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Rear cover notes: "The orderliness and regularities of polyhedra provoke intuitive feelings that they must be significant; however, systematic studies of these three-dimensional figures have been consigned to mathematical treatises. By contrast, Mr. Pugh describes polyhedra in visual terms, as a series of interrelated shapes. He begins with the simple Platonic polyhedra, then evolves descriptions of more complex figures, such as geodesic and irregular polyhedra. While not requiring a mathematical background, the book is nevertheless rigorous and systematic. It includes examples of geometric problems, tables of geometric data, and previously unpublished chord factors for geodesic polyhedra."
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