# Books

**2012 Euler Prize**

"I must say that the title of Daina Taimina's book is a bit misleading, since it's far from being only about hyperbolic planes and crocheting. It does indeed contain simple and beautifully illustrated explanations of those two subjects, along with scholarly histories of both of them. However, it does the same for many other parts of art and science and mathematics, and all this in a beautifully simple and simply beautiful book." - John H. Conway, Princeton University

**Talk in TEDxRiga June 14, 2012**

"I hope this book gives you pause for thought and changes your way of thinking about mathematics." -From the Forward by William P. Thurston, Cornell University

Experiencing Geometry: Euclidean and Non-Euclidean with History (co-author with David Henderson), 3rd Edition, Pearson-Prentice Hall, 2005

(Japanese edition 2010)

"This book remains a treasure, an essential reference. I simply know of no other book that attepts the broad vision of geometry that this book does, that does it by-and-large so successfully, and that pays so much attention to geometric intuition, student cognitive development, and rigorous mathematics." - Judy Roitman, University of Kansas

"I found this text to be a wonderful, fresh, and innovative treatment of geometry. The Moore method of study by doing and involving the student works very well indeed for this subject." - Norman Johnson, University of Iowa

# Some of my Artwork

**Hyperbolic sketch**

**13-symmetry**

Watercolors

The Land and The Sea

## Daina Taimina

Adjunct Associate Professor

Department of Mathematics

Malott Hall, Cornell University

Ithaca, NY 14853-4201

daina.taimina[at]cornell.edu