Odd mathematics ...

Odd mathematics ...

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"..

To read more, go to The Guardian website:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/mar/26/oddest-book-title-award