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Flatland An Edition with Notes and Commentary

ISBN-10: 0521759943
ISBN-13: 9780521759946
Edition: 2009
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Book details

List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/27/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 306
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Thomas Banchoff is Director of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and Professor in the Department of Government and School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He is the author of The German Problem Transformed: Institutions, Politics, and Foreign Policy, 1945-1995 , editor of Religious Pluralism, Globalization, and World Politics and Democracy and the New Religious Pluralism , and coeditor of Religion and the Global Politics of Human Rights and Legitimacy and the European Union: The Contested Polity .

Edwin A. Abbott was born December 20, 1838. He attended City of London School and Cambridge, where he was an honor student in the classics. Following the career path of his father, Abbott was ordained an Anglican minister. Later he rejected a career as a clergyman and at the age of twenty-six, he returned to City of London School as Headmaster, a position he held for twenty-five years. Always curious about views from varying perspectives, he promoted a liberal attitude toward people of differing backgrounds. As president of the Teachers Training Society, for example, he lobbied for access to university education for women. He resigned as Headmaster at age fifty-three in protest of proposed changes to the mission of the school. Abbott wrote more than fifty books on widely different topics. He had published two series of his sermons while at Cambridge, a book on Shakespearean grammar, and accounts of his efforts to admit women to higher education. His most notable work is Flatland, written in 1884. Flatland is still widely read by both mathematicians and science-fiction readers because of its portrayal of the idea of higher dimensions. The narrator, a two-dimensional square called A Square happens into a three-dimensional world where he gains a wider vision into objects in his two-dimensional home. The book was a favorite with C. S. Lewis. Abbott died on October 12, 1926.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Flatland with Notes and Commentary
This World
Of the Nature of Flatland
Of the Climate and Houses in Flatland
Concerning the Inhabitants of Flatland
Concerning the Women
Of our Methods of 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 Sedation
Concerning our Priests
Of the Doctrine of our Priests
Other Worlds
How I had a Vision of Lineland
How in my Vision I endeavoured 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
Continued Notes
Critical Reaction to Flatland
The Life and Work of Edwin Abbott Abbott
Recommended Reading
References
Index of Defined Words
Index

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