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Flatland - a romance of many dimensions

Edwin Abbott

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ISBN 10: 1907523634 / ISBN 13: 9781907523632
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108 pages. Dimensions: 7.6in. x 4.9in. x 0.4in.Edwin Abbott was a mathematician who used the idea of Flatland - a world of just two dimensions - to poke fun at caste-ridden Victorian Society. The book also allowed him to explore the nature of dimensions and our own perceptual limitations. In the book a three-dimensional being can view the workings of Flatland yet remains invisible to its two-dimensional inhabitants. Abbott then leads the reader into the contemplation of new dimensions that may yet exist beyond our own real world of height, width and length. Similar developments in Modern Physics have greatly increased Flatlands popular appeal, with Isaac Asimov hailing the book as the best introduction into. . . perceiving dimensions. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781907523632

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Title: Flatland - a romance of many dimensions

Publisher: Aziloth Books

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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Edwin Abbott was a mathematician who used the idea of 'Flatland' - a world of just two dimensions - to poke fun at caste-ridden Victorian Society. The book also allowed him to explore the nature of dimensions and our own perceptual limitations. In the book a three-dimensional being can view the workings of 'Flatland' yet remains invisible to its two-dimensional inhabitants. Abbott then leads the reader into the contemplation of new dimensions that may yet exist beyond our own 'real world' of height, width and length. Similar developments in Modern Physics have greatly increased 'Flatland's' popular appeal, with Isaac Asimov hailing the book as "the best introduction into... perceiving dimensions".

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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.

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