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Polyhedron Models - Magnus J. Wenninger

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Published: 26th August 1974
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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.

'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

Preface to 1978 reprint
Preface
Foreword
Introduction
Mathematical classification
The convex uniform polyhedra: the platonic and archimedean solids
Some stellations and compounds
Non-convex uniform polyhedra
Epilogue
References
List of models
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521098595
ISBN-10: 0521098599
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 228
Published: 26th August 1974
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 19.05  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.53