Flatterland

" Through larger-than-life characters and an inspired story line, Flatterland explores our present understanding of the shape and origins of the universe, the nature of space, time, and matter, as well as modern geometries and their ...

Author: Ian Stewart

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458716546

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First there was Edwin A. Abbott's remarkable Flatland, published in 1884, and one of the all-time classics of popular mathematics. Now, from mathematician and accomplished science writer Ian Stewart, comes what Nature calls "a superb sequel." Through larger-than-life characters and an inspired story line, Flatterland explores our present understanding of the shape and origins of the universe, the nature of space, time, and matter, as well as modern geometries and their applications. The journey begins when our heroine, Victoria Line, comes upon her great-great-grandfather A. Square's diary, hidden in the attic. The writings help her to contact the Space Hopper, who tempts her away from her home and family in Flatland and becomes her guide and mentor through ten dimensions. In the tradition of Alice in Wonderland and The Phantom Toll Booth, this magnificent investigation into the nature of reality is destined to become a modern classic.

Flatland

nal structure , in which I recognized the General Assembly Hall of the States of Flatland , surrounded by dense lines of Pentagonal buildings at right angles to each other , which I knew to be streets ; and I perceived that I was ...

Author: Edwin Abbott Abbott

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Category: Fourth dimension

Page: 155

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In a two-dimensional universe populated by a hierarchical society of geometric figures, a square is persecuted for attempting to reveal its new knowledge of a third dimension, learned from encounters with a sphere.


Flatland

Well, now I will gradually return to Flatland and you shall see my section become larger and larger.” Every reader in Spaceland will easily understand that my mysterious Guest was speaking the language of truth and even of simplicity.

Author: Edwin A. Abbott

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3748141149

Category: Fiction

Page: 136

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A mathematical satire and a mathematical essay on the existence of a fourth spatial dimension

Flatland

This would create the backdrop for our scenes above Flatland without creating distractions from the dialogue, but we would still need Arthur to see things other than astronomical objects. Together with 3D animator Sara Farr, ...

Author: Edwin Abbott Abbott

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400829666

Category: Fiction

Page: 184

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Edwin Abbott's beloved mathematical adventure novel Flatland (1884) is being introduced to a whole new generation of readers and viewers through Flatland: The Movie, a dramatic computer-animated adaptation starring Martin Sheen, Kristen Bell, Michael York, Tony Hale, and Joe Estevez. This book is the companion to the movie--and the ultimate edition of the classic book on which it is based. A beautiful, large-format volume, Flatland: The Movie Edition includes: the full text of the original novel; the screenplay of the movie; essays on the making of the movie by the writers and filmmakers--producer Seth Caplan, director Jeffrey Travis, and director and animator Dano Johnson; color illustrations; and a new introduction by Thomas Banchoff, a Brown University mathematician and Flatland authority who served as an advisor to the filmmakers. By describing the challenges the filmmakers faced in updating a Victorian mathematical allegory for a new generation and transforming it into a compelling animated story, Flatland: The Movie Edition makes watching the movie and reading Abbott's book even more illuminating and enjoyable. You'll never think about the multiple dimensions of space in the same way again.

Flatland

Happily fashion exercises its potent sway in Flatland female society, as elsewhere, for we learn that “the rhythmical, and, if I may so say, well-modulated undulation of the back in our ladies of circular rank is envied and imitated by ...

Author: Edwin Abbott

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781770481299

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

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Flatland (1884) is an influential mathematical fantasy that simultaneously provides an introduction to non-Euclidean geometry and a satire on the Victorian class structure, issues of science and faith, and the role of women. A classic of early science fiction, the novel takes place in a world of two dimensions where all the characters are geometric shapes. The narrator, A Square, is a naïve, respectable citizen who is faced with proof of the existence of three dimensions when he is visited by a sphere and is forced to see the limitations of his world. The introduction to this Broadview Edition provides context for the book’s references to Victorian culture and religion, mathematical history, and the history of philosophy. The appendices contain contemporary reviews; extracts from the work of fellow mathematical fantasy writer/mathematician Charles Hinton; Hermann von Helmboltz’s “The Axioms of Geometry” (1870); and autobiographical passages from Abbott’s The Kernel and the Husk (1886).

FLATLAND Illustrated

Table of Contents I call our world Flatland, not because we call it so, but to make its nature clearer to you, my happy readers, who are privileged to live in Space. Imagine a vast sheet of paper on which straight Lines, Triangles, ...

Author: Edwin A. Abbott

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8027244749

Category: Fiction

Page: 113

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This eBook edition of "Flatland" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is a satirical novel. Written pseudonymously by "A Square", the book used the fictional two-dimensional world of Flatland to comment on the hierarchy of Victorian culture, but the novella's more enduring contribution is its examination of dimensions. The story describes a two-dimensional world occupied by geometric figures, whereof women are simple line-segments, while men are polygons with various numbers of sides. The narrator is a square named A Square, a member of the caste of gentlemen and professionals, who guides the readers through some of the implications of life in two dimensions. Flatland has often been categorized as science fiction although it could more precisely be called "mathematical fiction". With the advent of modern science fiction from the 1950s to the present day, Flatland has seen a revival in popularity, especially among science fiction and cyberpunk fans. Many works have been inspired by the novella, including novel sequels and short films.

