Romance of Many Dimensions
Author: Edwin Abbott Abbott
Category: Fourth dimension
View: 648In 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.
A Romance of Many Dimensions
Author: Edwin A. Abbott
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
View: 493In this work about a land of two dimensions we have at once social satire, as pointed today as when it was written, and insights into theoretical science. The author, posing as a square inhabitant of Flatland, first describes his country. Then he tells of his visions of Lineland and Pointland, his trip to Spaceland, and his fate when he preaches the Third dimension in Flatland.
Author: Abbott E.
Publisher: Рипол Классик
View: 7591«Флатландия» - шедевр научной фантастики и в то же время увлекательная сатира, продолжающая интересовать читателей на протяжении более ста лет. Произведение британского писателя Эдвина Э. Эбботта описывает путешествие математика Квадрата, обитателя Флатландии – двухмерного мира, где женщины представляют собой прямые линии, а мужчины могут иметь несколько сторон, в зависимости от социального статуса. Ряд необычных событий и странных снов приводит Квадрата к пониманию, что мир не ограничивается одним единственным измерением, которое мы способны постичь. Но как донести это откровение до остальных? Читайте зарубежную литературу в оригинале!
Author: Edwin Abbott
Publisher: Broadview Press
View: 9126Flatland (1884) is an influential mathematical fantasy that simultaneously provides an introduction to non-Euclidean geometry and a satire on the Victorian class structure, issues of science and faith, and the role of women. A classic of early science fiction, the novel takes place in a world of two dimensions where all the characters are geometric shapes. The narrator, A Square, is a naïve, respectable citizen who is faced with proof of the existence of three dimensions when he is visited by a sphere and is forced to see the limitations of his world. The introduction to this Broadview Edition provides context for the book’s references to Victorian culture and religion, mathematical history, and the history of philosophy. The appendices contain contemporary reviews; extracts from the work of fellow mathematical fantasy writer/mathematician Charles Hinton; Hermann von Helmboltz’s “The Axioms of Geometry” (1870); and autobiographical passages from Abbott’s The Kernel and the Husk (1886).
Author: Yvan Martinez,Joshua Trees,Dante Carlos
View: 1023Flatland, see Flatlandblends three genres - the annotated novel, the parallel novel and the reimagined classic - into a fantastical editionof the 1884 science fiction novellaFlatland: A Romance of Many Dimensionsby Edward Abbott Abbott. Twelve designers collaborated to produce areading experience that is both idiosyncratic and systematic. Abbott's original text is juxtaposed with graphic intrusions, marginalia andsubplots guaranteed to engage readers of all dimensions 'throughout the universe, in perpetuity'.
Author: R. Yarbrough
View: 8131Bip's mother told him to stay away from Lilith, a local black "witch" who also provides the dry county with alcohol. That mystery is all Bip needs as impetus to seek her out. Set in a small, West Texas town, racial differences, a murder, and rites of passage thread Bip through the rough skin of the community. Richly comic and laugh out loud funny, the characters of the community stumble through racial incongruities that have slept too long to discern the fact that we are all human-whether we act that way or not.
Author: Abbott Edwin Abbott
Publisher: Book Jungle
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
View: 9651To The Inhabitants of Space in General And H. C. IN Particular This Work is Dedicated By a Humble Native of Flatland In the Hope that Even as he was Initiated into the Mysteries Of Three Dimensions Having been previously conversant With Only Two So the Citizens of that Celestial Region
A Popular History of Appalacian Migration to Northeast Ohio, 1940-1965
Author: Carl E. Feather
Publisher: Ohio University Press
View: 7248In the early 1940s, $10 bought a bus ticket from Appalachia to a better job and promise of prosperity in the flatlands of northeast Ohio. A mountaineer with a strong back and will to work could find a job within twenty-four hours of arrival. But the cost of a bus ticket was more than a week's wages in a lumber camp, and the mountaineer paid dearly in loss of kin, culture, homeplace, and freedom. Numerous scholarly works have addressed this migration that brought more than one million mountaineers to Ohio alone. But Mountain People in a Flat Land is the first popular history of Appalachian migration to one community -- Ashtabula County, an industrial center in the fabled "best location in the nation." These migrants share their stories of life in Appalachia before coming north. There are tales of making moonshine, colorful family members, home remedies harvested from the wild, and life in coal company towns and lumber camps. The mountaineers explain why, despite the beauty of the mountains and the deep kinship roots, they had to leave Appalachia. Stories of their hardships, cultural clashes, assimilation, and ultimate successes in the flatland provide a moving look at an often stereotyped people.
Author: Sharon E. De Rosa
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 5726Have you been looking for an action packed book with mystery and intrigue. Well sorry; this isn't the book to read for that genre. I haven't murdered anyone lately or been hunted by cannibals on my journey through life. I did have a surprise encounter with Bill Clinton and he touched my hand. That's as far as I allowed him to get when he landed at our localairport. I have had other confrontations and lived an interesting life intertwined with wild breathtakingly funny events. I do embellish a bit to entertain others. My tales will acquaint you to the difficult task of getting older, learning technology, and vacationing with adult kidsand their family. I have shared a few sad events as well. I tell my tales with cantor as I deal with hearing, eyes, and legs that are going downhill quicker than a mud slide. Travel with me on my road through life and some of my rants on the way.
A Romance of Many Dimensions
Author: Abbott Edwin Abbott
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
View: 6163This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
Author: Edwin A. Abbott
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
View: 7543A century-old classic of British letters that charmed and fascinated generations of readers with its witty satire of Victorian society and its unique insights, by analogy, into the fourth dimension.
Author: Wolfgang Ruttkowski
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
View: 2796Scholarly Essay from the year 1991 in the subject Philosophy - Practical (Ethics, Aesthetics, Culture, Nature, Right, ...), grade: keine, Kyoto Sangyo University (German Department), language: English, comment: In Acta Humanistica XX/2 (Kyoto, March 1991)., abstract: Einstein's universe is needed to explain many observations of space science. In the same way, Flatland can only be fully understood from the perspective of Spaceland; Lineland can only be explained from the perspective of Flatland, etc. The inhabitants of each of these "dimensional worlds" cannot physically transcend their own world and, therefore, cannot visualize the next higher world. However, if they want to explain their own world, they need to do this from the perspective of the next higher one. This is what some types of religion and philosophy have been trying to do for millenia and what science is attempting today. (First presented at Tetsugakkai, Bukkyo Daigaku, Kyoto, 1991/2/6)