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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
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
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
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
TINHLÈLÒ, Interweaving Art and Mathematics: Colourful Basket Trays from the South of Mozambique (eBook in color) By Paulus Gerdes
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The book “TINHLÈLÒ, Interweaving Art and Mathematics: Colourful Basket Trays from the South of Mozambique” exhibits and analyses coloured circular winnowing baskets... More > collected since the end of the 1970s (132 pp. colour). Foreword by Aires Aly, Prime Minister of the Republic of Mozambique: "The beauty in the collections of “Tinhléló” winnowing trays both surprises and fascinates the reader." "Tinhléló exist in each family of the vast Mozambique. We need to know that there are no factories for the production of the Tinhléló minalas. Tinhléló knowledge is endogenous knowledge that repeats itself, recreates itself, and adorns itself in the multiplicity of its models, sizes, colours, and functions. No conventional school orients this learning. The families, the remarkable, curious and master artisans, are the ones who are creating and maintaining these products of eloquent usefulness in our families. The families recreate the art of this mathematical weaving!..."< Less
Women, Culture and Geometry in Southern Africa (eBook) By Paulus Gerdes
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Expanded edition of award winning book "Women and Geometry in Southern Africa: Suggestions for Further Research", published by the "Universidade Pedagógica" (Mozambique) in... More > 1995. The original book contains chapters on geometrical ideas embedded in basket weaving, bead work, wall decoration, tattooing, and ceramics. The new edition includes a foreword by Sibusiso Moyo (Secretary of the African Mathematical Union Commission on Women in Mathematics in Africa, and Research Director of the Durban University of Technology, South Africa), afterwords by Ubiratan D'Ambrosio (São Paulo, Brazil) and Jens Hoyrup (Roskilde, Denmark), and the papers “Makwe colour inversion, symmetry and patterns” (Northeastern Mozambique) and “Symmetries on mats woven by Yombe women from the area along the Lower Congo." The book contains also a chapter written by Salimo Saide on the geometry of pottery decoration among Yao women (Nyassa Province, Mozambique). (eBook, 276 pp.)< Less
Geometry and Basketry of the Bora in the Peruvian Amazon (Colour edition) By Paulus Gerdes
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The book “Geometry and Basketry of the Bora in the Peruvian Amazon” presents some geometric aspects of the making and decoration of baskets in the Bora culture. The Bora live along the... More > upper Cahuinari and the Igara-Paraná rivers in the Colombian, Brazilian and Peruvian Amazon. This book contributes to an appreciation of the Bora scientific and cultural experience, and in particular, to the education of the future generations. A significant facet of geometrical research consists of finding all possible configurations that satisfy certain conditions. The Bora basket weavers excel herein. Professor Dubner Medina Tuesta coordinator of the Bilingual Teacher Education Programme of the Peruvian Amazon wrote the Foreword. Colour edition 2013: 176 pp., 52 photographs, 152 figures. In 2009 a black-and-white edition was published.< Less
Sipatsi Images in Colour: A Supplement By Paulus Gerdes
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The supplement (56 pp.) of the book "Sipatsi: Basketry and Geometry in the Tonga Culture of Inhambane (Mozambique, Africa)" (Lulu, 2009, 422 pp.) contains the original colour images of the... More > black-and-white photographs photographs included in the aforementioned book.< Less
African Basketry: A Gallery of Twill-Plaited Designs and Patterns By Paulus Gerdes
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From the Preface: “Over the years, Paulus Gerdes has established himself as the pre-eminent expert on patterns in African weaving and basketry, and the broader implications of these patterns.... More > … This new book is a broad gallery of plaited African designs. These range over much of the continent while concentrating on those parts of Africa that are closest to his Mozambique center, including Kongo, Mbole and Mangbetu from Congo, Cokwe and Lunda from Angola, Digo from Kenya, Soga from Uganda, Zulu from South Africa, and Makhuwa in Mozambique itself, but including such distant peoples as Bamileke in Cameroon. In Gerdes’ gallery we are shown the love of patterns and symmetries that are the result of centuries of exultant exploration. Enjoy!” Donald W. Crowe Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus University of Wisconsin (220 pp.)< Less
African Basketry: A Gallery of Twill-Plaited Designs and Patterns By Paulus Gerdes
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From the Preface: “Over the years, Paulus Gerdes has established himself as the pre-eminent expert on patterns in African weaving and basketry, and the broader implications of these patterns.... More > … This new book is a broad gallery of plaited African designs. These range over much of the continent while concentrating on those parts of Africa that are closest to his Mozambique center, including Kongo, Mbole and Mangbetu from Congo, Cokwe and Lunda from Angola, Digo from Kenya, Soga from Uganda, Zulu from South Africa, and Makhuwa in Mozambique itself, but including such distant peoples as Bamileke in Cameroon. In Gerdes’ gallery we are shown the love of patterns and symmetries that are the result of centuries of exultant exploration. Enjoy!” Donald W. Crowe Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus University of Wisconsin (220 pp.)< Less