Chaos, Fractals and Dynamics
This book, despite its age, is an excellent introduction and instruction to explore iterated functions, Julia sets and the Mandelbrot set. This is essentially done on the backbone of quadratic maps but the beauty and essential features are explored. The pseudo code could be adapted to whatever favourite language one chooses.
The colour plates are beautiful by themselves. It motivates me, in my spare time, to do my own experiments (the author’s main purpose for the book).