The Resource Flatland

Flatland

Label
Flatland
Title
Flatland
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Subject
Summary
A "romance in many dimensions" that has fascinated generations of readers with its clever blend of social satire and mathematical theoryA Penguin Classic A work that continues to pose provocative questions about perception and reality, Flatland is a brilliant parody of Victorian society where all existence is limited to length and breadth—its inhabitants unable even to imagine a third dimension. The amiable narrator, A Square, provides an overview of this fantastic world—its physics and metaphysics, its history, customs and religious beliefs. But when a strange visitor mysteriously appears and transports the incredulous Flatlander to the Land of Three Dimensions, his world view is forever shattered. Written more than a century ago, Flatland conceals within its brilliant parody of Victorian society speculations about the universe that resonate in Einstein's theory of relativity as well as the current "string-theory" of nature.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators
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  • Abbott, Edwin A
  • Lightman, Alan
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Classic Literature
  • Fiction
Label
Flatland
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:71cd9d3b-f34b-4a73-8146-803dc154ad16
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781101212943
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Flatland
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:71cd9d3b-f34b-4a73-8146-803dc154ad16
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781101212943
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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