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Abbott, Edwin Abbott, 1838-1926
Flatland / by Edwin A. Abbott ; an edition with notes and commentary by William F. Lindgren, Thomas F. Banchoff
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press ; Washington, DC : Mathematical Association of America, c2010
book jacket
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 4th Floor  QA699 .A13 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Fourth dimension
Physical Description ix, 294 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-276) and indexes
Contents Of the nature of flatland -- Of the climate and houses in flatland -- Concerning the inhabitants of flatland -- Concerning the women -- Of our methods in recognizing one another -- Of recognition by sight -- Concerning irregular figures -- Of the ancient practice of painting -- Of the universal colour bill -- Of the suppression of the chromatic sedition -- Concerning our priests -- Of the doctrine of our priests -- How I had a vision of lineland -- How I in my vision i endeavored to explain the nature of Flatland, but could not -- Concerning a stranger from spaceland -- How the stranger vainly endeavoured to reveal to me in words the mysteries of spaceland -- How the sphere, having in vain tried words, resorted to deeds -- How I came to spaceland and what I saw there -- How, though the sphere showed me other mysteries of Spaceland, I still desired more; and what came of it -- How the sphere encouraged me in a vision -- How I tried to teach the theory of three dimensions to my grandson, and with what success -- How I then tried to diffuse the theory of three dimensions by other means, and of the result -- Epilogue by the editor
Series MAA spectrum
Alternate Author Lindgren, William F
Banchoff, Thomas

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