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by Edwin A. Abbott

Download Flatland: A Romance Of Many Dimensions: Cool Illustrated Collector's Edition Printed In Cool Modern Sci-Fi Fonts eBook
ISBN:
1441410945
Author:
Edwin A. Abbott
Category:
Thrillers & Suspense
Language:
English
Publisher:
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 4, 2009)
Pages:
156 pages
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1626 kb
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1772 kb
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Rating:
4.8
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Edwin A. Abbott: Flatland Classic of science (and mathematical) fiction describes the adventures of A. Square . Fifty Years in the Flatland 2012 will mark the 50th anniversary in print with Dover of one of the most significant and influential books of the past century and a half.

Edwin A. Square, a resident of Flatland, in Spaceland (three dimensions), Lineland (one dimension), and Pointland (no dimensions).

Edwin Abbott, an English clergyman, educator, and Shakespearean scholar, wrote Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions in 1880.

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Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions. Bill Wood, The Mathematical Association of America.

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.

A Romance of Many Dimensions. With Illustrations by the Author, A. No part of this book may be reproduced, scanned, or distributed in any printed or electronic form without permission

A Romance of Many Dimensions. No part of this book may be reproduced, scanned, or distributed in any printed or electronic form without permission. Registered trademark-marca registrada. ISBN 978-1-101-63778-4.

Flatland Worldwide and Edwin A. Abbott at 75 (+100)" with Tom Banchoff - Продолжительность: 25:41 Brown . Understanding other dimensions - Flatland - Продолжительность: 5:39 Cool Cat Recommended for you. 5:39.

Understanding other dimensions - Flatland - Продолжительность: 5:39 Cool Cat Recommended for you.

Abbott, Edwin Abbott, 1838-1926. I am reading it with my 9 year old and he loves it, and I loved it in high school. Fun premise and social satire. Go University of Toronto!

Edwin Abbott Abbott was an English schoolmaster and theologian, most famous as the author of the social satire .

Edwin Abbott Abbott was an English schoolmaster and theologian, most famous as the author of the social satire Flatland, widely noted for its use of mathematical dimensions in religious and political allegories. Flatland depicts a nightmarish dystopia in which living geometrical figures persecute irregular figures and condemn straight lines, or females, to perpetual ignorance and subservience.

Written over a hundred years ago, this book by Edwin A. Abbott is still by far the best introduction to the mathematics of many dimensions.

Thus a unique reading experience for the book lovers and collectors of this genre.

The result is a revival of the vintage for the 21st century's reader

THIS IS A CYBERPUNK COOL COLLECTOR'S EDITION - PRINTED IN REALLY COOL MODERN TECHNO FONTS THROUGHOUT. CHECK IT OUT WITH THE AMAZON SEARCH INSIDE FEATURE Technological fantasy satire - Cyberpunk cult following. Highly regarded by Isaac Asimov. Popular among computer scientists, mathematicians, and physicists.
  • Moronydit
I've read Flatland several times in printed form -- it's one of my favorite books. I got this edition free, but even at that, this isn't worth it. The illustrations are missing, and for this book they're not just a nice addition; the pictures are crucial to following the story. (Also, the text makes references to the pictures.) There are also some mangled words and other problems.

If you're about to read this excellent book for the first time, you'd be robbing yourself of the experience by trying to follow this garbled, text-only version. If you're already a fan, you'll just find this edition frustrating. So, whether or not you've read Flatland before, please spend the $1 for a nice, edited version with the illustrations included: Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Illustrated)
  • Buriwield
Edward A. Abbott was a 19th century theologian and schoolmaster. He published this work in 1884. Based in part on the number of Amazon reviews, it remains well-read today. I first learned about this book when I was in school, a half century ago, and regret it has taken this long to have finally read it. The work is “multidimensional” as it were. It not only pushes the reader’s imagination to envision the concept of four or five dimensions by positing a world in which people live in one dimension LESS than the 3-dimensional world in which we are most familiar with, that is a 2-dimensional world known as flatland. It also is a social satire on the social customs of the day, including hierarchical relationships, in-group / out-group fads, and the role of women in society.

Shape is destiny! The more sides one has, the better. Women, alas, aren’t even 2-diminsional. They are a simple one-dimensional line. Men are the only ones that have breadth. The simplest are isosceles triangles, low on the societal pecking order. Equilateral triangles a bit higher, squares higher still, then pentagons… and on, to ones that have so many sides they approximate a circle, who effectively are the High Priests. And the ones that are irregular shapes: they are the outcasts.

Abbott pushes the reader’s imagination by examining the question of how various entities recognize each other in 2-dimensions, when, on first glance, everyone should appear as a line. He posits that the fog in northern climates provides a mechanism for recognizing if an object is more than a line, since the brightness of the line would fall off in the fog. With careful training, how fast the brightness falls off would denote shape and societal status, not much different, I suppose, from how clothes labels do today. One could imagine Abbott chuckling to himself when he proposed that there was a movement called the “Chromatistes” who felt that shape recognition could be enhanced by simply requiring each shape to have a standard color. There was a conflict on this issue, and the “lines” (the women) and the “circles” (the high priests) were aligned against all other shapes on the issue of the “Universal Color Bill.”

Other dimensions are visited… both below, that is, 1-dimensional space, and no dimensional space (periods), as well as above, 3-dimensional and beyond. Each dimension has grave difficulties envisioning any other world, much like we do in our own. In fact, those who advocate recognition of worlds with different structural dimensions are subject to criminal prosecution. Abbott does recognize a serious flaw in his “flatland” model in that in true 2-dimensions, no shape could really see another, so he fudges the issue a bit by indicating that each shape does have an intrinsic height, and fudges it more by calling it “brightness.” Oh well, all too many paradigms contain their own contradictions.

Overall, a stimulating read, which paved the way for the “space-time continuum” universe of four dimensions. Still, there is the flaw in his 2-dimensional world of “brightness,” the status of women, and some archaic prose. 4-stars.
  • Skrimpak
The hardback version by Kessinger (ISBN 1169672019) is, in my opinion, horribly misrepresented in the description and a simply TERRIBLE edition. Amazon describes this edition as:

"This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work."

This could not possibly be further from the truth. This edition is so horribly modern and so absolutely not a facsimile reprint of the original as to make that description laughable. None of the original artwork is present. Instead it has been replaced with someone's horrible attempt at reproducing the pictures using nothing but ASCII characters.

If you're a fan of Flatland and want a nice hardback volume for your collection, this volume is not for you. If you've never read Flatland and will be reading it for the first time (which is when the illustrations are of the most value) this volume is not for you. Unless you just want to buy a book to use as firewood, this volume is not for you.

I have never returned a book to Amazon before - but will be doing so with this one.