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Geometric Folding Algorithms: Linkages, Origami, Polyhedra Hardcover – July 16, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-0521857574 ISBN-10: 0521857570 Edition: 1st

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"Demaine and O'Rourke are among the best-qualified authors for a book on this subject; and the book that they have written is a delight... It is exceptionally clear and readable. It could be read for pleasure by any mathematics undergraduate, and much of it (though not all) by amateurs with a high school mathematics background... Indeed, the novice will find this book an excellent introduction to complexity.) Most topics are covered in great detail; it is safe to say that even the `insider' will find something new... This book should be in all university libraries, and many professional and amateur mathematicians will want to add it to their personal collections. Origami enthusiasts may also find it of interest."
Robert Dawson, Halifax, Zentralblatt MATH

"Together, they [the authors]have assembled probably the most comprehensive book ever written about the mathematics of paper-folding. It contains theory, along with illustrations."
Nick Robinson, British Origami Society

"This book does an excellent job of surveying the state of the art. There are copious examples and illustrations, and the authors manage to convey the excitement of working in an are where many basic questions are still unanswered."
Gregory V. Wilson, Dobbs Code Talk

"This book is one of those rare mathematics books that I had a hard time putting down. I wanted to keep reading to find the next insight... it will remain a valuable resource far into the future. There [is] a lot of material in this book and it is really a lot of fun. I highly recommend this book to anyone with even a passing interest in folding mathematics."
Collin Carbno, MAA Reviews

"Rarely can a single work serve as both a guide to a serious innovative course and as an attractive coffee-table book. This book has that distinction, and is either way irresistible to a wide range of scientists."
Harvey Cohn, Computing Reviews

"... the writing is excellent and flows well. It is a very rewarding read, appropriate for someone interested in geometry and geometric algorithms or as a resource for a university course in geometry."
Jeffrey Putnam, Computing Reviews

"Erik Demaine's Hedrick Lectures at August's MathFest gave a delightful and masterful summary overview of how mathematics has been applied to novel areas of geometry, such as origami, linkages, hinged dissections, and transformer figures. His beautiful book, with its full color illustrations, gives some of the details, including proofs and open problems."
Paul J. Campbell, Mathematics Magazine

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Emphasizing algorithmic and computational aspects, this comprehensive treatment of the geometry of folding and unfolding presents hundreds of results and more than 60 open problems. Aimed primarily at advanced undergraduates and graduates in mathematics or computer science, this lavishly illustrated book will fascinate a broad audience, from high school students to researchers.

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