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Flatterland By Ian Stewart

Flatterland
by Ian Stewart

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The brilliant "sequel" to one of the all-time classics of popular mathematics.
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Flatterland Summary


Flatterland by Ian Stewart

In 1884, Edwin A. Abbott published a brilliant novel about mathematics and philosophy that charmed and fascinated all of England. As both a witty satire of Victorian society and a means by which to explore the fourth dimension, Flatland remains a tour de force.

Now, British mathematician and accomplished science writer Ian Stewart has written a fascinating, modern sequel to Abbott's book. 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 most exciting book I have read this year...truly amazing." A.S. Byatt, Daily Telegraph

"A book in which the hard science is as gripping as the fiction" The Times

"A provocative, ambitious, and enjoyable attempt to ask and answer some of the most interesting Big Questions of modern science..." New Scientist

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Flatterland Reviews


"The most exciting book I have read this year...truly amazing." A.S. Byatt, Daily Telegraph "A book in which the hard science is as gripping as the fiction" The Times "A provocative, ambitious, and enjoyable attempt to ask and answer some of the most interesting Big Questions of modern science..." New Scientist

About Ian Stewart


Ian Stewart is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick, where he is Director of the Mathematics Awareness Center. Author of more than sixty books, Stewart was awarded the Royal Society's Michael Faraday Medal for furthering the public understanding of science, and he delivered the prestigious Royal Institution Christmas Lectures in 1997. He also writes science fiction and contributes to a wide range of newspapers and magazines in the U.K., Europe, and the United States.

Additional information

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Flatterland by Ian Stewart
Ian Stewart
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2003-03-07
320
0330393774
9780330393775
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