Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

Edwin A. Abbott, Paperback
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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.

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Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Edwin A. Abbott
Published: 09/21/1992
Publisher: Dover Publications
ISBN: 9780486272634
Pages: 96
Weight: 0.15lbs
Size: 7.80h x 5.00w x 0.30d

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Weight0.15 lbs
Dimensions7.8 × 5 × 0.3 in