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Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions by A. Square (Penguin Classics) Paperback – 25 Feb 1999

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics; New Ed edition (25 Feb. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 014043531X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140435313
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 1 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (143 customer reviews)
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"Flatland" fueled my interest in mathematics and creative thinking when I was a child. Now this classic story has been reinterpreted as a gloriously vivid movie that will excite both children and adults. This book completes the movie experience by providing the original book, the screenplay of the movie, and comments by the filmmakers. -- Scott Kim "Discover Magazine" --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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""Flatland" has and always will be a fun and fascinating journey, showing us again how the world of mathematics can expand the mind and take the imagination to places where it didn't know it could play."--Danica McKellar, actress and author of the best-selling "Math Doesn't Suck"

"A fascinating look behind the scenes of the best "Flatland" movie yet. Long live A Square!"--Rudy Rucker, author of "The Fourth Dimension" --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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I'm reviewing the "printed by Amazon" edition of the book with light violet cover and an image of a lady.

The book I've received is below any possible expectations you could think of, I don't think it can even be called a book. The cover consists of a Word-art-style text and a picture so enlarged you could count the pixels. Inside, the book is badly formatted and looks like a copy-paste from somewhere else. "Printed by Amazon" tells you all.
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Flatland is a great book - don't get me wrong. But this edition is a very low quality, print-on-demand, Project Guttenberg generated copy with no illustrations and bad formatting.

Do yourself a favour and get a better edition.
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If you haven't read Flatland then buy this now!
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A Classic bought as gift.
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Some science books make stuff seem complicated. Even more compliacted than it needs to be. This book, does not. This is an excellent example of a book being able to open your mind to wider possiblities by explaining stuff you already know about insticivly but have never put into words yourself. Although this book is not for the expert, it is ideal for someone just getting going or needing the chance to recap the basics.
It had me thinking for weeks.
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By A Customer on 10 Jan. 2005
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I urge you to read this insightful book. It's short and is very easy to read yet will give you a tangible way of contemplating further dimensions by reference to a society with only two (hence the title 'Flatland'). This [Dover Thrift Edition] could well be the best ever spend on a present for your head! The only negative for me is the book's portrayal of Women as straight lines with pointy ends(!), but you have to take into account that it was written by a Victorian Cleric and this part of the story presents an interesting aside in terms of a view of Victorian Society. Please don't get hung up on this point though - in every other way it is incredibly contemporary, accessible and stimulating to the mind. It is referenced by many leading popular science books and is superior to most (incredible considering its vintage). It certainly represents an essential addition to your bookshelf! I'm sure you won't be disappointed.
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By Andrew on 18 April 2011
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This is a compact, insightful and thought-provoking gem which can be appreciated from scientific, mathematical, historical and cultural standpoints. With string theory popularising the concept of higher dimensions today, it's an ideal starting point for those wanting to be able to consider some of the big questions that science is asking. Furthermore, this edition is everything you could want from an ebook. It's formatted perfectly, doesn't forgo the illustrations which are important in a book like this, and is at a fantastic price.
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By A Customer on 12 Oct. 2002
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That better understanding comes from simplicity is well known. But this axiom is taken to new heights here!
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!
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