The Annotated Flatland

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Release : 2008-07-22
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Flatland is a unique, delightful satire that has charmed readers for over a century. Published in 1884 by the English clergyman and headmaster Edwin A. Abbott, it is the fanciful tale of A. Square, a two-dimensional being who is whisked away by a mysterious visitor to The Land of Three Dimensions, an experience that forever alters his worldview. Like the original, Ian Stewart's commentary takes readers on a strange and wonderful journey. With clarity and wit, Stewart illuminates Abbott's numerous Victorian references and touches on such diverse topics as ancient Babylon, Karl Marx, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Mt. Everest, H.G. Wells, and phrenology. The Annotated Flatland makes fascinating connections between Flatland and Abbott's era, resulting in a classic to rival Abbott's own, and a book that will inspire and delight curious readers for generations to come.

The Annotated Flatland

The Annotated Flatland Author : Ian Stewart
Release : 2008-07-31
Publisher : Hachette UK
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Flatland is a unique, delightful satire that has charmed readers for over a century. Published in 1884 by the English clergyman and headmaster Edwin A. Abbott, it is the fanciful tale of A. Square, a two-dimensional being who is whisked away by a mysterious visitor to The Land of Three Dimensions, an experience that forever alters his worldview. Like the original, Ian Stewart's commentary takes readers on a strange and wonderful journey. With clarity and wit, Stewart illuminates Abbott's numerous Victorian references and touches on such diverse topics as ancient Babylon, Karl Marx, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Mt. Everest, H.G. Wells, and phrenology. The Annotated Flatland makes fascinating connections between Flatland and Abbott's era, resulting in a classic to rival Abbott's own, and a book that will inspire and delight curious readers for generations to come.

The Annotated Flatland

The Annotated Flatland Author : Ian Stewart
Release : 2002-03-06
Publisher : Basic Books
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Flatterland

Flatterland Author : Ian Stewart
Release : 2002-04-18
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A sequel to Edwin A. Abbott's famous 1884 book Flatland explores modern geometrics and the eleven dimensions while maintaining the satirical edge of the original classic. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.

Flatland

Flatland Author : Edwin Abbott Abbott
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Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is a satirical novella by the English schoolmaster Edwin Abbott Abbott, first published in 1884 by Seeley & Co. of London.

Flatland (Annotated)

Flatland (Annotated) Author : Edwin Abbott Abbott
Release : 2020-02-29
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THIS IS THE ANNOTATED VERSION OF THE ORIGINAL BOOK. WE HAVE ANNOTATED THIS BY ADDING A HANDY SUMMARY OF 11000 WORDS (APPROXIMATE) AT THE END OF THE BOOK IN AGENCY FB FONT.The story describes a two-dimensional world occupied by geometric figures, whereof women are simple line-segments, while men are polygons with various numbers of sides. The narrator is a square, a member of the caste of gentlemen and professionals, who guides the readers through some of the implications of life in two dimensions. The first half of the story goes through the practicalities of existing in a two-dimensional universe as well as a history leading up to the year 1999 on the eve of the 3rd Millennium.On New Year's Eve, the Square dreams about a visit to a one-dimensional world (Lineland) inhabited by "lustrous points". These points are unable to see the Square as anything other than a set of points on a line. Thus, the Square attempts to convince the realm's monarch of a second dimension; but is unable to do so. In the end, the monarch of Lineland tries to kill A Square rather than tolerate his nonsense any further.Following this vision, he is visited by a three-dimensional sphere. Similar to the "points" in Lineland, the Square is unable to see the sphere as anything other than a circle. The Sphere then levitates up and down through the Flatland, allowing Square to see the circle expand and retract. The Square is not fully convinced until he sees Spaceland (a tridimensional world) for himself. This Sphere visits Flatland at the turn of each millennium to introduce a new apostle to the idea of a third dimension in the hope of eventually educating the population of Flatland. From the safety of Spaceland, they are able to observe the leaders of Flatland secretly acknowledging the existence of the sphere and prescribing the silencing of anyone found preaching the truth of Spaceland and the third dimension. After this proclamation is made, many witnesses are massacred or imprisoned (according to caste), including A Square's brother, B.After Square's mind is opened to new dimensions, he tries to convince the Sphere of the theoretical possibility of the existence of a fourth and higher spatial dimensions; but the Sphere returns his student to Flatland in disgrace.The Square then has a dream in which the Sphere visits him again, this time to introduce him to Portland, whereof the point (sole inhabitant, monarch, and the universe in one) perceives any communication as a thought originating in his own mind (cf. Solipsism): "You see," said my Teacher, "how little your words have done. So far as the Monarch understands them at all, he accepts them as his own - for he cannot conceive of any other except himself - and plumes himself upon the variety of Its Thought as an instance of creative Power. Let us leave this God of Portland to the ignorant fruition of his omnipresence and omniscience: nothing that you or I can do can rescue him from his self-satisfaction."-the Spher

