«Chiamo il nostro mondo Flatlandia», così inizia il resoconto del viaggio in uno straordinario mondo a Due Dimensioni.
A guidare il lettore in un questa dimensione – che dobbiamo immaginare come un enorme foglio di carta in cui Linee Rette, Triangoli, Pentagoni e altre figure si muovono liberamente – è un Quadrato.
Da più di cento anni Flatlandia, con la sua creatività e fantasia, suggestiona e affascina l’immaginazione dei lettori di tutto il mondo tesi nella speranza che alla fine, con il Quadrato, saranno iniziati ai misteri e alle libertà delle infinite dimensioni dell’Universo.
- ISBN: 8833931803
- Casa Editrice: Bollati Boringhieri
- Pagine: 235
When you read this book, keep two things in mind. First, it was written back in 1880, when relativity had not yet been invented, when quantum theory was not yet discovered, when only a handful of mathematicians had the courage (yet) to challenge Euclid and imagine curved space geometries and geometr Leggi tutto
Take a classically styled , 19th century satire about Victorian social mores …dress it up in dimensional geometry involving anthropomorphized shapes (e.g., lines, squares, cubes, etc.)…bathe it in the sweet, scented waters of social commentary …and wrap it all around humble , open-minded Square as prota Leggi tutto
حجمستان یادداشتی بر داستان «پختستان» نوشتۀ ادوین ابوت معرفیادوین ابوت رمان پختستان را در سال ۱۸۸۴ در انگلستان دوران ویکتوریا منتشر کرد: دوران نظام اجتماعی و اخلاقی خشک، و ازلیابدی.رمان از دو فصل تشکیل شده: در فصل اول راوی که مربعی از اهالی پختستان است سرزمین دو بعدی خود را توصیف میکند، شکل و شمایل ه Leggi tutto
A curious little novella about a man a two-dimensional world thinking literally out of the box. First he explains his world in which the angles you have the higher social status you have in Flatland - Circles being the highest rank. He meets someone from Lineland (one-dimensional) who is incapable o Leggi tutto
When it comes to genre this book is in its own: let me call it satirical math. It anybody can come up with a better term, I am opened to suggestions. The story takes part in a flat country (universe?) where everything has only width and height - in other words, in a flat surface, like a picture. All Leggi tutto
This book should not be read in hopes of finding an entertaining story. As a novel, it's terrible. It's plot (if you can call it that) is simple and contrived. But, it wasn't written as a novel. Flatland is a mathematical essay, meant to explain a point: that higher dimensions (more than length, dept Leggi tutto
I give it an extra star for it's originality, it's uniqueness. The concept was genius, Abbott was probably a math genius himself. However, as a work of literature it does not hold up well. It has a shadowy similarity to Gulliver's Travels , but falls well short of that Swift classic.
This was one crazy, opium fuelled, brilliant book about geometry and different dimensions and I am going to explain it the best way I can but Edwin A Abbott does it so much better. Here is a story of Square who is a square and lives in a two dimensional world of geometrical figures. The first part of Leggi tutto
“I used to be a renegade, I used to fool around But I couldn't take the punishment and had to settle down Now I'm playing it real straight, and yes, I cut my hair You might think I'm crazy, but I don't even care Because I can tell what's going onIt's hip to be square” Huey Lewis And The News - Hip To Leggi tutto
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions, Edwin A. Abbott Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is a satirical novella by the English schoolmaster Edwin Abbott, first published in 1884 by Seeley & Co. of London. Written pseudonymously by "A Square", the book used the fictional two-dimensional world of Leggi tutto
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