Fractions sound like fractions. I wasreading the book and it says fractals
are characterized by the repeating of
similar patterns at ever diminishing
scales. Fractals are found in computer
African settlements use fractal
structures like circles of circular
dwellings, rectangular walls with
smaller rectangles, streets in broad
avenues go down to footpaths with
Fractals are in African designs as
well as knowlede systems.
Based on African designers, artists,
scientists, Ron Eglash searches out fractals
in African architecture,traditional hairstyling,
textiles, sculpture, painting, carving,
metalwork, religion, games, practical craft,
quantitative technologies, and symbolic systmes.
ALso, he analyzes the political and
social implicatiosn of the existence of
African fractal geometry. This book contains
info on the study of math, African culture,
anthropology, and computer simulations.