Flatland (Annotated)

Flatland (Annotated) Author : Edwin Abbott Abbott
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Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is a satirical novella by the English schoolmaster Edwin Abbott Abbott, first published in 1884 by Seeley & Co. of London. Written pseudonymously by "A Square", the book used the fictional two-dimensional world of Flatland to comment on the hierarchy of Victorian culture, but the novella's more enduring contribution is its examination of dimensions.

Flatland A Romance of Many Dimensions

Flatland A Romance of Many Dimensions Author : Edwin A Abbott
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Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is a satirical novella by the English schoolmaster Edwin Abbott Abbott, first published in 1884 by Seeley & Co. of London.

Flatland

Flatland Author : Edwin Abbott Abbott
Release : 2019-06-11
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Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is an 1884 science fiction novella by the English schoolmaster Edwin Abbott Abbott.As a satire, Flatland offered pointed observations on the social hierarchy of Victorian culture. However, the novella's more enduring contribution is its examination of dimensions; in a foreword to one of the many publications of the novella, noted science writer Isaac Asimov described Flatland as "The best introduction one can find into the manner of perceiving dimensions." As such, the novella is still popular amongst mathematics, physics and computer science students.

Flatland (Annotated)

Flatland (Annotated) Author : Edwin Abbott Abbott
Release : 2021-04-12
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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.

Flatland

Flatland Author : Abbott Edwin Abbott
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The story describes a two-dimensional world occupied by geometric figures, whereof women are simple line-segments, while men are polygons with various numbers of sides. The narrator is a square, a member of the caste of gentlemen and professionals, who guides the readers through some of the implications of life in two dimensions. The first half of the story goes through the practicalities of existing in a two-dimensional universe as well as a history leading up to the year 1999 on the eve of the 3rd Millennium.On New Year's Eve, the Square dreams about a visit to a one-dimensional world (Lineland) inhabited by "lustrous points". These points are unable to see the Square as anything other than a set of points on a line. Thus, the Square attempts to convince the realm's monarch of a second dimension, but is unable to do so. In the end, the monarch of Lineland tries to kill A Square rather than tolerate his nonsense any further.

Flatland

Flatland Author : Edwin a Abbott
Release : 2021-04-26
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Flatland is set in a two-dimensional world, where women are lines and men are different shapes with various numbers of corners. We follow the main character, who is as a square and is a noble gentleman. A Square dreams of visiting a one dimensional world called "Lineland", and tries to convince the monarch of a second dimension. In Lineland, the Squares can only be perceived as points on a line. The monarch tries killing a Square instead of letting him go.A Square is visited by a Sphere from a third dimensional world. He can only see Sphere as a circle, but the Sphere manages to prove that he is, in fact, three dimensional. He takes Square to show him their country, Spaceland, and explains that the Spheres do so often in hopes of educating the people of Flatland. Those from Flatland that have learnt of the world in Spaceland have been killed by the monarch. Square A's brother, Square B, is imprisoned.

Flatland

Flatland Author : Edwin Abbott Abbott
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Flatland is a unique, delightful satire that has charmed readers for over a century. Published in 1884 by the English clergyman and headmaster Edwin A. Abbott, it is the fanciful tale of A. Square, a two-dimensional being who is whisked away by a mysterious visitor to The Land of Three Dimensions, an experience that forever alters his worldview. Like the original, Ian Stewart's commentary takes readers on a strange and wonderful journey. With clarity and wit, Stewart illuminates Abbott's numerous Victorian references and touches on such diverse topics as ancient Babylon, Karl Marx, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Mt. Everest, H.G. Wells, and phrenology. The Annotated Flatland makes fascinating connections between Flatland and Abbott's era, resulting in a classic to rival Abbott's own, and a book that will inspire and delight curious readers for generations to come.

Flatland A Romance of Many Dimensions

Flatland A Romance of Many Dimensions Author : Edwin A Abbott
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Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is a satirical novella by the English schoolmaster Edwin Abbott Abbott, first published in 1884 by Seeley & Co. of London.

Flatland

Flatland Author : Edwin A. Abbott
Release : 2010
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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A fully annotated edition of Abbott's classic Flatland, with notes and commentary putting it in its historical and mathematical context.