Flatland See Flatland

Flatland,. see. cottonopolis. O f t h e N a t u r e o f F l a t l a n d “On visiting Manchester in 1825, the German architect Karl Schinkel wrote of his visit that 'the enormous factory buildings are seven to eight storeys high...where ...

Author: Yvan Martinez

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0957350929

Category: Fiction

Page: 214

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Flatland, see Flatland blends three genres - the annotated novel, the parallel novel and the reimagined classic - into a fantastical edition of the 1884 science fiction novella Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edward Abbott Abbott. Twelve designers collaborated to produce a reading experience that is both idiosyncratic and systematic. Abbott's original text is juxtaposed with graphic intrusions, marginalia and subplots guaranteed to engage readers of all dimensions 'throughout the universe, in perpetuity'.

The Annotated Flatland

I CALL our world Flatland, 1 not because we call it so, but to make its nature clearer to you,my happy readers, who are privileged to live in Space. Imagine a vast sheet of paper2 on which straight Lines, Triangles, Squares, Pentagons, ...

Author: Ian Stewart

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0786721839

Category: Science

Page: 272

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Flatland is a unique, delightful satire that has charmed readers for over a century. Published in 1884 by the English clergyman and headmaster Edwin A. Abbott, it is the fanciful tale of A. Square, a two-dimensional being who is whisked away by a mysterious visitor to The Land of Three Dimensions, an experience that forever alters his worldview. Like the original, Ian Stewart's commentary takes readers on a strange and wonderful journey. With clarity and wit, Stewart illuminates Abbott's numerous Victorian references and touches on such diverse topics as ancient Babylon, Karl Marx, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Mt. Everest, H.G. Wells, and phrenology. The Annotated Flatland makes fascinating connections between Flatland and Abbott's era, resulting in a classic to rival Abbott's own, and a book that will inspire and delight curious readers for generations to come.

Flatland a romance

You cannot indeed see more than one of my sections, or Circles, at a time; for you have no power to raise your eye out of the plane of Flatland; but you can at least see that, as I rise in Space, so my sections become smaller.

Author: Edwin Abbott

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 5040217048

Category: Fiction

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Flatland Deposits of the San Francisco Bay Region California

... political , esthetic , concerning characteristics of for open space or other noninand other relevant information flatland deposits , particularly tensive uses of such areas should be collected . potential for agriculture , should be ...

Author: Geological Survey (U.S.)

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Category: Land use

Page: 88

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A seris of closely related earth-science studies that define the nature and severity of earthquake hazards associated with geologic conditions.

Flatland A Romance of Many Dimensions

call our world Flatland, not because we call it so, but to make its nature clearer to you, my happy readers, who are privileged to live in Space. Imagine a vast sheet of paper on which straight Lines, Triangles, Squares, Pentagons, ...

Author: Edwin A. Abbot

Publisher: BEYOND BOOKS HUB

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Category: Fiction

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Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is a satirical novella by the English schoolmaster Edwin Abbott Abbott, first published in 1884 by Seeley & Co. of London. Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is a satirical novella by the English schoolmaster Edwin Abbott Abbott, first published in 1884 by Seeley & Co. of London. Written pseudonymously by “A Square”, the book used the fictional two-dimensional world of Flatland to comment on the hierarchy of Victorian culture, but the novella's more enduring contribution is its examination of dimensions.

Flatland a romance of many dimensions

I call our world Flatland, not because we call it so, but to make its nature clearer to you, my happy readers, who are privileged to live in Space. Imagine a vast sheet of paper on which straight Lines, Triangles, Squares, Pentagons, ...

Author: E. Abbott

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 1907523634

Category: Fiction

Page: 108

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Edwin Abbott was a mathematician who used the idea of 'Flatland' - a world

Flatland A Romance of Many Dimensions Illustrated Edition

Table of Contents I call our world Flatland, not because we call it so, but to make its nature clearer to you, my happy readers, who are privileged to live in Space. Imagine a vast sheet of paper on which straight Lines, Triangles, ...

Author: Edwin A. Abbott

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026893379

Category: Fiction

Page: 113

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Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is a satirical novel. Written pseudonymously by "A Square", the book used the fictional two-dimensional world of Flatland to comment on the hierarchy of Victorian culture, but the novella's more enduring contribution is its examination of dimensions. The story describes a two-dimensional world occupied by geometric figures, whereof women are simple line-segments, while men are polygons with various numbers of sides. The narrator is a square named A Square, a member of the caste of gentlemen and professionals, who guides the readers through some of the implications of life in two dimensions. Flatland has often been categorized as science fiction although it could more precisely be called "mathematical fiction". With the advent of modern science fiction from the 1950s to the present day, Flatland has seen a revival in popularity, especially among science fiction and cyberpunk fans. Many works have been inspired by the novella, including novel sequels and short films.

