Flatland

Flatland

A Romance of Many Dimensions

by Edwin A. Abbott

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 21/09/1992

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Classic of science (and mathematical) fiction - charmingly illustrated by the author - describes the adventures of A. Square, a resident of Flatland, in Spaceland (three dimensions), Lineland (one dimension), and Pointland (no dimensions). 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.
ISBN:
9780486272634
9780486272634
Category:
Classic fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
21-09-1992
Language:
English
Publisher:
Dover Publications Inc.
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
96
Dimensions (mm):
208x130x6mm
Weight:
0.1kg

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