Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions
OUP Oxford, 13.07.2006 - 176 Seiten
'Upward, yet not Northward.' How would a creature limited to two dimensions be able to grasp the possibility of a third? Edwin A. Abbott's droll and delightful 'romance of many dimensions' explores this conundrum in the experiences of his protagonist, A Square, whose linear world is invaded by an emissary Sphere bringing the gospel of the third dimension on the eve of the new millennium. Part geometry lesson, part social satire, this classic work of science fiction brilliantly succeeds in enlarging all readers' imaginations beyond the limits of our 'respective dimensional prejudices'. In a world where class is determined by how many sides you possess, and women are straight lines, the prospects for enlightenment are boundless, and Abbott's hypotheses about a fourth and higher dimensions seem startlingly relevant today. This new edition of Flatland illuminates the social and intellectual context that produced the work as well as the timeless questions that it raises about the limits of our perception and knowledge. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Abbott Analogy angles appear Art of Sight Behold Charles Howard Hinton Chief Circle Chromatistes Circular City of London Colour Revolt Configuration creature Cube dimensional divine Dodecagon Edwin Abbott Abbott Equilateral Euclidean geometry existence feel Female Figure Flatland Fourth Dimension Geometry Grandson Gulliver’s Travels hearing Hermann Minkowski Hexagon higher dimensions human hundred sides imagination infer inside intellectual Irregular Isosceles King Land of Three Lineland look Lord Lordship Male mathematical mathematician means motion moving Northward once one’s Oxford Pentagon perfect Perimeter Plane Pointland Polygon Priests readers reality reﬂection Regular replied School Science scientific sense of sight Sight Recognition social Solid Space Spaceland Sphere Square Square’s St John’s College Straight Line Stranger suppose terminal Points theory things Third Dimension thou Three Dimensions three inches Tradesman Triangle triﬂed truth Universal Colour Bill Upward Victorian vision voice whole Wife Woman Women words