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Polyhedra

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Polyhedra have cropped up in many different guises throughout recorded history. Recently, polyhedra and their symmetries have been cast in a new light by combinatorics and group theory. This unique text comprehensively documents the many and varied ways that polyhedra have come to the fore throughout the development of mathematics. The author strikes a balance between cove ...more
Paperback, 476 pages
Published February 8th 2008 by Cambridge University Press (first published June 28th 1997)
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Markus Himmelstrand
Jul 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book is an excellent example of popular mathematics for the mathematically inclined. Equipped with some familiarity the style of proofs and high school geometry it can effectively be read at the pace of a novel and it is a delightful read.
Written more in the style of an series of essays it covers a wide range of results and types of polyhedra but takes the time to develop most concepts through chronicling their historical evolution starting out with the primitive notions of the Greeks and c
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So Hakim
Jan 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
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A pop-math geometry book. Well, not that pop, because there are equations here and there. But if you have good grasp of high school math -- or early college's -- then you should be fine.
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