The annual prize for the oddest book title has been won by the splendidly eccentric,
Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes,
by Dr Daina Taimina.
The book is in fact a serious work by a mathematician at Cornell University in New York state. As David Henderson, Taimina's husband, has explained, a hyperbolic plane "is a simply connected Riemannian manifold with negative Gaussian curvature"..
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