Flatland

A Romance of Many Dimensions

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Author: Edwin Abbott Abbott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fourth dimension

Page: 155

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In a two-dimensional universe populated by a hierarchical society of geometric figures, a square is persecuted for attempting to reveal its new knowledge of a third dimension, learned from encounters with a sphere.

Flatland

A Romance of Many Dimensions

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Author: Edwin Abbott Abbott

Publisher: Pyr Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mathematics

Page: 130

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Flatland

An Edition with Notes and Commentary

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Author: Edwin A. Abbott,William F. Lindgren,Thomas F. Banchoff

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521769884

Category: Fiction

Page: 294

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A fully annotated edition of Abbott's classic Flatland with notes and commentary putting it in its historical and mathematical context.

Flatland

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Author: Edwin Abbott

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 177048129X

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).

Flatland

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Author: R. Yarbrough

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595476120

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

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Bip's mother told him to stay away from Lilith, a local black "witch" who also provides the dry county with alcohol. That mystery is all Bip needs as impetus to seek her out. Set in a small, West Texas town, racial differences, a murder, and rites of passage thread Bip through the rough skin of the community. Richly comic and laugh out loud funny, the characters of the community stumble through racial incongruities that have slept too long to discern the fact that we are all human-whether we act that way or not.

I've Been to the Top of the Mountain But Flatland Suits Me Best

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Author: Sharon E. De Rosa

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453532536

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Have you been looking for an action packed book with mystery and intrigue. Well sorry; this isn't the book to read for that genre. I haven't murdered anyone lately or been hunted by cannibals on my journey through life. I did have a surprise encounter with Bill Clinton and he touched my hand. That's as far as I allowed him to get when he landed at our localairport. I have had other confrontations and lived an interesting life intertwined with wild breathtakingly funny events. I do embellish a bit to entertain others. My tales will acquaint you to the difficult task of getting older, learning technology, and vacationing with adult kidsand their family. I have shared a few sad events as well. I tell my tales with cantor as I deal with hearing, eyes, and legs that are going downhill quicker than a mud slide. Travel with me on my road through life and some of my rants on the way.

Flatland

A Romance of Many Dimensions

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Author: Abbott Edwin Abbott

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 9781110744794

Category: History

Page: 110

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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.