Flatland

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.

Author: Edwin Abbott Abbott

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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

Written pseudonymously by "A Square", [1] 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.

Author: Edwin Abbott Abbott

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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. Written pseudonymously by "A Square", [1] 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

Flatland is a satirical novella by Edwin Abbott Abbott. Writing pseudonymously as "A Square", the book used the fictional two-dimensional world of Flatland to offer pointed observations on the social hierarchy of Victorian culture.

Author: Edwin A. Abbott

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736807708

Category: Fiction

Page: 135

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Flatland is a satirical novella by Edwin Abbott Abbott. Writing pseudonymously as "A Square", the book used the fictional two-dimensional world of Flatland to offer pointed observations on the social hierarchy of Victorian culture. However, the novella's more enduring contribution is its examination of dimensions. The story is about a two-dimensional world referred to as Flatland which is occupied by geometric figures. Women are simple line-segments, while men are polygons with various numbers of sides. The narrator is a humble square, a member of the social caste of gentlemen and professionals in a society of geometric figures, who guides the readers through some of the implications of life in two dimensions. The Square has a dream about a visit to a one-dimensional world (Lineland) which is inhabited by "lustrous points". He attempts to convince the realm's ignorant monarch of a second dimension but finds that it is essentially impossible to make him see outside of his eternally straight line. He is then visited by a three-dimensional sphere, which he cannot comprehend until he sees Spaceland for himself. This Sphere (who remains nameless, like all characters in the novella) visits Flatland at the turn of each millennium to introduce a new apostle to the idea of a third dimension in the hopes of eventually educating the population of Flatland of the existence of Spaceland. From the safety of Spaceland, they are able to observe the leaders of Flatland secretly acknowledging the existence of the sphere and prescribing the silencing of anyone found preaching the truth of Spaceland and the third dimension. After this proclamation is made, many witnesses are massacred or imprisoned (according to caste).

Flatland

The book that influenced writers from Carl Sagan to Stephen Hawking, Flatland is set in a two-dimensional world where life exists only in lines and shapes - until one of its inhabitants, 'A. Square', has his perspective transformed forever.

Author: Edwin Abbott

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141992891

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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The book that influenced writers from Carl Sagan to Stephen Hawking, Flatland is set in a two-dimensional world where life exists only in lines and shapes - until one of its inhabitants, 'A. Square', has his perspective transformed forever. This brilliantly eccentric classic is an invitation to see beyond our own reality. 'At once a playful brainteaser about geometry, a pointed satire of Victorian manners - and a strangely compelling argument about the greatest mysteries of the Universe' Wall Street Journal 'Flatland could lead to very profound thought about our Universe and ourselves' Isaac Asimov

Flatland

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.

Author: David Phelps Abbott

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465523243

Category: Fiction

Page: 102

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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, Hexagons, and other figures, instead of remaining fixed in their places, move freely about, on or in the surface, but without the power of rising above or sinking below it, very much like shadows—only hard and with luminous edges—and you will then have a pretty correct notion of my country and countrymen. Alas, a few years ago, I should have said “my universe”: but now my mind has been opened to higher views of things. In such a country, you will perceive at once that it is impossible that there should be anything of what you call a “solid” kind; but I dare say you will suppose that we could at least distinguish by sight the Triangles Squares and other figures moving about as I have described them. On the contrary, we could see nothing of the kind, not at least so as to distinguish one figure from another. Nothing was visible, nor could be visible, to us, except straight Lines; and the necessity of this I will speedily demonstrate. Place a penny on the middle of one of your tables in Space; and leaning over it, look down upon it. It will appear a circle. But now, drawing back to the edge of the table, gradually lower your eye (thus bringing yourself more and more into the condition of the inhabitants of Flatland), and you will find the penny becoming more and more oval to your view; and at last when you have placed your eye exactly on the edge of the table (so that you are, as it were, actually a Flatland citizen) the penny will then have ceased to appear oval at all, and will have become, so far as you can see, a straight line. The same thing would happen if you were to treat in the same way a Triangle, or Square, or any other figure cut out of pasteboard. As soon as you look at it with your eye on the edge of the table, you will find that it ceases to appear to you a figure, and that it becomes in appearance a straight line. Take for example an equilateral Triangle—who represents with us a Tradesman of the respectable class. Fig. 1 represents the Tradesman as you would see him while you were bending over him from above; figs. 2 and 3 represent the Tradesman, as you would see him if your eye were close to the level, or all but on the level of the table; and if your eye were quite on the level of the table (and that is how we see him in Flatland) you would see nothing but a straight line.



