This fascinating book merges the modern discovery of nature's fractal patterns with the ancient view of a cyclic universe. Applying "fractal time" to everything from history to human relationships, Braden suggests that if we study the past, we'll know what to expect when the same conditions return. His "Time Code Calculator" allows us to do just that. Each cycle of history, he notes, carries a choice point that allows us to select a new outcome - and 2012 is such a window of opportunity. 256 pp.