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Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions - Banesh Hoffmann, Edwin A. Abbott
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions
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Classic of science (and mathematical) fiction — charmingly illustrated by author — describes the journeys of A. Square and his adventures in Spaceland (three dimensions), Lineland (one dimension) and Pointland (no dimensions). A. Square also entertains thoughts of visiting a land of four... show more
Classic of science (and mathematical) fiction — charmingly illustrated by author — describes the journeys of A. Square and his adventures in Spaceland (three dimensions), Lineland (one dimension) and Pointland (no dimensions). A. Square also entertains thoughts of visiting a land of four dimensions — a revolutionary idea for which he is banished from Spaceland.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780486272634 (048627263X)
Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc.
Pages no: 83
Edition language: English
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Gatta ci cova
Gatta ci cova rated it
4.0
Un colto quadrato ci racconta che nel bidimensionale universo mondo della Flatlandia le donne sono linee rette, i soldati e gli operai delle classi inferiori triangoli con base variabile; quando la loro base misura meno di un terzo di centimetro, i loro vertici sono così acuminati che è difficile di...
Books Read, Not Necessarily Well
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4.0 Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions
Flatland is a Victorian novel about social class and mathematics. A. Square, our narrator, is a scholar and introduces the reader to the civilization of Flatland, its people and character. He had led a normal life up until he was visited by Sphere and taken on a tour of several dimensions. After his...
Annie is reading ~
Annie is reading ~ rated it
4.5 July-ish reads: Flatland, Edwin A. Abbott
Maybe you will all know the substantial plot of this novel, but I'll say it for eventual isolated cases. Flatland is an alternative world in two dimensions, populated by flat geometric figures. The main character tell us of the features of this world and "people": the gerarchic society, some habits ...
Fran
Fran rated it
4.0 Flatland, by Edwin Abbott Abbott (1884)
Victorian social satire meets fourth-dimensional geometry! Told from the perspective of a rather ordinary Square living in a strictly regimented two-dimensional world, Flatland offers myriad existential and mathematical challenges for even the sharpest mind. When a visiting Sphere from the third dim...
Edward
Edward rated it
4.0 Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions
IntroductionSuggestions for Further ReadingPreface to the Second and Revised Edition, 1884--Flatland
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