2009 Diagram Prize for oddest book title announced

The Bookseller awards an annual prize for the oddest book title. They’ve just announced the winner for 2009:

You can see the complete list of nominees


The winner is Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes by Daina Taimina. 

Now, I have to say, this isn’t just an odd title, it’s an odd book.  Those don’t always go together.  The author literally uses crochet to explain non-Euclidean geometry and hyperbolic planes.

It defeated titles such as Afterthoughts of a Worm Hunter and Governing Lethal Behavior in Autonomous Robots.


Do you have a favorite odd title?  Feel free to let me know…

This post originally appeared in The Measured Circle blog.


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