Flatland A Romance of Many Dimensions illustrated

Well, now I will gradually return to Flatland and you shall see my section become larger and larger.” Every reader in Spaceland will easily understand that my mysterious Guest was speaking the language of truth and even of simplicity.

Author: Edwin A. Abbott

Publisher: Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing

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Category: Fiction

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Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is a satirical novella by the English schoolmaster and clergyman Edwin Abbott Abbott. The story describes a two-dimensional world occupied by geometric figures, whereof women are simple line-segments, while men are polygons with various numbers of sides. Written pseudonymously by "A Square", the book used the fictional two-dimensional world of Flatland to comment on the hierarchy of Victorian culture, but the novella's more enduring contribution is its examination of dimensions. This masterpiece of science (and mathematical) fiction is a delightfully unique and highly entertaining satire that has charmed readers for more than 100 years.

Into the Flatland

... once and again and again, and the way her story circles back and around, making some things clear and suggesting through other things, the unexplainable complexity of these flatlands. It's impossible to say Money, Mississippi, ...

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Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1611174163

Category: Fiction

Page: 80

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Capturing the rich contrasts of the land and the intimate history of generations in the Mississippi Delta, Into the Flatland, by Kathleen Robbins, is a series of photographs documenting the terrain, people, and culture of her ancestry. The photographer returned to her childhood farm in Bell Chase as an adult in 2001 after completing graduate studies in New Mexico. She and her brother then lived on their family farm for nearly two years, breathing life back into family properties that had been long dormant. In this series, which won the Photo-NOLA prize in 2011, Robbins highlights the diversity of the landscape of the Delta, from expansive, dusty cotton fields to green, vibrant swamps. Her photographs capture the people and the architecture that are present on the land and also reminiscent of a time long past, before the mechanization of farming and the exodus of her people from their native soil. The presence of Robbins’s family in some of her photographs brings an intimacy to her portrait of the Delta and shows the tension between past and present. Including a short story by a National Endowment for the Arts recipient, Cynthia Shearer, Into the Flatland transports the reader into the rich history of Mississippi. At turns both colorful and gray, the photographs capture not only the Delta landscape, but also the stark and rugged images of people and buildings that sink as deeply into the land as the roots of the trees in the woods and swamps. As large masses of birds flock to the vast blue sky, Robbins remains fixed on the ground, her lens trained on the home and the landscape of her past.

The Black Hornet of Flatland Heights

Every villain in the Flatlands will be after you. Keep the mask. How you plan on getting there? DAVION Oh, yeah. Can you take me? BRAZELTON Really? No Davion. No, I'm not taking you. Take yourself. How I'm a get there?

Author: Leal Smith

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1365942678

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Flatland

Flatland : A Romance of Many Dimensions is an 1884 science fiction novella by the English schoolmaster Edwin Abbott Abbott. As a satire, Flatland offered pointed observations on the social hierarchy of Victorian culture.

Author: Edwin Abbott Abbott

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Category: Dimentions

Page: 100

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Flatland : A Romance of Many Dimensions is an 1884 science fiction novella by the English schoolmaster Edwin Abbott Abbott. As a satire, Flatland offered pointed observations on the social hierarchy of Victorian culture. However, the novella's more enduring contribution is its examination of dimensions; in a foreword to one of the many publications of the novella, noted science writer Isaac Asimov described Flatland as "The best introduction one can find into the manner of perceiving dimensions." As such, the novella is still popular amongst mathematics, physics and computer science students.

The Annotated Flatland

Published in 1884 by the English clergyman and headmaster Edwin A. Abbott, it is the fanciful tale of A. Square, a two-dimensional being who is whisked away by a mysterious visitor to The Land of Three Dimensions, an experience that forever ...

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Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 9780465011230

Category: Science

Page: 272

View: 658

Flatland is a unique, delightful satire that has charmed readers for over a century. Published in 1884 by the English clergyman and headmaster Edwin A. Abbott, it is the fanciful tale of A. Square, a two-dimensional being who is whisked away by a mysterious visitor to The Land of Three Dimensions, an experience that forever alters his worldview. Like the original, Ian Stewart's commentary takes readers on a strange and wonderful journey. With clarity and wit, Stewart illuminates Abbott's numerous Victorian references and touches on such diverse topics as ancient Babylon, Karl Marx, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Mt. Everest, H.G. Wells, and phrenology. The Annotated Flatland makes fascinating connections between Flatland and Abbott's era, resulting in a classic to rival Abbott's own, and a book that will inspire and delight curious readers for generations to come.