Paperback. Pub. Date: 2008 08 Pages: 272 in Publisher: Basic Books This is a wonderful new version of a withmathematics classic with commentary by renowned science writer Ian Stewart Published in 1884 by the English Clergyman Edwin AA Abbott Flatland is a unique and delightful satire. The fanciful tale of a two-dimensional being who is whisked away by a mysterious visitor to The Land of Three Dimensions.
Flatland, Edwin Abbott's story of a two-dimensional universe, as told by one of its inhabitants who is introduced to the mysteries of three-dimensional space, has enjoyed an enduring popularity from the time of its publication in 1884. This fully annotated edition enables the modern-day reader to understand and appreciate the many 'dimensions' of this classic satire.
This Workman Classic Schoolbooks edition contains: * Background/Introduction * Biography * Footnotes * Vocabulary and Comprehension/Extension questions after each chapter * Discussion Questions suitable for students or book clubs * Extension activities Flatland was first published in 1884 and is a unique combination of satirical comment on Victorian society and mathematical exploration of geometry and the first through fourth dimensions.