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Lesson Plans

Lewis Carroll; MC Escher (Re: Fourth Spatial Dimension)

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John Bibby, QED of York, York, England (qed)
Sun, 5 Oct 1997 23:21:56 +0000

On 4 Oct 97 at 8:57, Gerald Von Korff wrote:
> This recalls to mind a small book that my eldest son loved,
> Flatland, which explores the idea of a two-dimensional world. I
> believe the author wrote another book exploring different
> dimensional hypotheses, but I can't recall if it was four
> dimensions, or spherical coordinates.

Edward Abbott's "Flatland" has recently been reprinted by Dover and
is available for just $1 from your local bookstore (or from us for $5
incl. postage).

Martin Gardner develops the idea in his recently-published "Planiverse" (Springer: Last
Recreations: Copernicus; 16 pounds or 29 dollars inc. postage).

We shall be picking up some of these ideas in "FunMaths 1998" which
relates mathematical visualisation and dimensionality to the work of
Lewis Carroll and MC Escher (available soon: $10 inc postage)

(Incidentally, Abbott's school in London has just unearthed
a history including lot about Abbott - a insightful and foresightful

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