Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
Release Date : 2010-10-08
ISBN 13 : 1458716546
Total Pages : 466 pages
Rating : 4.5/5 (871 users downloads)
Last Book Review Flatterland by Ian Stewart :
Download or read book Flatterland written by Ian Stewart and published by ReadHowYouWant.com. This book was released on 2010-10-08 with total page 466 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.