Flatland: An Edition with Notes and Commentary (Hardback)
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Short Description for Flatland A fully annotated edition of Abbott's classic Flatland with notes and commentary putting it in its historical and mathematical context.
- Published: 01 December 2009
- Format: Hardback 304 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780521769884 ISBN 10: 0521769884
- Sales rank: 935,285
Full description for Flatland
Flatland, Edwin 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. Mathematical notes and illustrations enhance the usefulness of Flatland as an elementary introduction to higher-dimensional geometry. Historical notes show connections to late-Victorian England and to classical Greece. Citations from Abbott's other writings as well as the works of Plato and Aristotle serve to interpret the text. Commentary on language and literary style includes numerous definitions of obscure words. An appendix gives a comprehensive account of the life and work of Flatland's remarkable author.