Edwin Abbott Abbott

  • Bindwijze: Paperback
  • Taal: Engels
  • Categorie: Literatuur & Romans
  • Uitgever: Dover Publications Inc.
  • ISBN: 9780486272634
  • Review:
A Romance of Many Dimensions
Druk:New edition
Verschijningsdatum:december 1992
Afmetingen:Afmeting: 20,8 x 13 x 1,3 cm
Aantal pagina's:96 pagina's
Aanbevolen leeftijd:14 jaar
Auteur(s):Edwin Abbott Abbott | Edwin A Abbott | Seth Caplan | Dano Johnson | Jeffrey Travis
Illustrator:Edwin Abbott Abbott
Co-illustrator:Edwin Abbott Abbott
Redacteur:Rosemary Jann
Redacteur:Rosemary Jann
Originele Titel:Flatland: A Romance of Many 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. The work of English clergyman, educator and Shakespearean scholar Edwin A. Abbott (1838-1926), it describes the journeys of A. Square, a mathematician and resident of the two-dimensional Flatland, where women-thin, straight lines-are the lowliest of shapes, and where men may have any number of sides, depending on their social status.
Through strange occurrences that bring him into contact with a host of geometric forms, Square has adventures in Spaceland (three dimensions), Lineland (one dimension) and Pointland (no dimensions) and ultimately entertains thoughts of visiting a land of four dimensions&;a revolutionary idea for which he is returned to his two-dimensional world. 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.