
05823666
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2011d.00812
Mukerji, Meenakshi
Origami inspirations. With contributions by Daniel Kwan, Carlos Cabrino, Tanya Vysochina and Aldo Marcel.
Natick, MA: A K Peters (ISBN 9781568815848/pbk). xii, 120~p. (2010).
2010
Natick, MA: A K Peters
EN
M80
U60
origami
polyhedra
Zbl 1122.00010
ME 2011c.00895
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  3dimensional elementary geometry.
Antonio M. Oller (Zaragoza)