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Bravo to Springer for reissuing this targeted and gorgeous publication! It not just reminds the older new release of the pleasures of doing arithmetic by means of hand, but additionally indicates the recent new release what ``hands on'' quite means.

- John Stillwell, college of San Francisco

The Topological Picturebook has taught an entire iteration of mathematicians to attract, to determine, and to think.

- Tony Robbin, artist and writer of Shadows of truth: The Fourth size in Relativity, Cubism, and sleek Thought

The vintage reference for a way to provide topological information visually, packed with outstanding hand-drawn pictures of advanced surfaces.

- John Sullivan, Technische Universitat Berlin

A Topological Picturebook shall we scholars see topology because the unique discoverers conceived it: concrete and visible, freed from the formalism that burdens traditional textbooks.

- Jeffrey Weeks, writer of The form of Space

A Topological Picturebook is a visible ceremonial dinner for a person concerned about mathematical images.  Francis offers beautiful examples to construct one's "visualization muscles".  even as, he explains the underlying ideas and layout strategies for readers to create their very own lucid drawings.

- George W. Hart, Stony Brook University

In this choice of narrative gem stones and interesting hand-drawn photographs, George Francis demonstrates the chicken-and-egg courting, in arithmetic, of photo and textual content. because the ebook was once first released, the case for photographs in arithmetic has been received, and now it's time to think of their which means. A Topological Picturebook is still indispensable.

- Marjorie Senechal, Smith university and co-editor of the Mathematical Intelligencer

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