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Polyhedra

Author: Peter R Cromwell
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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This book comprehensively documents the many and varied ways that polyhedra have come to the fore throughout the development of mathematics.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter R Cromwell
ISBN: 0521664055 9780521664059 9780521554329 0521554322
OCLC Number: 41212721
Notes: Originally published: 1997.
Description: xiii, 451 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Indivisible, Inexpressible and Unavoidable --
2. Rules and Regularity --
3. Decline and Rebirth of Polyhedral Geometry --
4. Fantasy, Harmony and Uniformity --
5. Surfaces, Solids and Spheres --
6. Equality, Rigidity and Flexibility --
7. Stars, Stellations and Skeletons --
8. Symmetry, Shape and Structure --
9. Counting, Colouring and Computing --
10. Combination, Transformation and Decoration.
Responsibility: Peter R. Cromwell.

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'The topic itself ... is easily visualised and it has a long history as part of our culture, interacting with philosophy, art and chemistry. Cromwell's treatment admirably exploits all these Read more...

 
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