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    DescriptionFlatland 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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    Title
    The Annotated Flatland
    Subtitle
    A Romance of Many Dimensions
    Authors and contributors
    Text by Ian Stewart
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 190 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 457 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780465011230
    ISBN 10: 0465011233
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    BIC subject category V2: DSBF, DSK
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    BIC E4L: LIT
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    DC22: 823.8
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
    DC22: 530.11
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: MAT026000
    BIC subject category V2: 2AB
    B&T Approval Code: A53250000
    BISAC V2.8: SCI040000
    LC classification: QA699 .A115 2008
    BISAC V2.8: FIC028000
    Thema V1.0: DSK, DSBF
    Edition
    Annotated
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    ill
    Publisher
    The Perseus Books Group
    Imprint name
    BASIC BOOKS
    Publication date
    07 August 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Edwin A. Abbott was born in London on December 20, 1838. Educated in St. John's College in Cambridge, he was ordained in 1862 and three years later was appointed headmaster of the City of London School, where he served until 1889. Abbott wrote over fifty books, most of them scholarly works. He died in Hampstead on October 12, 1926. Ian Stewart is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick and Director of its Mathematics Awareness Centre. His many books include Why Beauty Is Truth, Nature's Numbers, Does God Play Dice?, and Letters to a Young Mathematician. He lives in Warwick, England.
    Review quote
    "Stewart... is renowned for his popular science books, but Why Beauty is Truth is without a doubt the finest." Nature "Stewart, long a class act in popular maths, does not shy from presenting equations, illuminating them with imagistic explanations and sympathetic character sketches of heroes past and present." Guardian "I resorted to hiding (Why Beauty is Truth) from other members of the family until I'd finished and am confident that those on the 'waiting list' will not be disappointed. Inspirational." TLS"