The Annotated Flatland

A Romance of Many Dimensions

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Author: Ian Stewart

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0786721839

Category: Science

Page: 272

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Flatland is a unique, delightful satire that has charmed readers for over a century. Published in 1884 by the English clergyman and headmaster Edwin A. Abbott, it is the fanciful tale of A. Square, a two-dimensional being who is whisked away by a mysterious visitor to The Land of Three Dimensions, an experience that forever alters his worldview. Like the original, Ian Stewart's commentary takes readers on a strange and wonderful journey. With clarity and wit, Stewart illuminates Abbott's numerous Victorian references and touches on such diverse topics as ancient Babylon, Karl Marx, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Mt. Everest, H.G. Wells, and phrenology. The Annotated Flatland makes fascinating connections between Flatland and Abbott's era, resulting in a classic to rival Abbott's own, and a book that will inspire and delight curious readers for generations to come.

Flacherland

die unglaubliche Reise der Vikki Line durch Raum und Zeit

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Author: Ian Stewart

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499619199

Category:

Page: 383

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"Flatland"

ein Märchen mit vielerlei Dimensionen

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Author: Edwin Abbott Abbott

Publisher: RaBaKa-Publishing

ISBN: 9783940185150

Category:

Page: 172

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Flächenland

ein mehrdimensionaler Roman

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Author: Edwin Abbott Abbott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783950101102

Category: Fourth dimension

Page: 94

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Im Brunnen der Manuskripte

Roman

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Author: Jasper Fforde

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423407867

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Ein Riesenspaß für alle, die Literatur lieben! Die Welt der Literatur gegen alle möglichen Missetäter zu verteidigen, ist eine ehrenvolle, aber auch nervenaufreibende Aufgabe. Wen wundert es also, dass Thursday Next sich zu ihrem Mutterschaftsurlaub in die tiefsten Tiefen des Brunnens der Manuskripte zurückzieht. Genauer gesagt auf ein gemütliches Flug-Hausboot in einem drittklassigen, unlesbaren Krimi, der wahrscheinlich nie veröffentlicht wird. Aber das Leben hier ist nicht ungefährlich: Gleich am ersten Tag steht Thursday Next einer wilden Meute von Grammasiten gegenüber, Big Martin scheint sie vernaschen zu wollen und eine gruppentherapeutische Sitzung zur Verminderung der Wut in Wuthering Heights wird ihr fast zum Verhängnis. - Erneut gelingt es Jasper Fforde, in einer kühnen Mischung von Spott und heißer Verehrung die Welt der Literatur auf gänzlich ungewohnte Weise in Szene zu setzen.

The Joy of x

Die Schönheit der Mathematik

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Author: Steven Strogatz

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 3036992693

Category: Mathematics

Page: 352

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Mathematik durchdringt den ganzen Kosmos. Das weiß jeder, doch nur die wenigsten verstehen die Zusammenhänge wirklich. Steven Strogatz nimmt uns bei der Hand und spaziert mit uns durch diese Welt der Weisheit, Klarheit und Eleganz. Als Reiseleiter geht er neue, erfrischende Wege, deutet auf Besonderheiten, schildert Hintergründe und erklärt die unsichtbaren Mechanismen. Wir erfahren unter anderem von dem Wunder des Zählens, der genialen Einfachheit der Algebra, dem ewigen Erbe Newtons, dem Tango mit Quadraten, der Zweisamkeit von Primzahlen und der Macht des Unendlichen. Mit all seiner Begeisterung, seinem Scharfblick und seinem leichtem Ton hat Steven Strogatz ein herrliches Buch für alle geschrieben, die ihr Verständnis von Mathematik auf eine neue Art vertiefen möchten.

Elixier mit Namen Liebe

die Wahrheit über sexuelle Anziehung, geheime Fantasien und die Magie der wahren Liebe

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Author: Ramtha

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783895390395

Category:

Page: 260

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Flatland, See Flatland

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Author: Yvan Martinez,Joshua Trees,Dante Carlos

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0957350929

Category:

Page: 214

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Flatland, see Flatlandblends three genres - the annotated novel, the parallel novel and the reimagined classic - into a fantastical editionof the 1884 science fiction novellaFlatland: A Romance of Many Dimensionsby Edward Abbott Abbott. Twelve designers collaborated to produce areading experience that is both idiosyncratic and systematic. Abbott's original text is juxtaposed with graphic intrusions, marginalia andsubplots guaranteed to engage readers of all dimensions 'throughout the universe, in perpetuity'.

Flatland

A Romance of Many Dimensions

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Author: Edwin A. Abbott

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191604801

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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'Upward, yet not Northward.' How would a creature limited to two dimensions be able to grasp the possibility of a third? Edwin A. Abbott's droll and delightful 'romance of many dimensions' explores this conundrum in the experiences of his protagonist, A Square, whose linear world is invaded by an emissary Sphere bringing the gospel of the third dimension on the eve of the new millennium. Part geometry lesson, part social satire, this classic work of science fiction brilliantly succeeds in enlarging all readers' imaginations beyond the limits of our 'respective dimensional prejudices'. In a world where class is determined by how many sides you possess, and women are straight lines, the prospects for enlightenment are boundless, and Abbott's hypotheses about a fourth and higher dimensions seem startlingly relevant today. This new edition of Flatland illuminates the social and intellectual context that produced the work as well as the timeless questions that it raises about the limits of our perception and knowledge. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Flatland

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Author: Edwin Abbott

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 146040002X

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

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Flatland (1884) is an influential mathematical fantasy that simultaneously provides an introduction to non-Euclidean geometry and a satire on the Victorian class structure, issues of science and faith, and the role of women. A classic of early science fiction, the novel takes place in a world of two dimensions where all the characters are geometric shapes. The narrator, A Square, is a naïve, respectable citizen who is faced with proof of the existence of three dimensions when he is visited by a sphere and is forced to see the limitations of his world. The introduction to this Broadview Edition provides context for the book’s references to Victorian culture and religion, mathematical history, and the history of philosophy. The appendices contain contemporary reviews; extracts from the work of fellow mathematical fantasy writer/mathematician Charles Hinton; Hermann von Helmboltz’s “The Axioms of Geometry” (1870); and autobiographical passages from Abbott’s The Kernel and the Husk (1886).