Flatland: a Romance of Many Dimensions (Annotated)

Flatland: a Romance of Many Dimensions (Annotated) Author : Edwin Abbott
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Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is a satirical novella by the English schoolmaster Edwin Abbott Abbott, first published in 1884 by Seeley & Co. of London. Written pseudonymously by "A Square", the book used the fictional two-dimensional world of Flatland to comment on the hierarchy of Victorian culture, but the novella's more enduring contribution is its examination of dimensions.

Flatland

Flatland Author : Edwin Abbott Abbott
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IN HIS 1884 SATIRICAL NOVELLA, FLATLAND, ENGLISH SCHOOL TEACHER EDWIN ABBOTT CONTENDS THAT VICTORIAN SOCIETY IS SPLIT INTO WONDERFUL TRAINING AND THAT THE PRIMARY AIM OF EVERYBODY IS TO CLIMB THE SOCIAL LADDER AS FAST AS FEASIBLE. HOWEVER, DESPITE THE FACT THAT SOCIAL ASCENT IS TECHNICALLY OPEN TO EVERY PERSON, SIMPLEST THE ONES ON THE VERY PINNACLE RUNG OF THE LADDER HAVE THE RIGHT TO MENTION WHO IS GOING TO BE SOCIALLY EXTENDED AND WHO ISN'T ALWAYS. ALTHOUGH BRITAIN IS CHECKED OUT AS AN UNFASTENED UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ABBOTT INDICATES THAT THIS IS NOT THE CASE, AND THAT LEGAL GUIDELINES ARE CRUELLY MEANT TO HOLD ANYONE IN THEIR REGION AND TO SAVE YOU EXCELLENCE OR GROWTH.FLATLAND IS AN AREA IN WHICH THE ENTIRETY IS TWO-DIMENSIONAL AND OCCUPIED VIA GEOMETRIC FIGURES. MEN ARE POLYGONS AND LADIES TRACES. THE NARRATOR IS A RESPECTED PROFESSIONAL REPRESENTED BY MEANS OF A RECTANGULAR. HE DESCRIBES TO THE READER THE COMPLICATIONS OF LIVING IN A TWO-DIMENSIONAL GLOBAL A MILLENNIA INTO THE FUTURE AND PAST.ALTHOUGH THE NOVELLA SEEMS TO BE A GROUNDBREAKING AND ACERBIC SATIRE APPROXIMATELY LIFESTYLES IN VICTORIAN BRITAIN, IT MADE BUT A TINY BLEMISH ON THE LITERARY LANDSCAPE. SCIENTISTS INTERESTED BY THE PROBLEM OF DIMENSIONS OF THE UNIVERSE IN LARGE PART LEFT OUT IT BECAUSE OF ITS CONTENTION THAT IT TURNED INTO A SOCIAL PARODY. SOCIAL COMMENTATORS GAVE IT A NORMALLY EXTENSIVE BERTH DUE TO THE FACT THEY DID NO LONGER UNDERSTAND THE DIMENSIONAL THING TO IT IN ANY RESPECT; BUT, AFTER EINSTEIN'S PRINCIPLE OF RELATIVITY PRECIPITATED A RESURGENCE OF HOBBY INSIDE THE NOVELLA AND ABBOTT BECOME DECLARED A PROPHET AND A MAN IN ADVANCE OF HIS TIME. STEPHEN HAWKING REFERENCED ABBOTT IN HIS E BOOK A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME.

Flatland

Flatland Author : Edwin A. Abbott
Release : 2009-11-27
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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Flatland, Edwin Abbott Abbott's story of a two-dimensional universe, as told by one of its inhabitants who is introduced to the mysteries of three-dimensional space, has enjoyed an enduring popularity from the time of its publication in 1884. This fully annotated edition enables the modern-day reader to understand and appreciate the many "dimensions" of this classic satire. Mathematical notes and illustrations enhance the usefulness of Flatland as an elementary introduction to higher-dimensional geometry. Historical notes show connections to late-Victorian England and to classical Greece. Citations from Abbott's other writings as well as the works of Plato and Aristotle serve to interpret the text. Commentary on language and literary style includes numerous definitions of obscure words. An appendix gives a comprehensive account of the life and work of Flatland's remarkable author.

Flatland - A Romance of Many Dimensions "Annotated Classic Edition"

Flatland - A Romance of Many Dimensions Author : Edwin Abbott 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.

Victorian Literature and the Physics of the Imponderable

Victorian Literature and the Physics of the Imponderable Author : Sarah C Alexander
Release : 2015-07-28
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 1317316819
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The Victorians were obsessed with the empirical but were frequently frustrated by the sizeable gaps in their understanding of the world around them. This study examines how literature and popular culture adopted the emerging language of physics to explain the unknown or ‘imponderable’.