Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes
With more than 200 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.
which explains the great knitting/crochet divide. It is quite funny.
It 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 not.
Still, this book has interest for a few reasons. One is that it won this year’s Oddest Booktitle of the Year award ahead of:
Afterthoughts of a Worm Hunter by Da ...more
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 ...more
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.
This book gave me so many ideas for class...hyperbolic 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.