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The Topological Imagination

Spheres, Edges, and Islands

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$43.00 • £37.95 • €39.95

ISBN 9780674504561

Publication Date: 04/04/2016


224 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

1 halftone, 1 line illustration


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  • Introduction
  • I. Topology and the Idea of Form
  • II. The Mind Imagining
  • III. Disparities in Metaphor
  • IV. Euler Discovers the First Edge
  • V. Vico and the Cycles of Human History
  • VI. “The Round Earth’s Imagined Corners”
  • VII. Notes on a Family of Edges
  • VIII. Shape and the Ethics of Scale
  • IX. “No Man Is an Island”
  • Background Reading
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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