Friday, 26 March 2010

Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes...

It is, of course, the literary prize we have all been waiting for. The 'Bookseller/Diagram Prize for Oddest Title of the Year' has gone to 'Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes'. Facing stiff competition from the likes of 'Collectible Spoons of the Third Reich' and 'What Kind of Bean is This Chihuahua?', the novel was written by Latvian mathematician Daina Taimina. The book's win, in an prize awarded by popular vote, was proclaimed to demonstrate, 'the public proclivity towards non-Euclidian needlework'.

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