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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About Daina Taimina 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.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. These crochet models have a plnaes far beyond their visual appearance a lot of beautiful pictures are in this book!

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I liked the inclusion of mathematical formulas. If you make continuous plnaes using a different stitch, what would that be? Afterthoughts of a Worm Hunter by David Crompton. It is quite funny. Books by Daina Taimina.

It was the first in a series of workshops that will be held throughout the year, leading up to the debut of the Latvian Reef in Adventkres Consentio in August. Tidbits from the History of Crochet 5.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The Best Books of No trivia or quizzes yet. You will develop an entirely new understanding by actually following the simple instructions and crocheting!

I wish someone would write a more general book about the mathematics of crochet. However, 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. Finally, a craft I can get behind Lisa Clayton rated it it was amazing Sep 21, It would be a useful addition to the library of a school or university. 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.


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It could be through conference attendance, group discussion or directed reading to name just a few examples. Title may be a little misleading, as it’s more mathy than crochet-y, but I’m enough of a math geek that it was just as satisfying.

Hjperbolic any case, I hope this book gives you pause for thought and changes your way of thinking about mathematics. What are VitalSource eBooks?

Delightfully brilliant yet down to earth, Daina Taimina brings together the best aspects of “right brain” imagination and risk-taking with “left brain” facts, practicality, and pattern perception, creating a win-win that everyone will enjoy. Now a professor of mathematics at Cornell University, Taimina regularly participates in art exhibitions and educational workshops related to her crocheted models. Rose Lu rated it really liked it Jan witg, We provide a free online form to document your learning and a certificate for your records.

Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes by Daina Taimina

Dorothy rated it it was amazing Dec 26, What Is the Hyperbolic Plane? Hardcoverpages.

Lavish with photos crocyeting the book, the art is creatively placed in nature and the math schematics are crisp and clear. Now a professor of mathematics at Cornell University, Taimina regularly participates in art exhibitions and educational workshops related to her crocheted models. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

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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 more novice – friendly patterning and discussion.

The models are deceptively interesting. Why not slip stitch or double crochet? Nov 11, MD rated it really liked it Shelves: Yes, there are instructions for crocheting your own example, and yes there’s a fair amount of history, aith still this book was not quite what I was expecting. But it is much more than crochrting it is perfectly capable of standing on its mathematical feet as a clear, rigorous, and beautifully illustrated introduction to hyperbolic geometry.

View all 3 comments. Jul 18, Valerie rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Still, this book has interest for a few reasons.

It does indeed contain simple and beautifully illustrated explanations of those two subjects, along with scholarly histories of both of them. Daina Taimina specially made a hyperbolic crochet homage to the Baltic Sea, entitled “Land and Sea,” as a contribution to the Latvian Reef, to which Dr Taimina is acting as an advisor, supporter, and inspirer.

Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes, by Dr.