The Resource Flatland, Edwin A. Abbott, (ebook)

Flatland, Edwin A. Abbott, (ebook)

Label
Flatland
Title
Flatland
Statement of responsibility
Edwin A. Abbott
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Language
eng
Summary
As a satire, 'Flatland' offered pointed observations on the social hierarchy of Victorian culture. However, the novella's more enduring contribution is its examination of dimensions: Noted science writer Isaac Asimov described 'Flatland' as "The best introduction one can find into the manner of perceiving dimensions." As such, the novella is still popular amongst mathematics, physics and computer science students. The story is about a two-dimensional world referred to as Flatland. The unnamed narrator, a humble square (the social caste of gentlemen and professionals), guides us through some of the implications of life in two dimensions. The Square has a dream about a visit to a one-dimensional world (Lineland), and 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
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1838-1926
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Abbott, Edwin Abbott
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Target audience
adult
Label
Flatland, Edwin A. Abbott, (ebook)
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Isbn
9781515400004
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11532501
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remote
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MWT11532501
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Flatland, Edwin A. Abbott, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781515400004
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11532501
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11532501
System control number
MWT11532501
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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