Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions
- Author: Edwin A. Abbott
- Collection: "Sources" Collection
- Year: 03-05-2016
- Translator From English: Kancho Kozhuharov
- Availability: In Stock
- Product Code: 1749-01
- SKU: 21.0024
- ISBN: 978-619-152-842-4
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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."
About the Author
Edwin A. Abbott
Tags: Modern Philosophy
|Translator||From English: Kancho Kozhuharov|