The Annotated Flatland

The Annotated Flatland Author Ian Stewart
ISBN-10 9780786721832
Release 2008-07-31
Pages 272
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Flatland is a unique, delightful satire that has charmed readers for over a century. Published in 1884 by the English clergyman and headmaster Edwin A. Abbott, it is the fanciful tale of A. Square, a two-dimensional being who is whisked away by a mysterious visitor to The Land of Three Dimensions, an experience that forever alters his worldview. Like the original, Ian Stewart's commentary takes readers on a strange and wonderful journey. With clarity and wit, Stewart illuminates Abbott's numerous Victorian references and touches on such diverse topics as ancient Babylon, Karl Marx, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Mt. Everest, H.G. Wells, and phrenology. The Annotated Flatland makes fascinating connections between Flatland and Abbott's era, resulting in a classic to rival Abbott's own, and a book that will inspire and delight curious readers for generations to come.


Flatterland Author Ian Stewart
ISBN-10 9780786723287
Release 2008-08-01
Pages 320
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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.


Flatland Author Edwin A. Abbott
ISBN-10 9780191604805
Release 2006-07-13
Pages 176
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'Upward, yet not Northward.' How would a creature limited to two dimensions be able to grasp the possibility of a third? Edwin A. Abbott's droll and delightful 'romance of many dimensions' explores this conundrum in the experiences of his protagonist, A Square, whose linear world is invaded by an emissary Sphere bringing the gospel of the third dimension on the eve of the new millennium. Part geometry lesson, part social satire, this classic work of science fiction brilliantly succeeds in enlarging all readers' imaginations beyond the limits of our 'respective dimensional prejudices'. In a world where class is determined by how many sides you possess, and women are straight lines, the prospects for enlightenment are boundless, and Abbott's hypotheses about a fourth and higher dimensions seem startlingly relevant today. This new edition of Flatland illuminates the social and intellectual context that produced the work as well as the timeless questions that it raises about the limits of our perception and knowledge. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Flatland See Flatland

Flatland  See Flatland Author Yvan Martinez
ISBN-10 9780957350922
Release 2015-01-06
Pages 214
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Flatland, see Flatlandblends three genres - the annotated novel, the parallel novel and the reimagined classic - into a fantastical editionof the 1884 science fiction novellaFlatland: A Romance of Many Dimensionsby Edward Abbott Abbott. Twelve designers collaborated to produce areading experience that is both idiosyncratic and systematic. Abbott's original text is juxtaposed with graphic intrusions, marginalia andsubplots guaranteed to engage readers of all dimensions 'throughout the universe, in perpetuity'.


Ignorance Author Stuart Firestein
ISBN-10 9780199939336
Release 2012-04-23
Pages 208
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Knowledge is a big subject, says Stuart Firestein, but ignorance is a bigger one. And it is ignorance--not knowledge--that is the true engine of science. Most of us have a false impression of science as a surefire, deliberate, step-by-step method for finding things out and getting things done. In fact, says Firestein, more often than not, science is like looking for a black cat in a dark room, and there may not be a cat in the room. The process is more hit-or-miss than you might imagine, with much stumbling and groping after phantoms. But it is exactly this "not knowing," this puzzling over thorny questions or inexplicable data, that gets researchers into the lab early and keeps them there late, the thing that propels them, the very driving force of science. Firestein shows how scientists use ignorance to program their work, to identify what should be done, what the next steps are, and where they should concentrate their energies. And he includes a catalog of how scientists use ignorance, consciously or unconsciously--a remarkable range of approaches that includes looking for connections to other research, revisiting apparently settled questions, using small questions to get at big ones, and tackling a problem simply out of curiosity. The book concludes with four case histories--in cognitive psychology, theoretical physics, astronomy, and neuroscience--that provide a feel for the nuts and bolts of ignorance, the day-to-day battle that goes on in scientific laboratories and in scientific minds with questions that range from the quotidian to the profound. Turning the conventional idea about science on its head, Ignorance opens a new window on the true nature of research. It is a must-read for anyone curious about science.

MU Der Mathematikunterricht

MU  Der Mathematikunterricht Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015060913798
Release 2007
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MU Der Mathematikunterricht has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from MU Der Mathematikunterricht also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full MU Der Mathematikunterricht book for free.

Geometry Relativity and the Fourth Dimension

Geometry  Relativity and the Fourth Dimension Author Rudolf Rucker
ISBN-10 9780486140339
Release 2012-06-08
Pages 160
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Exposition of fourth dimension, concepts of relativity as Flatland characters continue adventures. Topics include curved space time as a higher dimension, special relativity, and shape of space-time. Includes 141 illustrations.

