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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ISBN: UOM:39015020073196

Category: Fourth dimension

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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.
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Flatland

Another device that enables the cinematographer to inject some emotion is the blinking of the eyes, something that can't technically be done since an eyelid in Flat- land would be a one-dimensional membrane that would come down over the ...

Author: Edwin Abbott Abbott

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400829668

Category: Fiction

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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.
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Flatland

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

Author: Edwin A. Abbott

Publisher: BEYOND BOOKS HUB

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Category: Fiction

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Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is an 1884 satirical novella by Edwin A. Abbott. 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.
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Flatland

in my own country – if he manifest himself at all to an inhabitant of Flatland – must needs manifest himself as a Circle. 'Do you not remember – for I, who see all things, discerned last night the phantasmal vision of Lineland written ...

Author: Edwin Abbott

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141992891

Category: Fiction

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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
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Flatland A Romance of Many Dimensions illustrated

Of the Nature of 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. Imagine a vast sheet of paper on which straight Lines, ...

Author: Edwin Abbott Abbott

Publisher: Phoemixx Classics Ebooks

ISBN: 9783985944705

Category: Science

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Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions illustrated Edwin Abbott Abbott - 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. Although it did not achieve popular success on its publication in 1884, Flatland gained a broad audience after the publication of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, which focused attention on the concept of a fourth dimension. The book enjoyed another renaissance with the advent of modern science fiction in the late 1930s and is now widely acknowledged as a pioneering work of mathematical fiction.
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Flatland Deposits of the San Francisco Bay Region California

Capability for ground - water recharge is Capability studies are especially helpful in evalu- based on permeability of the flatland materials ( as ating lands for uses in which natural characteristics shown in fig .

Author: Geological Survey (U.S.)

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105013194480

Category: Land use

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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: 9788027244744

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.
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The Annotated Flatland

The plane of Flatland could be just a part of some larger space, and the physical laws could confine Flatlanders to this plane, while permitting other things (such as the Stranger) to exist in the larger space. In fact, current physical ...

Author: Ian Stewart

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780786721832

Category: Science

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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.
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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: 9780957350922

Category: Fiction

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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'.
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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: 9785040217045

Category: Fiction

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