Flatland

Flatland

A Romance of Many Dimensions

eBook - 2012
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This masterpiece of science (and mathematical) fiction is a delightfully unique and highly entertaining satire that has charmed readers for more than 100 years. The work of English clergyman, educator and Shakespearean scholar Edwin A. Abbott (1838-1926), it describes the journeys of A. Square, a mathematician and resident of the two-dimensional Flatland, where women-thin, straight lines-are the lowliest of shapes, and where men may have any number of sides, depending on their social status. Through strange occurrences that bring him into contact with a host of geometric forms, Square has adventures in Spaceland (three dimensions), Lineland (one dimension) and Pointland (no dimensions) and ultimately entertains thoughts of visiting a land of four dimensions-a revolutionary idea for which he is returned to his two-dimensional world. Charmingly illustrated by the author, Flatland is not only fascinating reading, it is still a first-rate fictional introduction to the concept of the multiple dimensions of space. "Instructive, entertaining, and stimulating to the imagination." - Mathematics Teacher.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Dover Publications, 2012
ISBN: 9780486110530
Characteristics: text file
1 online resource
Additional Contributors: TBX - Distributor
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Alternative Title: Romance of Many Dimensions

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graceling3
Oct 03, 2011

highly recommended, especially if you're interested in the math/science fiction area. the author has an amazing imagination and interpretation of different dimensional worlds! you'll enjoy this!

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Khekabeka
May 22, 2011

After a long time hearing about the 2 dimentional world book, I finally decided to reference the comments and read the book. I certainly was not what I expected. This book can be as simply entertaining a read or as deep and philosophical a read as you put into it. The basic ideas a hard to miss, but a little enlightenment can be found when read to the conclusion.

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NovelSally
Jun 29, 2012

NovelSally thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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