Unless you're a mathematician, the chances of you reading any novels about geometry are probably slender.
But if you read only two in your life, these are the ones.
Taken together, they form a couple of accessible and charming explanations of geometry and physics for the curious non-mathematician.
Flatland, which is also available under separate cover, was published in 1880 and imagines a two-dimensional world inhabited by sentient geometric shapes who think their planar world is all there is.
But one Flatlander, a Square, discovers the existence of a third dimension and the limits of his world's assumptions about reality and comes to understand the confusing problem of higher dimensions.
The book is also quite a funny satire on society and class distinctions of Victorian England.
The further mathematical fantasy, Sphereland, published 60 years later, revisits the world of Flatland in time to explore the mind-bending theories created by Albert Einstein, whose work so completely altered the scientific understanding of space, time, and matter.
For more information about the title Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Dover Thrift Editions), read the full description at Amazon.com, or see the following related books:
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