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Polyhedron Models

Polyhedron Models

$82.00 (G)

  • Date Published: April 1974
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521098595

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  • Models of the regular and semi-regular polyhedral solids have fascinated people for centuries. The Greeks knew the simplest of them. Since then the range of figures has grown; 75 are known today and are called, more generally, 'uniform' polyhedra. The author describes simply and carefully how to make models of all the known uniform polyhedra and some of the stellated forms. Fully illustrated with drawings and photographs, this is the first practical guide to making these intricate and beautiful solids.

    Reviews & endorsements

    'The general effect of this book is to create a desire in the reader to become involved with these gracefully symmetrical figures; it is very pleasant reading indeed.' Science

    'The photographs and descriptions, together with a foreword by H. S. M. Coxeter, a bibliography, and a list of the models, have been fashioned into a beautiful book.' Choice

    'This book should provide hours of enjoyment to all those who appreciate the regular, uniform and stellated polyhedra.' Institute of Physics

    ' … a splendid sequel to Cundy and Rollett's Mathematical models: more lavishly produced, with a photograph of each of the 119 models described …' Mathematical Gazette

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 1974
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521098595
    • length: 228 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 185 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.53kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface to 1978 reprint
    Preface
    Foreword
    Introduction
    mathematical classification
    1. The convex uniform polyhedra: the platonic and archimedean solids
    2. Some stellations and compounds
    3. Non-convex uniform polyhedra
    Epilogue
    References
    List of models.

  • Author

    Magnus J. Wenninger

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