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Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes

Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes - 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-1568814520

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ISBN13: 978-1568814520
ISBN10: 1568814526
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Edition/Copyright: 09
Publisher: A K Peters, Ltd.
Published: 2009
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Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes - 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-1568814520

Daina Taimina

ISBN13: 978-1568814520
ISBN10: 1568814526
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 09
Publisher: A K Peters, Ltd.

Published: 2009
International: No
Summary

Winner of the Euler Book Prize -- Awarded by the Mathematical Association of America

With more than 200 full color photographs, this non-traditional, tactile introduction to non-Euclidean geometries also covers early development of geometry and connections between geometry, art, nature, and sciences. For the crafter or would-be crafter, there are detailed instructions for how to crochet various geometric models and how to use them in explorations.

From the Foreword by William Thurston:

''These models have a fascination far beyond their visual appearance. As illustrated in the book, there is actually negative curvature and hyperbolic geometry all around us, but people generally see it without seeing it. You will develop an entirely new understanding by actually following the simple instructions and crocheting! The models are deceptively interesting. Perhaps you will come up with your own variations and ideas. In any case, I hope this book gives you pause for thought and changes your way of thinking about mathematics.''

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