Hillbilly Elegie

Hillbilly Elegie Author J. D. Vance
ISBN-10 9783843715775
Release 2017-04-07
Pages 304
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Armut und Chaos, Resignation und Gewalt, Drogen und Alkohol: In diesem Teufelskreis befinden sich viele weiße Arbeiterfamilien in den USA – entfremdet von der politischen Führung, abgehängt vom Rest der Gesellschaft und damit anfällig für die einfachen Lösungen von Populisten. Früher konnten sich die „Hillbillys“, die weißen Fabrikarbeiter etwa aus Ohio oder Kentucky, erhoffen, kraft ihrer Arbeit zu bescheidenem Wohlstand zu kommen. Doch spätestens gegen Ende des 20sten Jahrhunderts zog der Niedergang der alten Industrien auch die Arbeiterfamilien in eine Abwärtsspirale, aus der die meisten bis heute keinen Ausweg finden. J. D. Vance ist es anhand der Geschichte seiner Familie wie keinem anderen gelungen, diese ausweglose Situation und die Krise einer ganzen Gesellschaft eindrücklich zu schildern. Sein Buch bewegte Millionen von Lesern in den USA und erklärt nicht zuletzt den Wahltriumph eines Donald Trump.

The Australian Mathematics Teacher

The Australian Mathematics Teacher Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015072603015
Release 2005
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The Australian Mathematics Teacher has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Australian Mathematics Teacher also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Australian Mathematics Teacher book for free.

Kaltbl tig

Kaltbl  tig Author Truman Capote
ISBN-10 9783036992341
Release 2013-06-26
Pages 544
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Im November 1959 wird in Holcomb, Kansas, die vierköpfige Familie Clutter brutal ermordet. Wenige Wochen später werden die Täter Dick Hickock und Perry Smith auf der Flucht geschnappt. Truman Capote erfährt aus der New York Times von dem Verbrechen und beschließt, am Tatort zu recherchieren. Er spricht mit Bekannten und Freunden der Familie, mit der Polizei. Schließlich erhält er Gelegenheit, mit den beiden Mördern zu reden. Mit der Zeit gelingt es ihm, so viel Nähe zu ihnen herzustellen, dass sie ihm präzise Innenansichten ihrer Seele erlauben. Fast sechs Jahre nach ihrer Tat begleitet er sie bis an den Galgen. Capotes herausragende Rekonstruktion eines Mordes wurde eine Sensation und begründete ein neues literarisches Genre: die "non-fiction novel", den Tatsachenroman. In einer atemberaubenden Sprache erzählt er, wie aus Menschen Mörder werden. Mit Kaltblütig landete Capote einen internationalen Bestseller.

Nature s Numbers

Nature s Numbers Author Ian Stewart
ISBN-10 9780786723928
Release 2008-08-04
Pages 176
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"It appears to us that the universe is structured in a deeply mathematical way. Falling bodies fall with predictable accelerations. Eclipses can be accurately forecast centuries in advance. Nuclear power plants generate electricity according to well-known formulas. But those examples are the tip of the iceberg. In Nature's Numbers, Ian Stewart presents many more, each charming in its own way.. Stewart admirably captures compelling and accessible mathematical ideas along with the pleasure of thinking of them. He writes with clarity and precision. Those who enjoy this sort of thing will love this book."—Los Angeles Times

Letters to a Young Mathematician

Letters to a Young Mathematician Author Ian Stewart
ISBN-10 9780465008414
Release 2007-08-01
Pages 224
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Mathematician Ian Stewart tells readers what he wishes he had known when he was a student. He takes up subjects ranging from the philosophical to the practical-what mathematics is and why it's worth doing, the relationship between logic and proof, the role of beauty in mathematical thinking, the future of mathematics, how to deal with the peculiarities of the mathematical community, and many others.

Mathematics Today

Mathematics Today Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015072631479
Release 2004
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Mathematics Today has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Mathematics Today also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Mathematics Today book for free.

The Poincar conjecture

The Poincar   conjecture Author Donal O'Shea
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105123275070
Release 2007
Pages 293
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A history of one of mathematics' most baffling conundrums looks at the century-old Poincar Conjecture, a fundamental principle of modern geometry, topology, and the possible shape of the universe, as well as efforts by generations of mathematicians to find a solution to the problem, for which the Clay Mathematics Institute is offering a million-dollar prize. 30,000 first printing.

Der scharlachrote Buchstabe

Der scharlachrote Buchstabe Author Nathaniel Hawthorne
ISBN-10 9782366686050
Release 2013-10-12
Pages 160
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Der Roman spielt im Boston des 17. Jahrhunderts. Puritanisches Denken und Leben prägt den Lebenswandel der Bevölkerung. Inmitten lebt Hester, deren Mann auf eigentümliche Weise verschwunden ist. Während seiner Abwesendheit wird sie schwanger und wird als Ehebrecherin Verurteilt. Noch in der Haft gebärt sie ihre Tochter Perle. Nach der Haftentlassung muss sie drei Stunden am Pranger stehen und als lebenslängliche Strafe den Buch scharlachroten Buchstaben "E" für "Ehebrecherin" tragen.

Delirium und Ekstase

Delirium und Ekstase Author Thomas Ballhausen
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105122500338
Release 2008
Pages 167
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The Mathematical Gazette

The Mathematical Gazette Author
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822036700185
Release 2007
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The Mathematical Gazette has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Mathematical Gazette also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Mathematical Gazette book for free.