Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes. is published by AK Peters February The first paper model was made in by Italian mathematician . Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes has 53 ratings and 13 reviews. notgettingenough said: I personally am not able to review this book. If you w. patterns > Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes. Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes. by Daina Taimina. Hardcover. published in March.

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Except for math geeks. Daina provides the necessary instructions for even novices to crochet and create hyperbolic models of their own. Refresh and try again. It would be a useful addition to the library of a school or university. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Product details Format Hardback pages Dimensions x x 14mm But it is much more than that; it is perfectly capable of standing on its mathematical feet as a clear, rigorous, and beautifully illustrated introduction to hyperbolic geometry.

Maybe a sixth grader or precocious fourth graderrereading over the years and getting more and more understanding from it. This book gave me so many ideas for class However, it does the same for many other parts of art and science and mathematics, and all this in a beautifully simple and simply beautiful book.

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Four Strands in the History of Geometry 4. I liked the inclusion of mathematical formulas. Apr 17, Ellen rated it really liked it. What is Non-Euclidean Geometry? In this respect it has greater outreach potential than any book we have previously considered.


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I could have done with less history and more information about crocheting hyperbolic planes. Wifh instructor resources are now available on our Instructor Hub. Now, Daina’s crochet models break through the austere, formal stereotype of mathematics and present a path to a whole-brain understanding of a beautiful cluster of simple and significant ideas. Diagram Prize for Oddest Title of the Year Hypwrbolic highly recommend this book I may have to read parts of the book a few times to understand the concepts, but I’m already crocheting a hyperbolic plane to help me visualize.

I want to crochet a hyperbolic plane! Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Want to Read saving…. In any case, I hope this book gives you pause for thought and changes your way of thinking about mathematics.

Lots of fun theories withh think about and she does a pretty good job helping you to visualize crochfting. From the Foreword by William Thurston: It has been a few decades since my college math classes, but Daina Taimina managed to keep my interest.

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Those interested in crocheting or hyperbolic geometry will certainly find something interesting here. Book ratings by Goodreads. Jul 07, Colin Chick rated it really liked it. I didn’t really understand why a lot of the information about patterns in other art forms was included since it didn’t seem related to hyperbolic planes. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. To wkth what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


You will develop an entirely new understanding by actually following the simple instructions and crocheting!

This book is really cool, but I would not recommend it unless you have some sort of an interest in math. Daina Taimina was born in Riga, Latvia in the same year as an International Congress of Mathematicians pivotal to non-Euclidean geometry as she describes in the Introductionso her influence on the hyperbolic plane almost seems fated.

The profuse illustrations in the book will assist also. Yes, there are instructions for crocheting your own example, and yes there’s a fair amount of history, but still this book was not quite what I was expecting.

As nearly as I can tell, it would be a good way to learn the math involved. Add to Wish List. New to the 2nd Edition; Daina Taimina discusses her own adventures with the hyperbolic planes adventurs well as the experiences of some of her readers. Paul Vittay rated it really liked it Mar 31, Appendix Paper Models Endnotes Index show more.

Daina Taimina has wrapt my earliest memories in glorious colors, intricate histories, and marvelous theorems. View all 3 comments. Rachel Joy rated it liked it Jul 21, Sep 09, Anne rated it liked it Shelves: