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Flatland : a romance of many dimensions

Author: Edwin Abbott Abbott; Thomas Banchoff
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2015.
Series: Princeton science library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reprint. Originally published: 6th ed. New York: Dover Publications, 1953.

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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin Abbott Abbott; Thomas Banchoff
ISBN: 9780691165554 0691165556
OCLC Number: 894625427
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: 6th ed. New York : Dover Publications, 1953.
Description: xxiv, 73 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Preface to the Second and Revised Edition ix Introduction xiii Part I This World Section 1 Of the Nature of Flatland 3 2 Of the Climate and Houses in Flatland 4 3 Concerning the Inhabitants of Flatland 6 4 Concerning the Women 8 5 Of our Methods of Recognizing one another 12 6 Of Recognition by Sight 16 7 Concerning Irregular Figures 20 8 Of the Ancient Practice of Painting 22 9 Of the Universal Colour Bill 24 10 Of the Suppression of the Chromatic Sedition 27 11 Concerning our Priests 30 12 Of the Doctrine of our Priests 32 Part II Other Worlds 13 How I had a Vision of Lineland 39 14 How in my Vision I endeavoured to explain the nature of Flatland, but could not 42 15 Concerning a Stranger from Spaceland 46 16 How the Stranger vainly endeavoured to reveal to me in words the mysteries of Spaceland 49 17 How the Sphere, having in vain tried words, resorted to deeds 55 18 How I came to Spaceland and what I saw there 57 19 How, though the Sphere showed me other mysteries of Spaceland, I still desired more; and what came of it 61 20 How the Sphere encouraged me in a Vision 66 21 How I tried to teach the Theory of Three Dimensions to my Grandson, and with what success 68 22 How I then tried to diff use the Theory of Three Dimensions by other means, and the result 70
Series Title: Princeton science library.
Responsibility: Edwin Abbott Abbott ; with an introduction by Thomas Banchoss.
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"One of the most imaginative, delightful and, yes, touching works of mathematics, this slender 1884 book purports to be the memoir of A. Square, a citizen of an entirely two-dimensional world."--The Read more...

 
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