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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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. 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. 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. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
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crochetng Lists with This Book. May 03, notgettingenough rated it really liked it Shelves: I personally am not able to review this book. If you want a full understanding of why, do go here: It is quite funny. Still, this book has interest for a few reasons.
Afterthoughts of a Worm Hunter by Da Arventures personally am not able to review this book. Afterthoughts of a Worm Hunter by David Crompton. What Kind of Bean is this Chihuahua? Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes, by Dr. Another 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 journals. You can see a few pictures from the book here: View corcheting 3 comments.
Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes by Daina Taimina
Jul 09, Jessica rated it liked it. I want to crochet a hyperbolic plane! So, I ordered this book in the hopes it would help in that quest, as well as give some background and an increased understanding of the relevant mathematics. Yes, there are hyperbloic 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.
The instructions are not written for the basic-knowlege crocheter and are not set out as clearly as I am used to se I want to crochet a hyperbolic plane! 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 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.
I’m still going to try to make my own hyperbolic plane example, though. I’ll let you know how it turns out. Jul 18, Valerie rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Finally, a craft I can get behind This book gave me so many ideas for class I can’t wait to do projects.
Apr 17, Ellen rated it really liked it. Another book of maths and crochet. This adventuges is beautifully illustrated, but information about how to create the shapes is not provided. Apr 30, Valerie Sherman rated it liked it.
I would have rated it higher if she gave specific pattern instructions to make some adventuges the crazy awesome corals and hyperbolic planes in the book! Nov 11, MD rated it really liked it Shelves: I could have done with less history and more 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 more 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 pla I could have done with less history and more information about crocheting hyperbolic planes. 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.
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I would have welcomed more 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 more general book about the mathematics of crochet. Jul 07, Colin Chick rated it really liked it. 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 more robust. Dec 08, Christine rated it really liked it Shelves: There 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 differe My husband bought this book for me at the MOMath in NYC, I’ve dipped into it all year at my bedside table.
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. 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.
Any math book that makes me reach for a crochet hook and some sketching yarn is a fun book in my opinion. Sep 17, Jasmine rated it really liked it. 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 graderrereading over the years and getting more and more understanding from it. Still, it’s a fun book.
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. May 17, Stacy rated it really liked it. 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 more 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. May 18, Pat rated it really liked it Shelves: It has been a few decades since my college math classes, but Daina Taimina managed to keep my interest. 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. The profuse illustrations in the book will assist also.
Sep 09, Anne rated it liked it Shelves: Non-Euclidean geometry explained with crochet.
As nearly as I can tell, it would be a good way to learn the math involved. Unfortunately, it’s not a great crochet bookm though some of the projects are inspiring. Aug 10, Christina rated it liked it Shelves: Very interesting, but I didn’t quite have the math skills to follow all of it. Paul Vittay rated it really liked it Mar 31, Rose Lu rated it really liked it Jan 06,