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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Return to Book Page. Ceri Watling rated it it was amazing Jan 01, It’s a great coffee table book and conversation starter Rachel Joy rated it liked it Jul 21, 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 pla I could have done with less history and more information about crocheting hyperbolic planes.
I liked the inclusion of mathematical formulas. Book ratings by Goodreads. 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.
Lots of fun theories to think about and she does a pretty good job helping you to visualize them. I highly recommend this book because of its unique combination of a historical account of hyperbolic geometry with the use of crochet as a tool for its understanding.
The profuse illustrations in the book will assist also. In any case, I hope this book gives you pause for thought and changes your way of thinking about mathematics. Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes. Lists with This Book. Other Surfaces with Negative Curvature 9. The Best Books of Except for math geeks.
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The book helps to change the way of thinking about mathematics – an art of human understanding! I realized that when my father’s mother introduced me to crochet I was five or so she really taught me intrinsic algorithms for generating spherical, plane, and hyperbolic geometries. You can see a few pictures from the book here: Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.
From the Foreword by William Thurston: Daina Taimina specially made a hyperbolic crochet hypergolic to the Baltic Sea, entitled crochheting and Sea,” as a contribution to the Latvian Reef, to which Dr Taimina is acting as an advisor, supporter, and inspirer.
Even for readers who have no familiarity with crochet, the instructions for producing a simple manifold are lucid, concise, and easily followed.
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.
View all 3 comments. Jul 09, Jessica rated it liked it. 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.
Daina Taimina has wrapt my earliest memories in glorious colors, intricate histories, and marvelous theorems. Exclusive web offer for individuals. Emidude rated it really liked it Feb 27, Looking for Applications of Hyperbolic Geometry Nov 11, Crochering rated it really liked it Shelves: We’re featuring millions of planrs reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.
What are VitalSource eBooks? Dorothy rated it it was amazing Dec 26, Very interesting, but I didn’t quite have the math skills to follow all of it. Aug 10, Christina rated it liked it Shelves: Description Winner of the Euler Book Prize — Awarded by the Mathematical Association of America With more than 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.
The crochet sections themselves would have benefited from a glance from Lindsay Stevens or the Stitchstud, both wonderful technical editors for crochet patterns; it’s so much easier to read about crochet when it’s written conventionally, even if British and American publishing do use different conventions.
I wish someone would write a more general book about the mathematics of crochet. Jul 18, Valerie rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: 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.
Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes: Paul Vittay rated it really liked it Mar 31, 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. Perhaps you will come up with your own variations and ideas. Diagram Prize for Oddest Title of the Year How would it be different?
Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes
It does indeed contain simple and beautifully illustrated explanations of those two subjects, along with scholarly histories of both of them.
You will develop an entirely new understanding by actually following the simple instructions and crocheting!
ISBN 3 17 Aug 22, From th With more than full color photographs, this non-traditional, tactile introduction to non-Euclidean geometries also covers early development of geometry and hypebolic between geometry, art, nature, and sciences.