id: 05823666
dt: b
an: 2011d.00812
au: Mukerji, Meenakshi
ti: Origami inspirations. With contributions by Daniel Kwan, Carlos Cabrino,
Tanya Vysochina and Aldo Marcel.
so: Natick, MA: A K Peters (ISBN 978-1-56881-584-8/pbk). xii, 120~p. (2010).
py: 2010
pu: Natick, MA: A K Peters
la: EN
cc: M80 U60
ut: origami; polyhedra
ci: Zbl 1122.00010; ME 2011c.00895
li:
ab: The first thing to be clearly stated about this book is that it is not a
book about mathematics (although it contains a few mathematical
remarks). It is a book about origami. There exist several books about
the interrelation between origami and mathematics. A very good one (if
not the best that the reviewer knows) is [{\it T. Hull}, Project
origami. Activities for exploring mathematics. Wellesley, MA: A K
Peters. (2006; Zbl 1122.00010; ME 2011c.00895)]. Nevertheless, the book
under review shows some beautiful mathematical objects. The
constructions given (sometimes a bit difficult) can be the starting
point of fruitful discussions in the classroom and it could be used as
a tool to introduce concepts of the — sometimes neglected —
3-dimensional elementary geometry.
rv: Antonio M. Oller (Zaragoza)