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1000 Doctoral Theses by Mozambicans or about Mozambique By Paulus Gerdes
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The books presents in historical order information (author, year, title, university, country) about 535 doctoral theses written by Mozambicans and about 544 doctoral theses about Mozambique written... More > by foreigners. Universities of 33 countries have awarded these doctoral degrees. Includes alphabetic and thematic indices, and various tables (2013, 236 pp.)< Less
1000 Doctoral Theses by Mozambicans or about Mozambique By Paulus Gerdes
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The updated edition contains information (author, year, title, university, country) about 535 doctoral theses by Mozambicans and about 544 doctoral theses about Mozambique written by foreigners.... More > Universities of 33 countries have awarded these doctoral degrees. The book includes alphabetic and thematic indices as well as various tables (2013, 236 pp.). A printed version is also available.< Less
African Doctorates in Mathematics: A Catalogue By Paulus Gerdes
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This volume presents a catalogue of over 2000 doctoral theses by Africans in all fields of mathematics, including applied mathematics, mathematics education and history of mathematics. The... More > introduction contains information about distribution by country, institutions, period, and by gender, about mathematical density, and mobility of mathematicians. Several appendices are included (female doctorate holders, doctorates in mathematics education, doctorates awarded by African universities to non-Africans, doctoral theses by non-Africans about mathematics in Africa, activities of African mathematicians at the service of their communities). Paulus Gerdes compiled the information in his capacity of Chairman of the African Mathematical Union Commission for the History of Mathematics in Africa (AMUCHMA). The book contains a preface by Mohamed Hassan, President of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and Executive Director of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS). (383 pp.)< Less
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This volume presents a catalogue of over 2000 doctoral theses by Africans in all fields of mathematics, including applied mathematics, mathematics education and history of mathematics. The... More > introduction contains information about distribution by country, institutions, period, and by gender, about mathematical density, and mobility of mathematicians. Several appendices are included (female doctorate holders, doctorates in mathematics education, doctorates awarded by African universities to non-Africans, doctoral theses by non-Africans about mathematics in Africa, activities of African mathematicians at the service of their communities). Paulus Gerdes compiled the information in his capacity of Chairman of the African Mathematical Union Commission for the History of Mathematics in Africa (AMUCHMA). The book contains a preface by Mohamed Hassan, President of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and Executive Director of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS). (383 pp.)< Less
Geometry and Basketry of the Bora in the Peruvian Amazon By Paulus Gerdes
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“Geometry and Basketry of the Bora in the Peruvian Amazon” presents geometric aspects of the making and decoration of baskets in the Bora culture (Colombian, Brazilian and Peruvian... More > Amazon). After a brief presentation of the Bora people, various aspects of the decoration of circular trays and cylindrical baskets is analysed, from their design and manufacture to the composition and colouring of finite and plane patterns. Some suggestions for the incorporation of geometrical features of Bora basketry into mathematics education are presented. This book contributes to an appreciation of the Bora scientific and cultural experience. Dubner Medina Tuesta, coordinator of the Bilingual Teacher Education Programme, wrote the Preface. The book has 170 pp. Also available from Lulu is a Supplement with images in colours (36 pp.)< Less
Introducing Paulus Gerdes' Ethnomathematics Books By Paulus Gerdes