Flatland

Author: Abbott Edwin Abbott

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 9781110744794

Category: History

Page: 110

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Flatland A Romance of Many Dimensions

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.

Author: Edwin A Abbott

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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

Owuza Flatlander Grows up in Flatland, exploring the wonders of his world, sharing his ideas, creating, helping others, and finally going beyond the edges of Flatland, while leaving behind the impression he had made on all of his friends.

Author: David Sayre

Publisher: Two Little Birds

ISBN: 9780991293506

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Owuza Flatlander Grows up in Flatland, exploring the wonders of his world, sharing his ideas, creating, helping others, and finally going beyond the edges of Flatland, while leaving behind the impression he had made on all of his friends.

Flatland illustrated Version

Book Excerpt: ...true Dimension, although I cannot point out to you its direction, nor can you possibly measure it.

Author: Edwin A Abbott

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Book Excerpt: ...true Dimension, although I cannot point out to you its direction, nor can you possibly measure it.' What would you say to such a visitor? Would not you have him locked up? Well, that is my fate: and it is as natural for us Flatlanders to lock up a Square for preaching the Third Dimension, as it is for you Spacelanders to lock up a Cube for preaching the Fourth. Alas, how strong a family likeness runs through blind and persecuting humanity in all Dimensions! Points, Lines, Squares, Cubes, Extra-Cubes -- we are all liable to the same errors, all alike the Slaves of our respective Dimensional prejudices, as one of your Spaceland poets has said --'One touch of Nature makes all worlds akin'."[Note: The Author desires me to add, that the misconception of some of his critics on this matter has induced him to insert in his dialogue with the Sphere, certain remarks which have a bearing on the point in question, and which he had previously omitted as being tedious and unnecessary.]...

Flatland

Flatland A Romance of Many Dimensions The author of three books of poetry
and publisher of the acclaimed small Derek Beaulieu With an afterword by
Marjorie Perloff press housepress ( 1997 - 2004 ) , DEREK BEAULIEU is a poet
and ...

Author: Derek Alexander Beaulieu

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Category: Artists' books

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'Flatland' is a conceptual, graphic-based rewriting of E.A. Abbott's sci-fi classic: a fictional guide to concept of multiple dimensions of reading which will appeal to those interested in design and architecture as well as unusual writing and poetry.

Flatland a Romance of Many Dimensions Illustrated

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.

Author: Edwin Abbott Abbott

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Page: 122

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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.

Flatland

Flatland, first published in 1884 is a unique combination of satirical comment on Victorian society and mathematical exploration of geometry and the first through fourth dimensions.

Author: Workman Classic Schoolbooks

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ISBN: 9781926500935

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Flatland, first published in 1884 is a unique combination of satirical comment on Victorian society and mathematical exploration of geometry and the first through fourth dimensions. A Square's journey through Pointland, Flatland, and Spaceland will give you a unique perspective on English society in the 1800s that stands on its own merit today.

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, Flatter land 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.


Mathland

In this book, the "virtual" protagonist of the journey through the concept of space is the square.

Author: Michele Emmer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783764301491

Category: Architecture

Page: 93

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IT Revolution in Architecture is a series which looks at architecture in the light of the electronic revolution, reflecting on the effects which the virtual dimension is having on architects and architecture in general. Each volume examines a single topic, highlighting the essential aspects and exploring their relevance for the architects of today. How the latest forms of mathematics help us shape the space around us - the fascinating story of a radical transformation. The latest book in our successful series IT Revolution in Architecture provides a concise summary of how our perception of the space around us has radically changed in recent years. We could even go as far as to say that we ourselves shape the space around us according to how our perceptions of the universe alter and develop, and mathematics plays a pivotal role. In this book, the "virtual" protagonist of the journey through the concept of space is the square.



FLATLAND Illustrated

This eBook edition of "Flatland" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices.

Author: Edwin A. Abbott

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8027244749

Category: Fiction

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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.