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Spherical Models Hardcover – December 12, 1979

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (December 12, 1979)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521222796
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521222792
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 7.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,779,599 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
I needed some answers in a hurry to a lot of questions I had on spherical approximations, and this book came through. So I don't have any complaints.
This is indeed a book on models. The organization is set up more to teach you or give you and understanding of spherical polyhedra by building models. So it is a little difficult to get answers to specific questions without actually working through building various types of models. There are some areas where I would have thought some trigonometry would have been worked out, rather than just giving the answers to lengths and angles. There are other areas where some discussion on the basic polyhedra could have been presented, rather than assuming the reader/modeller understood these from the start.
I will say the book is a little dated. I have made my constructions with heavy use of a 3-D CAD program. A lot of time will be saved from manually drawing out the needed shapes.
But if you are willing to work through the book, I am sure you will come away from it as a master.
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This book is centered around making spherical models out of paper or some like product. If you are looking for information about solid modeling or different mediums, then this book might not be for you. It does have useful information contained in it though.
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Ever wonder how to make a a model of a geodesic dome? This is a book for recreational math enthusiasts and Buck-Minster-fuller-philes, the most hands-on introduction to geodesic geometry out there. Just page after page of sphere models, nothing else. It's a nice companion to Wenninger's classic, "Polyhedral Models," but possibly is a little redundant.
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