9781406847772

Flatland (Illustrated Edition)

Abbot, Edwin A.

ISBN 10: 1406847771 / 1-4068-4777-1
ISBN 13: 9781406847772
Publisher: Echo Library
Publication Date: 2007
Binding: Softcover
Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis:
Enabling Citizens to aspire to multi-dimensions contributing to 'the Enlargement of THE IMAGINATION'

Review:
Flatland is one of the very few novels about math and philosophy that can appeal to almost any layperson. Published in 1880, this short fantasy takes us to a completely flat world of two physical dimensions where all the inhabitants are geometric shapes, and who think the planar world of length and width that they know is all there is. But one inhabitant discovers the existence of a third physical dimension, enabling him to finally grasp the concept of a fourth dimension. Watching our Flatland narrator, we begin to get an idea of the limitations of our own assumptions about reality, and we start to learn how to think about the confusing problem of higher dimensions. The book is also quite a funny satire on society and class distinctions of Victorian England.

Review

Review:
What if there existed a world consisting of only two spatial dimensions? This mind-bending supposition is the jumping-off point for one of the literature's most celebrated oddities: the 1884 novella Flatland, one of the earliest instances of modern speculative fiction, and perhaps the only instance of mathematical satire.

In Flatland, a lowly square, whose polygonal betters exhibit more sides, discovers pathways to other worlds where, alas, thinking is as rigidly defined as in his own. Class structures, the position of women (who are but mere lines), and the stolidness of religious and political leaders are sent up with chilly aplomb.

Beloved by fans of science fiction, students of dimensional physics, and readers of Victorian literature, this belongs on the shelf of any serious home library.

From the Back Cover

 

Flatland (Illustrated Edition): Search Results

1.
Flatland (Illustrated Edition) (ISBN: 1406847771 / 1-4068-4777-1)
Abbot, Edwin A.
ISBN 10: 1406847771
ISBN 13: 9781406847772
Bookseller: Your Online Bookstore (Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Echo Library 2007-10-01, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1406847771. Bookseller Inventory # GRW2916AVCG120320137023B

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 2.66
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.45
Within U.S.A.
2.
Flatland (Illustrated Edition) (Paperback) (ISBN: 9781406847772)
Abbot, Edwin A.
ISBN 10: 1406847771
ISBN 13: 9781406847772
Bookseller: The Book Depository US (Gloucester, ., United Kingdom)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 10

Book Description: Echo Library, United States, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Illustrated. 235 x 149 mm. Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Enabling Citizens to aspire to multi-dimensions contributing to the Enlargement of THE IMAGINATION. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781406847772

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 9.85
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 0.00
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
3.
Flatland (Illustrated Edition) (Paperback) (ISBN: 9781406847772)
Abbot, Edwin A.
ISBN 10: 1406847771
ISBN 13: 9781406847772
Bookseller: The Book Depository (Gloucester, UK, United Kingdom)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 10

Book Description: Echo Library, United States, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Illustrated. 235 x 149 mm. Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Enabling Citizens to aspire to multi-dimensions contributing to the Enlargement of THE IMAGINATION. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781406847772

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 10.91
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 0.00
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
4.
Flatland (Illustrated Edition) (ISBN: 1406847771 / 1-4068-4777-1)
Abbot, Edwin A.
ISBN 10: 1406847771
ISBN 13: 9781406847772
Bookseller: ExtremelyReliable (Richmond, TX, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Echo Library. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # SONG1406847771

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 7.51
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
5.
Flatland (ISBN: 9781406847772)
Abbot, Edwin A.
ISBN 10: 1406847771
ISBN 13: 9781406847772
Bookseller: Castle Rock (Bedford, NS, Canada)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New * All orders are processed and shipped from Las Vegas, NV USA *. Bookseller Inventory # 97814068477721.0

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 9.73
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
From Canada to U.S.A.
6.
Flatland (Illustrated Edition) (ISBN: 1406847771 / 1-4068-4777-1)
Abbot, Edwin A.
ISBN 10: 1406847771
ISBN 13: 9781406847772
Bookseller: ExtremelyReliable (Richmond, TX, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Echo Library. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1406847771

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 11.38
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
7.
Flatland (Illustrated Edition) (ISBN: 1406847771 / 1-4068-4777-1)
Abbot, Edwin A.
ISBN 10: 1406847771
ISBN 13: 9781406847772
Bookseller: Russell Books (Victoria, BC, Canada)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: Echo Library. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1406847771 Special order direct from the distributor. Bookseller Inventory # ING9781406847772

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 10.69
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.99
From Canada to U.S.A.
8.
Flatland (Illustrated Edition) (ISBN: 9781406847772)
Abbot, Edwin A.
ISBN 10: 1406847771
ISBN 13: 9781406847772
Bookseller: Kennys Bookshop and Art Galleries Ltd. (Galway, N/A, Ireland)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 7

Book Description: Echo Library. Book Condition: New. 2007. Paperback. . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9781406847772

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 16.05
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 0.00
From Ireland to U.S.A.
9.
Flatland (Illustrated Edition) (ISBN: 9781406847772)
Abbot, Edwin A.
ISBN 10: 1406847771
ISBN 13: 9781406847772
Bookseller: Kennys Bookstore (Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 7

Book Description: Echo Library. Book Condition: New. 2007. Paperback. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781406847772

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 17.22
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 0.00
Within U.S.A.
10.
Flatland (Illustrated Edition) (ISBN: 9781406847772)
Abbot, Edwin A.
ISBN 10: 1406847771
ISBN 13: 9781406847772
Bookseller: Books2Anywhere (Fairford, GLO, United Kingdom)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: ECHO LIB 01/07/2014, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # LQ-9781406847772

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 6.04
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 15.22
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
View All Listings for this Book