Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes ePUB Õ

Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes ePUB Õ

Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes [PDF / Epub] ☉ Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes ❤ Daina Taimina – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Winner of the Euler Book Prize Awarded by the Mathematical Association of AmericaWith than 200 full color photographs this non traditional tactile introduction to non Euclidean geometries also covers Winner of the Euler Book Prize Awarded by with Hyperbolic Kindle Ò the Mathematical Association of AmericaWith than full Crocheting Adventures Kindle - color photographs this non traditional tactile introduction to non Euclidean geometries also covers early development of geometry Adventures with Hyperbolic PDF É 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 explorationsFrom the Foreword by William ThurstonThese 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.


10 thoughts on “Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes

  1. notgettingenough notgettingenough says:

    I personally am not able to review this book If you want a full understanding of why do go here explains the great knittingcrochet divide It is uite funnyIt will simply never bother me that I can’t knit hyperbolas I’m sorry if this offends any crocheters On second thoughts no I’m notStill this book has interest for a few reasons One is that it won this year’s Oddest Booktitle of the Year award ahead ofAfterthoughts of a Worm Hunter by David Crompton Governing Lethal Behavior in Autonomous Robots by Ronald C Arkin The Changing World of Inflammatory Bowel Disease by Ellen Scherl and Marla Dubinsky Third place Collectible Spoons of the Third Reich by James A Yannes receiving 11% of the vote Second place What Kind of Bean is this Chihuahua? by Tara Jansen Meyer 30% of the voteFirst place Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes by Dr Daina Taimina 42% of the voteAnother is the unlikeliness of seeing a book of crochet patterns being brought out by a science and technology publisher and reviewed by science and maths journalsYou can see a few pictures from the book here a knitter I can’t say anything positive about this book but in the interests of fairness I will uote the eminent mathematician William Thurston who said of it“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”I’m sure it should William I’m sure it should but


  2. Jessica Jessica says:

    I want to crochet a hyperbolic plane So I ordered this book in the hopes it would help in that uest as well as give some background and an increased understanding of the relevant mathematics Mission sort of accomplished Yes there are instructions for crocheting your own example and yes there's a fair amount of history but still this book was not uite what I was expecting The instructions are not written for the basic knowlege crocheter and are not set out as clearly as I am used to seeing in project books Turns out this is not a project book a ramble of thoughts by the author a mathematician who came into fiber arts fame through the back door in a way It shows I think this book would have benefited greatly by having a co author someone who came out of the fiber art instruction world and could have helped to include novice friendly patterning and discussion I'm still going to try to make my own hyperbolic plane example though I'll let you know how it turns out


  3. Valerie Valerie says:

    Sadly no patternsbut I got to see one of her hyperbolic planes at the Exploratorium and it was very cool Finally a craft I can get behindThis book gave me so many ideas for classhyperbolic plane hats for every student and a little known Lewis Carroll play and some easy ways to introduce topology I can't wait to do projects


  4. Ellen Ellen says:

    Another book of maths and crochet This one is beautifully illustrated but information about how to create the shapes is not provided


  5. Christine Christine says:

    My husband bought this book for me at the MOMath in NYC I've dipped into it all year at my bedside tableThere are plenty of photos but since they are strange and rare they are not always sharp and clear 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 conventionsHowever the fun and wonder of this book is the way it smashes different disciplines together and shows how they benefit each other perhaps have always benefited each other Any math book that makes me reach for a crochet hook and some sketching yarn is a fun book in my opinion


  6. Valerie Sherman Valerie Sherman says:

    I would have rated it higher if she gave specific pattern instructions to make some of the crazy awesome corals and hyperbolic planes in the book


  7. MD MD says:

    I could have done with less history and information about crocheting hyperbolic planes Why are they always single crochet? Why not slip stitch or double crochet? If you make continuous increases using a different stitch what would that be? How would it be different? I would have liked a beginner friendly level of detail in the math too 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 I would have welcomed information about the mathematics behind them I liked the inclusion of mathematical formulas There is a lot of mathematics in crochet I wish someone would write a general book about the mathematics of crochet


  8. Colin Chick Colin Chick says:

    A great dip into source for the non euclidiens amongst us who insist in working with wool If you can get your hands on the hardback its binding is far robust


  9. Jasmine Jasmine says:

    It was smaller than I was expecting think a large hardcover picture book Except for math geeks And probably not for very little kids Maybe a sixth grader or precocious fourth grader rereading over the years and getting and understanding from itStill it's a fun book Title may be a little misleading as it's mathy than crochet y but I'm enough of a math geek that it was just as satisfying


  10. Stacy Stacy says:

    This book is really cool but I would not recommend it unless you have some sort of an interest in math She delves a lot into mathematical history; there's actually a lot of that than there is crochet But it's still an interesting read Lots of fun theories to think about and she does a pretty good job helping you to visualize them


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