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By Daina Taimina

Winner of the Euler e-book Prize -- provided by means of the Mathematical organization of America

With greater than 2 hundred complete colour photos, this non-traditional, tactile creation to non-Euclidean geometries additionally covers early improvement of geometry and connections among geometry, paintings, nature, and sciences. For the crafter or would-be crafter, there are targeted directions for the way to crochet quite a few geometric versions and the way to take advantage of them in explorations.

From the Foreword by means of William Thurston:

"These versions have a fascination a long way past their visible visual appeal. As illustrated within the booklet, there's truly destructive curvature and hyperbolic geometry throughout us, yet humans commonly see it with out seeing it. you are going to enhance a wholly new realizing via really following the easy directions and crocheting! The versions are deceptively attention-grabbing. maybe you'll get a hold of your personal adaptations and ideas. at least, i am hoping this publication grants pause for suggestion and adjustments your frame of mind approximately mathematics."

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