Romance of Many Dimensions

Author: Edwin Abbott Abbott

Publisher: N.A


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.


ein Märchen mit vielerlei Dimensionen

Author: Edwin Abbott Abbott

Publisher: RaBaKa-Publishing

ISBN: 9783940185150


Page: 172

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Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Illustrated)

Author: Edwin Abbott Abbott

Publisher: Youcanprint

ISBN: 8827841512

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9365

Illustrated version of "Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions" by Edwin Abbott Abbott. 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.


A Parable of Spiritual Dimensions

Author: Edwin Abbott Abbott

Publisher: Oneworld Publications Limited

ISBN: 9781851680863

Category: Fiction

Page: 147

View: 4130

Set in an alternative universe of two dimensions, this witty allegory is a moving plea for openness and humility in our search for spiritual growth.

Flatland - A Romance of Many Dimensions

Author: Edwin A. Abbott

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1326847570

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 618

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is a satirical novella by the English schoolmaster Edwin Abbott Abbott, first published in 1884. It 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, who guides the reader through some of the implications of life in two dimensions. On the eve of the 3rd Millennium, the Square dreams about a visit to Lineland, a one-dimensional world, where he tries to convince the realm's monarch of a second dimension. The square is then visited by a three-dimensional sphere, which 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. This 19th century work can arguably be categorised as mathematical fiction as much as it can be regarded as science fiction. In common with the best science fiction it opens the reader's mind to new horizons.


ein mehrdimensionaler Roman

Author: Edwin Abbott Abbott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783950101102

Category: Fourth dimension

Page: 94

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Author: Edwin Abbott

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 177048129X

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

View: 6360

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).


Author: Edwin A. Abbott

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736807708

Category: Fiction

Page: 135

View: 8276

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 a Romance of Many Dimensions - Edwin Abbott

Author: Abbott Edwin Abbott

Publisher: Book Jungle

ISBN: 9781604244304

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 156

View: 4391

To The Inhabitants of Space in General And H. C. IN Particular This Work is Dedicated By a Humble Native of Flatland In the Hope that Even as he was Initiated into the Mysteries Of Three Dimensions Having been previously conversant With Only Two So the Citizens of that Celestial Region


A Romance of Many Dimensions

Author: Abbott Edwin Abbott

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 9781110744817

Category: History

Page: 110

View: 434

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.


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Publisher: Garrett County Press



Page: N.A

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Into the Flatland

Author: N.A

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1611174163

Category: Fiction

Page: 80

View: 2449

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.


Our Journey

Author: Marko Zamurovic,Marija Zamurovic

Publisher: mzamur via PublishDrive


Category: Travel

Page: 288

View: 485

We have been spending an increasing amount of time in Mačva (a geographical region in northwest Serbia). At first it was only the weekends, then whole weeks and then it became months. Each time, we would come back with thousands of new photos, completely blown away by the hidden beauties which we had begun to discover every single day. Mačva deserves to have a book written about it! It deserves so much more than this, but a book will do to start with. We have decided to try to explore everything that we haven’t been able to explore so far, and to visit all the scenery that we haven’t yet seen. Our journey through Mačva started a little more than five years ago... Authors: ·Marko Zamurović A reportage and fine art photographer, Marko’s images eloquently capture everyday life, and highlight intimate moments of relaxation, work and celebration. Marko Zamurović was born in Belgrade, Serbia and studied Art Production at the Academy of Fine Arts. He has participated in several international projects as a photographer, graphic designer, editor and producer. Marko has been signed up at several international photography events, and as a result his work has been included in prestigious photo monographs. His works are widely published in print and in online editions of many photography magazines. Marko currently lives and works in Belgrade as a freelance photographer in the fields of documentary, travel, macro and fine art photography. ·Marija Zamurović Multimedia artist. Marija Zamurović was born in Belgrade, Serbia, where she studied at the Academy of Fine Arts. Her works are published in many books and magazines. She builds her career as online freelance artist.

'Flatland' and Einstein's Universe - On Our Relationship to the Temporal Dimension

Author: Wolfgang Ruttkowski

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638798984


Page: 36

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Scholarly Essay from the year 1991 in the subject Philosophy - Practical (Ethics, Aesthetics, Culture, Nature, Right, ...), grade: keine, Kyoto Sangyo University (German Department), language: English, comment: In Acta Humanistica XX/2 (Kyoto, March 1991)., abstract: Einstein's universe is needed to explain many observations of space science. In the same way, Flatland can only be fully understood from the perspective of Spaceland; Lineland can only be explained from the perspective of Flatland, etc. The inhabitants of each of these "dimensional worlds" cannot physically transcend their own world and, therefore, cannot visualize the next higher world. However, if they want to explain their own world, they need to do this from the perspective of the next higher one. This is what some types of religion and philosophy have been trying to do for millenia and what science is attempting today. (First presented at Tetsugakkai, Bukkyo Daigaku, Kyoto, 1991/2/6)


Author: R. Yarbrough

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595476120

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

View: 3297

Bip's mother told him to stay away from Lilith, a local black "witch" who also provides the dry county with alcohol. That mystery is all Bip needs as impetus to seek her out. Set in a small, West Texas town, racial differences, a murder, and rites of passage thread Bip through the rough skin of the community. Richly comic and laugh out loud funny, the characters of the community stumble through racial incongruities that have slept too long to discern the fact that we are all human-whether we act that way or not.


A Workman Classic Schoolbook

Author: Workman Classic Schoolbooks,Edwin A. Abbott,Square A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781926500935


Page: 218

View: 4317

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.

On Flat Land

Learning the FL Sound

Author: Greg Roza

Publisher: Rosen Classroom

ISBN: 9780823982707

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 23

View: 5911

Describes flat land to teach the FL sound.

Mountain People in a Flat Land

A Popular History of Appalacian Migration to Northeast Ohio, 1940-1965

Author: Carl E. Feather

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0821412299

Category: History

Page: 255

View: 3939

In the early 1940s, $10 bought a bus ticket from Appalachia to a better job and promise of prosperity in the flatlands of northeast Ohio. A mountaineer with a strong back and will to work could find a job within twenty-four hours of arrival. But the cost of a bus ticket was more than a week's wages in a lumber camp, and the mountaineer paid dearly in loss of kin, culture, homeplace, and freedom. Numerous scholarly works have addressed this migration that brought more than one million mountaineers to Ohio alone. But Mountain People in a Flat Land is the first popular history of Appalachian migration to one community -- Ashtabula County, an industrial center in the fabled "best location in the nation." These migrants share their stories of life in Appalachia before coming north. There are tales of making moonshine, colorful family members, home remedies harvested from the wild, and life in coal company towns and lumber camps. The mountaineers explain why, despite the beauty of the mountains and the deep kinship roots, they had to leave Appalachia. Stories of their hardships, cultural clashes, assimilation, and ultimate successes in the flatland provide a moving look at an often stereotyped people.