Flatland : An Edition With Notes and Commentary (Hardcover)

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Flatland, Edwin Abbott Abbott's story of a two-dimensional universe, as told by one of its inhabitants who is introduced to the mysteries of three-dimensional space, has enjoyed an enduring popularity from the time of its publication in 1884. This fully annotated edition enables the modern day reader to understand and appreciate the many "dimensions" of this classic satire with commentary on language and literary style, including numerous definitions of obscure words and an appendix on Abbott's life and work. Historical commentary, writings by Plato and Aristotle, and citations from Abbott's other writings work together to show how this tale relates to Abbott's views of society in late-Victorian England and classical Greece. Approaching the book from a mathematical stance, additional notes and illustrations enhance the usefulness of Flatlandas an elementary introduction to higher-dimensional geometry.

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Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780521769884
SKU 211428411
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0521769884
Release Date 12/1/2009
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0294
Publisher Cambridge University Press

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