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By George K. Francis

ISBN-10: 0387345426

ISBN-13: 9780387345420

ISBN-10: 0387964266

ISBN-13: 9780387964263

Praise for George Francis's A Topological Picturebook:

Bravo to Springer for reissuing this exact and gorgeous booklet! It not just reminds the older new release of the pleasures of doing arithmetic by way of hand, but additionally exhibits the hot iteration what ``hands on'' particularly means.

- John Stillwell, collage of San Francisco

The Topological Picturebook has taught a complete new release of mathematicians to attract, to determine, and to think.

- Tony Robbin, artist and writer of Shadows of truth: The Fourth measurement in Relativity, Cubism, and smooth Thought

The vintage reference for a way to provide topological information visually, choked with extraordinary hand-drawn pictures of advanced surfaces.

- John Sullivan, Technische Universitat Berlin

A Topological Picturebook we could scholars see topology because the unique discoverers conceived it: concrete and visible, freed from the formalism that burdens traditional textbooks.

- Jeffrey Weeks, writer of The form of Space

A Topological Picturebook is a visible ceremonial dinner for an individual fascinated by mathematical images.  Francis presents beautiful examples to construct one's "visualization muscles".  while, he explains the underlying ideas and layout concepts for readers to create their very own lucid drawings.

- George W. Hart, Stony Brook University

In this number of narrative gem stones and fascinating hand-drawn photos, George Francis demonstrates the chicken-and-egg dating, in arithmetic, of snapshot and textual content. because the publication used to be first released, the case for images in arithmetic has been received, and now it's time to examine their which means. A Topological Picturebook is still indispensable.

- Marjorie Senechal, Smith collage and co-editor of the Mathematical Intelligencer

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