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Flatterland: Like Flatland, Only More So


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First there was Edwin A. Abbott's remarkable Flatland, published in 1884, and one of the all-time classics of popular mathematics. Now, from mathematician and accomplished science writer Ian Stewart, comes what Nature calls "a superb sequel." Through larger-than-life characters and an inspired story line, Flatterland explores our present understanding of the shape and origins of the universe, the nature of space, time, and matter, as well as modern geometries and their applications. The journey begins when our heroine, Victoria Line, comes upon her great-great-grandfather A. Square's diary, hidden in the attic. The writings help her to contact the Space Hopper, who tempts her away from her home and family in Flatland and becomes her guide and mentor through ten dimensions. In the tradition of Alice in Wonderland and The Phantom Toll Booth, this magnificent investigation into the nature of reality is destined to become a modern classic.

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Edwin Abott Abott's 1884 Flatland instantly became a classic of popular science and has not been out of print since. Contributing to a long line of sequels, Stewart (mathematics, U. of Warwick) tells of the narrator A. Square's great-great-granddaughter Vikky in a society rather like Britain and the US in the early 1960s, though with the Internet thrown in.
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The brilliant "sequel" to one of the all-time classics of popular mathematics

About the Author

Ian Stewart is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick and is well known for his writing and broadcasting about mathematics for nonspecialists. He has written over 140 research papers on such subjects as symmetry in dynamics, pattern formation, chaos, and mathematical biology, as well as numerous popular books, including Letters to a Young Mathematician, Does God Play Dice?, What Shape Is a Snowflake?, Natures Numbers, The Annotated Flatland, and Flatterland. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2001. He lives in Coventry, England.

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Stewart, Ian
Basic Books (AZ)
Cambridge, Mass.
Science fiction
General science
Science Reference-General
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Publication Date:
April 2002
8.25 x 5.5 in 11 oz

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