- Paperback: 98 pages
- Publisher: Createspace (16 Sept. 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1440417784
- ISBN-13: 978-1440417788
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 0.6 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (118 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,710,802 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Flatland: A Romance Of Many Dimensions Paperback – 16 Sep 2008
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"One of the most imaginative, delightful and, yes, touching works of mathematics, this slender 1884 book purports to be the memoir of A. Square, a citizen of an entirely two-dimensional world."--The Washington Post Book World
"Flatland has remained of interest for over a century precisely because of its ability to engage its readers on so many different planes in so many different dimensions."--Victorian Studies
"This reprint of Abbott's Flatland adventures contains an Introduction by Thomas Banchoff which is worth reading on its own. So if you don't have yet this book at home, go ahead and buy this edition."--Zentralblatt MATH --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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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.
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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. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Top Customer Reviews
It had me thinking for weeks.
On the one level this is a cool and very amusing exposee of dimensionality. But on another far more fascinating level, it is a brilliant critique of humanity - of society and its norms and rules. How ridiculous our behaviour must look to beings eyeing us from a 4th dimension!
This book is not just intelligent, it is also funny!
The book is very thin and it can be comfortably read in one day. In order to introduce the reader to 2D world, author starts to describe the society, rules and manners of that world. Between the lines he thus provide a small criticism on our human society vy showing some issues from other point of view. When a sphere comes to preach the word about new dimension to Square, who is the narrator of the story, Square has huge problems of visualizing the third dimension, until he sees it on his own eyes.
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Bit cheeky Amazon wanting payment for this. Free at Manybooks.netPublished 7 days ago by William R. Hyde
Phenomenal and thought provoking. A playful and insightful way to tackle the difficult concept of dimensions in a clear and amusing way.Published 20 days ago by Andrew Griffiths
interesting analagy and read
difficult to explain the book without reading it.
A mind-bending classic, this story really makes your brain work. It describes difficult concepts in the simplest ways imaginable.Published 1 month ago by K. Plesner
Fascinating but the most sexist book I've ever read. Over two full pages there is a detailed description of all the tiers of male society and their allocated shapes. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Karen Baker
If you have any interest in understanding / visualising what 4 dimensions might mean, but have no idea where to start, then read this book! Read morePublished 5 months ago by Aidan
I had a copy long ago, lost it and look forward to rereading it.Published 6 months ago by Gillian Gehring