by Daud Sutton
Platonic & Archimedean Solids
Walker Books, April, 2002.
Hardcover, 58 pages.
For those who love the intricacies and exquisite logic of mathematics and geometry, Platonic and Archimedean Solids will be an enjoyable reminder of the possibilities of solid geometry. But for readers who have not used these particular areas of mathematics since college, this short and beautiful little volume is an enjoyable journey through the history of mankind's discovery and subsequent use of geometry and mathematics for everything from creating magnificent buildings to understanding chemistry and atomic physics. Daud Sutton's beautiful drawings, along with his clearly written essays on the history and the importance of each new extension, will interest both mathematician and general reader alike.
--Sarah Reaves White
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This review was published in the September, 2002 of The Internet Writing Journal.
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