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"Introducing Paulus Gerdes' Ethnomathematics Books: A Collection of Prefaces, Forewords, Afterwords, and Afterthoughts" contains texts by Ubiratan D’Ambrosio, Bruno D’Amore,... More > Maurice Bazin, Jaime Carvalho, Marcos Cherinda, Joan Conolly, Donald Crowe, Peter Damerow, Hippolyte Fofack, Mohamed Hassan, Márcio Imenes, Abdulcarimo Ismael, Mateus Katupha, Aderemi Kuku, Sarifa Magide, Dubner Medina, Alcido Nguenha, Gaston N’Guérékata, Emília Nhalivilo, Giovanni Nicosia, Jan Persens, Arthur Powell, Harald Scheid, Erhard Scholz, Gert Schubring, Greet Van Keymeulen, and the late Dirk Struik. The colour edition (160 pp.) contains also a reproduction of the covers of the ethnomathematics books.< Less
Introducing Paulus Gerdes' Ethnomathematics Books. A Collection of Prefaces By Paulus Gerdes
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"Introducing Paulus Gerdes' Ethnomathematics Books: A Collection of Prefaces, Forewords, Afterwords, and Afterthoughts" contains texts by Ubiratan D’Ambrosio, Bruno D’Amore,... More > Maurice Bazin, Jaime Carvalho, Marcos Cherinda, Joan Conolly, Donald Crowe, Peter Damerow, Hippolyte Fofack, Mohamed Hassan, Márcio Imenes, Abdulcarimo Ismael, Mateus Katupha, Aderemi Kuku, Sarifa Magide, Dubner Medina, Alcido Nguenha, Gaston N’Guérékata, Emília Nhalivilo, Giovanni Nicosia, Jan Persens, Arthur Powell, Harald Scheid, Erhard Scholz, Gert Schubring, Greet Van Keymeulen, and the late Dirk Struik. This black-and-white edition (134 pp.) contains only the texts. The colour edition (156 pp.)contains also a reproduction of the covers of the ethnomathematics books. Both editions are available in print and as free download.< Less
Lunda Geometry: Mirror Curves, Designs, Knots, Polyominoes, Patterns, Symmetries By Paulus Gerdes
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The book “Lunda Geometry” explains how the mathematical concepts of mirror curves and Lunda-designs were discovered in the context of the author’s research of ‘sona’,... More > illustrations traditionally made in the sand by Cokwe storytellers from eastern Angola (a region called Lunda) and neighboring regions of Congo and Zambia. Examples of mirror curves from several cultures are presented. Lunda-designs are aesthetically attractive and display interesting symmetry properties. Examples of Lunda-patterns and Lunda-polyominoes are presented. Some generalizations of the concept of Lunda-design are discussed, like hexagonal Lunda-designs, Lunda-k-designs, Lunda-fractals, and circular Lunda-designs. Lunda-designs of Celtic knot designs are constructed. Several chapters were published in journals like ‘Computers & Graphics’ (Oxford), ‘Visual Mathematics’ (Belgrade), and ‘Mathematics in School’ (UK). (198 pp.)< Less
Sona Geometry from Angola: Mathematics of an African Tradition (color edition) By Paulus Gerdes
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The ‘sona’ tradition belongs to the culture of the Cokwe and related peoples in Eastern Angola and neighboring areas of Northwest Zambia and the Congo. Observers have described... More > ‘sona’ as sand graphs, sand drawings, drawings in the sand, writing in the sand, pictographs and ideograms, and as a system of communication. The ‘sona’ tradition is multifaceted. It comprises aspects that are philosophical, educational, artistic, ideographic, and recreational. The book shows that mathematical considerations were involved and developed as the Cokwe invented ‘sona’ and built up a reservoir of symbolic-graphic expressions. The book presents an analysis and reconstruction of mathematical elements in the sona tradition. The first English language edition in color contains an updated bibliography and an appendix with a brief introduction to new mathematical ideas that came out of the study of ‘sona.’ Translation and Preface: Artur B. Powell, Rutgers University, Newark, USA; 248 pp., over 500 illustrations in color.< Less
Otthava: Making Baskets and Doing Geometry in the Makhuwa Culture In the Northeast of Mozambique By Paulus Gerdes
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In the book "Otthava: Making Baskets and Doing Geometry in the Makhuwa Culture in the Northeast of Mozambique" I reflect on practices in the Makhuwa culture, which provide evidence of the... More > geometric considerations operating in basket weaving, and are suitable and appropriate for mathematical and educational exploration. A proper scientific understanding of this knowledge, and the educational value of these manifestations may lead to a better appreciation of the Makhuwa culture. The practices I present in this book belong to the cultural sphere of 'otthava' - weaving, plaiting, interweaving, interlacing, braiding - that is, to basket and mat weaving. The topics which are analysed are the making of funnels, hats, fish traps, containers, trays, dance rattles, purses, decorated braids, baskets and handbags, knots and circular mats.< Less