Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

Edwin A. Abbott Banesh Hoffmann Masolino D'Amico Giorgio Manganelli
3.8/5 (63908 ratings)
This masterpiece of science 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 , it describes the journeys of A. Square [sic – ed.], 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 , Lineland and Pointland 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.
Language
English
Pages
96
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Dover Publications, Inc.
Release
September 21, 1992
ISBN
048627263X
ISBN 13
9780486272634

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

Edwin A. Abbott Banesh Hoffmann Masolino D'Amico Giorgio Manganelli
3.8/5 (63908 ratings)
This masterpiece of science 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 , it describes the journeys of A. Square [sic – ed.], 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 , Lineland and Pointland 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.
Language
English
Pages
96
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Dover Publications, Inc.
Release
September 21, 1992
ISBN
048627263X
ISBN 13
9780486272634

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