What they have said about Dissections: Plane & Fancy

And which illustrations did the reviewers choose?

Two of the Nicest Reviews:

Telegraphic Review in American Mathematical Monthly

Loren Larson, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at St. Olaf College, in Minnesota, has written a very nice telegraphic review in the April 1999 issue (volume 106, number 4) of the American Mathematical Monthly, a publication of the Mathematical Association of America. (Follow this link to the homepage for the periodical.) Quoting from the review, which appears on page 381:
"A beautiful book that entices, entertains, fascinates, and instructs. Collects, organizes, and presents 2000+ years of discovery alongside exciting new contributions. Complete, thorough, fun to read; this will be a classic."

Review in SIAM Review

Doris Schattschneider, a professor of mathematics at Moravian College, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, has written a very nice review that has appeared in the March 2001 (volume 43, number 1) issue of SIAM Review, a publication of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Excerpting from the review, which appears on pages 220-223:
"One of the most popular topics in books on recreational mathematics is dissection puzzles. Greg Frederickson's Dissections: Plane and Fancy is a feast of such puzzles, beautifully and wittily presented, along with lots of interesting ancillary information. The book can be enjoyed at many levels, from that of the browser or beginner who will primarily be a spectator, to that of the afficianado who wants to match wits with masters of the game."
"Although many dissections can be serendipitous, happened upon after much trial and error, the masters have always looked for (and found) general techniques that could be applied to produce large classes of dissections. These required both ingenuity and mathematical understanding of the underpinnings. Frederickson's aim is not merely to report on dissections, but to illuminate the reader as to how dissections can be found and why they work. Indeed, he is not content with reporting a dissection unless he can show how it could result from an application of one of the standard techniques."
"Chapter titles are witty ("It's Hip to Be a Square," "Strips Teased"), and several chapters continue in character, with Frederickson obviously enjoying puns, double-entendres, or mimicking a well-known voice. . . . And there are many mysteries uncovered by Frederickson, which he relates with some relish."
"The book is very nicely designed, with clear and accurate diagrams for each dissection."
"Frederickson's delightfully rich book is long overdue and will surely be a classic in the field."

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