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Shapes, Space, and Symmetry (1971)

by Alan Holden

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This is just about the perfect book for anyone interested in polyhedra. Starting with the basic Platonics, the book works its way through many other exotic polyhedra, in particular how they can be derived from one another. Richly illustrated throughout and with an informal text that takes you through this journey, this is an deep but enjoyable romp through the subject. Much less mathematical than Cromwell, and less formal than Wenninger, this is the book to go for for both fun, instruction and inspiration. ( )
  rrmmff2000 | Mar 19, 2016 |
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This book explains the structure of the nine regular solids, including the tetrahedron, cube, octahedron, dodecahedron, and icosahedron, plus many semiregular solids. It demonstrates how they can be used to explain mathematics visually rather than by symbol systems, and includes instructions for constructing cardboard models. Over 300 illustrations. 1971 edition.

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