A few posts ago, I wrote about the Diagram Prize, awarded for “the book carrying the oddest title of the year”. There was a shortlist of six titles, and members of the public were invited to vote on which should win.
The 2009 winner has now been announced on The Bookseller‘s website, and is Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes by Dr Daina Taimina.
If you read the article, be sure to scroll down to the comments—the first is from Dr Taimina herself and gives her response to winning.
If you want to know more about the the book and its author, visit her blog at http://hyperbolic-crochet.blogspot.com/. You can also follow her on Twitter at @DainaTaimina.
Further update: When I wrote that, Daina Taimina had only just started her blog. Now that it’s been going a little longer, it’s showing signs of becoming a fascinating blog about art and mathematics, with a strong personal slant too. I do urge you to visit it.
Images © Daina Taimina and used with permission.