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Flatterland : Like Flatland, Only More So - 01 edition

Flatterland : Like Flatland, Only More So (ISBN10: 073820675X; ISBN13: 9780738206752)
ISBN13: 978-0738206752
ISBN10: 073820675X

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0738204420
ISBN10: 0738204420

''Flatland, '' (1884) is one of the all-time classics of popular mathematics. Now, from science writer Ian Stewart, comes a superb sequel. Through larger-than-life characters and an inspired story line, ''Flatterland'' explores the present understanding of the shape and origins of the universe, as well as modern geometries and their applications. Illustrations.

Edition/Copyright: 01
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Perseus Press
Published: 05/28/2002
International: No



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Alex Camlin (Cover Design) Cambridge, MA 2002 Trade Paperback 1st Paperback Printing: March 2002 Like New Academic, Scholarly, Research. 8vo-over 7?"-9?" tall. 301 pp. An excellent, spotlessly clean ...show more copy! Clean, fresh, sharp, tight, essentially flawless copy with crisp pages, clean text, and very light shelf wear. Synopsis: In 1884, an amiably eccentric clergyman and literary scholar named Edwin Abbott Abbott published an odd philosophical novel called Flatland, in which he explored such things as four-dimensional mathematics and gently satirized some of the orthodoxies of his time. The book went on to be a bestseller in Victorian England, and it has remained in print ever since. With Flatterland, Ian Stewart, an amiable professor of mathematics at the University of Warwick, updates the science of Flatland, adding literally countless dimensions to Abbott's scheme of things ("Your world has not just four dimensions, " one of his characters proclaims, "but five, fifty, a million, or even an infinity of them! A ...show less
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