The book appeared in the Book List starting in the November 2006 issue
(vol. 53, no. 11) of the
Notices of the AMS,
on page 1302 and running through October 2007. The Notices are a publication of the
American Mathematical Society.
"The Book List highlights books that have mathematical themes
and hold appeal for a wide audience,
including mathematicians, students, and a significant portion of the general public."
Martin wrote a very nice quote for the publisher:
"Greg Frederickson's ability to discover (or should I say create?)
elegant dissections, hinged, folded, or otherwise, is awesome. His
beautiful book contains challenges, to exceed his minimal records, that
will keep recreational geometricians happily at work for decades. A
bibliography runs to more than 120 references!"
David wrote a very nice quote for the publisher:
"Greg Frederickson's first book on Dissections was an encyclopedic
survey of all the classical results on geometric dissections with many
new extensions. His second book, Hinged Dissections, and the current
book extend the ideas into dynamical and three-dimensional versions.
These versions were previously undreamed-of. It is unusual to see a
radically new aspect of mathematics being developed and Frederickson is
to be congratulated for discovering one. The ideas presented here will
entertain and fascinate many geometers and should provide inspiration
for many further investigations in the coming decades."
Martin wrote in a "Special Afterword" for Skeptical Inquirer:
"Greg Frederickson, a mathematician at Purdue, is the world's top expert on geometric dissections. His latest book, Plano Hinged Dissections: Time to Fold! (A.K. Peters 2006), deals entirely with his discoveries of beautiful hinged dissections."
Last updated November 7, 2008.