Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

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  • Edwin A. Abbott
  • 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.

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About the Author

Edwin A. Abbott

Edwin A. Abbott

Edwin Abbott Abbott FBA (20 December 1838 – 12 October 1926) was an English schoolmaster and theologian, best known as the author of the novella Flatland (1884). Edwin Abbott Abbott was the eldest son... Read more

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Tags: Modern Philosophy

Specification
Year 03-05-2016
Translator From English: Kancho Kozhuharov
Pages 168
Size 140/215 мм
Weight 0.2 kg
Collection Колекция "Извори"
Cover Type Paperback
Genre Modern Philosophy

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