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9 December 2020
There is no area of human endeavour or aspect of the human condition too trivial, esoteric or just downright disturbing that it cannot be written down, illustrated and presented to the world as thinly sliced, perfectly bound tree.
So we reflect as we browse Amazon’s web page for Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes by the retired Cornell University mathematician Daina Taimina. Not that this book itself disturbs us. We are the proud possessor of an original Taimina design, a lovingly crocheted representation of an n=3 hyperbolic manifold [could the subeditors please crochet one to check …