Dot and the Line A Romance in Lower Mathematics

ISBN-10: 1587170663
ISBN-13: 9781587170669
Edition: 2001
Authors: Norton Juster
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Description: Once upon a time there was a sensible straight line who was hopelessly in love with a beautiful dot. But the dot, though perfect in every way, only had eyes for a wild and unkempt squiggle. All of the line's romantic dreams were in vain, until he  More...

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Book details

List price: $9.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 12/1/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 80
Size: 5.50" wide x 6.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Once upon a time there was a sensible straight line who was hopelessly in love with a beautiful dot. But the dot, though perfect in every way, only had eyes for a wild and unkempt squiggle. All of the line's romantic dreams were in vain, until he discovered . . . angles! Now, with newfound self-expression, he can be anything he wants to be--a square, a triangle, a parallelogram. . . . And that's just the beginning! First published in 1963 and made into an Academy Award-winning animated short film, here is a supremely witty love story with a twist that reveals profound truths about relationships--both human and mathematical--sure to tickle lovers of all ages.

Norton Juster was born in New York State in 1929 and grew up (carefully) in Brooklyn, studied architecture at the University of Pennsylvania and spent a year in Liverpool on a Fulbright Scholarship. After spending three years in the US Navy, he practiced architecture in New York and Massachusetts before teaching architecture and planning. His work includes The Dot and the Line, which was made into an animated film, and a musical adaptation of The Phantom Tollbooth.

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