The Emergence of the Fourth Dimension

Higher Spatial Thinking in the Fin de Siècle

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Author: Mark Blacklock

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192551884

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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The Emergence of the Fourth Dimension describes the development and proliferation of the idea of higher dimensional space in the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-centuries. An idea from mathematics that was appropriated by occultist thought, it emerged in the fin de siècle as a staple of genre fiction and influenced a number of important Modernist writers and artists. Providing a context for thinking of space in dimensional terms, the volume describes an active interplay between self-fashioning disciplines and a key moment in the popularisation of science. It offers new research into spiritualism and the Theosophical Society and studies a series of curious hybrid texts. Examining works by Joseph Conrad, Ford Madox Ford, H.G. Wells, Henry James, H. P. Lovecraft, and others, the volume explores how new theories of the possibilities of time and space influenced fiction writers of the period, and how literature shaped, and was in turn shaped by, the reconfiguration of imaginative space occasioned by the n-dimensional turn. A timely study of the interplay between philosophy, literature, culture, and mathematics, it offers a rich resource for readers interested in nineteenth century literature, Modernist studies, science fiction, and gothic scholarship.

Poincarés Vermutung

die Geschichte eines mathematischen Abenteuers

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Author: Donal O'Shea

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596176632

Category:

Page: 376

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Physik für Dummies

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Author: Steven Holzner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527692576

Category: Science

Page: 404

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Von Ampere bis Zentripetalkraft – alles, was Sie über Physik wissen müssen Lässt Thermodynamik Sie kalt? Stößt Magnetismus Sie ab? Oder springt der Funke der Elektrizität einfach nicht auf Sie über? Kein Problem, Physik für Dummies entführt auch die, die damit eigentlich nichts am Hut haben, in die faszinierende Welt der Physik. Steve Holzner stellt Ihnen physikalische Phänomene vor und erklärt die dahinterstehenden Naturgesetze samt der notwendigen mathematischen Grundlagen. Egal ob Energie, Wärme oder Licht, alles wird mit ausführlichen Beispielen und anschauli‐ chen Abbildungen erläutert. Nach jedem Kapitel finden Sie Übungsaufgaben und Lösungen, mit denen Sie das Gelernte festigen können.

Ignorance

How It Drives Science

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Author: Stuart Firestein

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199939330

Category: Science

Page: 208

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Knowledge is a big subject, says Stuart Firestein, but ignorance is a bigger one. And it is ignorance--not knowledge--that is the true engine of science. Most of us have a false impression of science as a surefire, deliberate, step-by-step method for finding things out and getting things done. In fact, says Firestein, more often than not, science is like looking for a black cat in a dark room, and there may not be a cat in the room. The process is more hit-or-miss than you might imagine, with much stumbling and groping after phantoms. But it is exactly this "not knowing," this puzzling over thorny questions or inexplicable data, that gets researchers into the lab early and keeps them there late, the thing that propels them, the very driving force of science. Firestein shows how scientists use ignorance to program their work, to identify what should be done, what the next steps are, and where they should concentrate their energies. And he includes a catalog of how scientists use ignorance, consciously or unconsciously--a remarkable range of approaches that includes looking for connections to other research, revisiting apparently settled questions, using small questions to get at big ones, and tackling a problem simply out of curiosity. The book concludes with four case histories--in cognitive psychology, theoretical physics, astronomy, and neuroscience--that provide a feel for the nuts and bolts of ignorance, the day-to-day battle that goes on in scientific laboratories and in scientific minds with questions that range from the quotidian to the profound. Turning the conventional idea about science on its head, Ignorance opens a new window on the true nature of research. It is a must-read for anyone curious about science.

Zukunftsbranche Biotechnologie

Von der Alchemie zum Börsengang

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Author: Cynthia Robbins-Roth

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322823512

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 349

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Die Autorin zeigt, welche gigantischen Profitpotenziale biotechnologischer Fortschritt auf allen Stufen von Geschäft und Investment generiert. Sie gewährt Einblick in Forschung sowie Produkt-Entwicklung in neuen Geschäfts- und Finanzierungsmodellen. Hinweise zu profitabler Anlagestrategie runden das Buch ab.

Blutland - Von der Leidenschaft gerufen

Roman

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Author: Delilah S. Dawson

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838724879

Category: Fiction

Page: 461

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Letitia glaubt, noch zu träumen, als sie sich völlig nackt an einem seltsamen Ort mitten in der Wildnis wiederfindet. Dann taucht ein attraktiver Fremder auf und erklärt, dass er sie mittels Magie in seine Welt gerufen hat. Kann das wahr sein? Ist sie wirklich in einer Parallelwelt gefangen? Doch wie könnte es anders sein, wenn sich verführerische Küsse ebenso echt anfühlen wie die scharfe Klinge eines Messers?