Flatland: A Romance Of Many Dimensions

September 21, 1992|
Flatland: A Romance Of Many Dimensions by Edwin A. Abbott
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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.
Edwin A. Abbott was born December 20, 1838. He attended City of London School and Cambridge, where he was an honor student in the classics. Following the career path of his father, Abbott was ordained an Anglican minister. Later he rejected a career as a clergyman and at the age of twenty-six, he returned to City of London School as He...
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Title:Flatland: A Romance Of Many DimensionsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:96 pages, 8.25 X 5.19 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:96 pages, 8.25 X 5.19 X 0.68 inPublished:21 septembre 1992Publisher:Dover PublicationsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:048627263X

ISBN - 13:9780486272634

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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