New: Colour editions of the book «Geometry and Basketry of the Bora in the Peruvian Amazon»

cover design Bora E 2013Dear colleagues,

I have the pleasure to announce the first full colour editions of the English and Portuguese language versions of my book «Geometry and Basketry of the Bora in the Peruvian Amazon» (176 pp., 52 photographs, 152 figures) and «Geometria e Cestaria dos Bora na Amazónia Peruana» (192 pp.).

Printed copies may be acquired through:

Black-and-white editions were published in 2007, 2009, and 2011 by Lulu (Morrisville NC, USA) and ‘Livraria da Física’ (São Paulo, Brazil), respectively.

A Spanish language version will be published shortly by the Ministry of Education of Peru.

Keywords: Bora, Peru, Columbia, Amazon, basketry, geometry, ethnomathematics, symmetry, education, mathematics education, indigenous knowledge, art, crafts

Also available in colour editions distributed by Lulu, are my following books:

In English:

  • Otthava: Making Baskets and Doing Geometry in the Makhuwa Culture in the Northeast of Mozambique, 290 pp.
  • Lusona – Geometrical Recreations from Africa: Problems and Solutions, 216 pp.
  • Drawings from Angola: Living Mathematics, 72 pp. (Children’s book)
  • African Pythagoras: A Study in Culture and Mathematics Education, 124 pp.
  • Tinhlèlò, Interweaving Art and Mathematics: Colourful Circular Basket Trays from the South of Mozambique, 132 pp.
  • Hats from Mozambique / Chapéus de Moçambique, 52 pp. (Bilingual edition)

In Portuguese:

  • Lusona: Recreações Geométricas de África: Problemas e Soluções, 216 pp.
  • Tinhlèlo, Entrecruzando Arte e Matemática: Peneiras Coloridas do Sul de Moçambique, 132 pp.
  • Otthava: Fazer Cestos e Geometria na Cultura Makhuwa do Nordeste de Moçambique,  292 pp.
  • Geometria Sona de Angola: Matemática duma Tradição Africana, 244 pp.
  • Mundial de Futebol e de Trançados, 76 pp. (Livro paradidáctico)
  • Pitágoras Africano: Um estudo em Cultura e Educação Matemática, 118 pp.

Best regards,

Paulus Gerdes
Professor of Mathematics
Vice-President for Southern Africa, African Academy of Sciences
Chairman, AMU Commission for the History of Mathematics in Africa
President, International Study group for Ethnomathematics
Former Rector / President, Pedagogical University, Mozambique
Senior Advisor for Research and Quality, ISTEG-University, Boane, Mozambique
Postal adress: C.P. 915, Maputo, Mozambique