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Flatland: a romance of many dimensions,

Author: Edwin Abbott Abbott
Publisher: New York, Dover Publications [1953, ©1952]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6th ed., revView all editions and formats
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Narrated by A. Square, Flatland is Edwin A. Abbott's delightful mathematical fantasy about life in a two-dimensional world. All existence is limited to length and breadth in Flatland, its inhabitants unable even to imagine a third dimension. Abbott's amiable narrator provides an overview of this fantastic world--its physics and metaphysics, its history, customs, and religious beliefs. But when a strange visitor  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin Abbott Abbott
ISBN: 0486200019 9780486200019
OCLC Number: 1292811
Description: 103 pages illustrations 21 cm
Contents: Of the Nature of Flatland --
Of the Climate and Houses in Flatland --
Concerning the Inhabitants of Flatland --
Concerning the Women --
Of our Methods of Recognizing one another --
Of Recognition by Sight --
Concerning Irregular Figures --
Of the Ancient Practice of Painting --
Of the Universal Colour Bill --
Of the Suppression of the Chromatic Sedition --
Concerning our Priests --
Of the Doctrine of our Priests --
How I had a Vision of Lineland --
How I vainly tried to explain the nature of Flatland --
Concerning a Stranger from Spaceland --
How the Stranger vainly endeavoured to reveal to me in words the mysteries of Spaceland --
How the Sphere, having in vain tried words, resorted to deeds --
How I came to Spaceland, and what I saw there --
How, though the Sphere shewed me other mysteries of Spaceland, I still desired more; and what came of it --
How the Sphere encouraged me in a Vision --
How I tried to teach the Theory of Three Dimensions to my Grandson, and with what success --
How I then tried to diffuse the Theory of Three Dimensions by other mean, and of the result
Responsibility: with illus. by the author, A Square (Edwin A. Abbott).

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Narrated by A. Square, Flatland is Edwin A. Abbott's delightful mathematical fantasy about life in a two-dimensional world. All existence is limited to length and breadth in Flatland, its inhabitants unable even to imagine a third dimension. Abbott's amiable narrator provides an overview of this fantastic world--its physics and metaphysics, its history, customs, and religious beliefs. But when a strange visitor mysteriously appears and transports the incredulous Flatlander to the Land of Three Dimensions, his worldview is forever shattered.

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