• FICTION

Flatland

A Romance of Many Dimensions
Author: Edwin Abbott Abbott
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: FICTION
Page: 102
View: 7861
Considered both a satire and a science fiction novella, Abbott's Flatland experiments with the idea of various dimensions in time and space.


    • Science

Mr Tompkins in Paperback


Author: George Gamow
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110739452X
Category: Science
Page: N.A
View: 1975
Since his first appearance over sixty years ago, Mr Tompkins has become known and loved by many thousands of readers as the bank clerk whose fantastic dreams and adventures lead him into a world inside the atom. George Gamow's classic provides a delightful explanation of the central concepts in modern physics, from atomic structure to relativity, and quantum theory to fusion and fission. Roger Penrose's foreword introduces Mr Tompkins to a new generation of readers and reviews his adventures in light of recent developments in physics.

    • Fiction

Spaceland

A Novel of the Fourth Dimension
Author: Rudy Rucker
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 9781429980074
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
View: 1276
Joe Cube is a Silicon Valley hotshot--well, a would-be hotshot anyway--hoping that the 3-D TV project he's managing will lead to the big money IPO he's always dreamed of. On New Year's Eve, hoping to impress his wife, he sneaks home the prototype. It brings no new warmth to their cooling relationship, but it does attract someone else's attention. When Joe sees a set of lips talking to him (floating in midair) and feels the poke of a disembodied finger (inside him), it's not because of the champagne he's drunk. He has just met Momo, a woman from the All, a world of four spatial dimensions for whom our narrow world, which she calls Spaceland, is something like a rug, but one filled with motion and life. Momo has a business proposition for Joe, an offer she won't let him refuse. The upside potential becomes much clearer to him once she helps him grow a new eye (on a stalk) that can see in the fourth-dimensional directions, and he agrees. After that it's a wild ride through a million-dollar night in Las Vegas, a budding addiction to tasty purple 4-D food, a failing marriage, eye-popping excursions into the All, and encounters with Momo's foes, rubbery red critters who steal money, offer sage advice and sometimes messily explode. Joe is having the time of his life, until Momo's scheme turns out to have angles he couldn't have imagined. Suddenly the fate of all life here in Spaceland is at stake. Rudy Rucker is a past master at turning mathematical concepts into rollicking science fiction adventure, from Spacetime Donuts and White Light to The Hacker and the Ants. In the tradition of Edwin A. Abbott's classic novel, Flatland, Rucker gives us a tour of higher mathematics and visionary realities. Spaceland is Flatland on hyperdrive! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Flatland, See Flatland


Author: Yvan Martinez,Joshua Trees,Dante Carlos
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0957350929
Category:
Page: 214
View: 7469
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'.

Flatterland

Like Flatland, Only More So
Author: Ian Stewart
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458716546
Category:
Page: 464
View: 4263
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, Flatter land 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.

    • Religion

Daily Devotions for Writers


Author: Patricia Lorenz,Writing Academy
Publisher: Infinity Pub
ISBN: 9780741445940
Category: Religion
Page: 410
View: 2369
Daily Devotions for Writers provides 366 true stories about the highs, lows, struggles, and joys of writing. This daily pick-me-up is a must-have for those who write professionally, for themselves, or for their families. The page-a-day readings include a short prayer and an inspirational quote. Daily Devotions for Writers takes you by the hand every day and shares real-life experiences to keep you writing. This friendly guide makes a perfect gift for yourself?or any writer in your life!

    • Science

Geometry, Relativity and the Fourth Dimension


Author: Rudolf Rucker
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486140334
Category: Science
Page: 160
View: 8432
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.

    • Science

A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe

The Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art, and Science
Author: Michael S. Schneider
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062043161
Category: Science
Page: 384
View: 9544
The Universe May Be a Mystery, But It's No Secret Michael Schneider leads us on a spectacular, lavishly illustrated journey along the numbers one through ten to explore the mathematical principles made visible in flowers, shells, crystals, plants, and the human body, expressed in the symbolic language of folk sayings and fairy tales, myth and religion, art and architecture. This is a new view of mathematics, not the one we learned at school but a comprehensive guide to the patterns that recur through the universe and underlie human affairs. A Beginner's Guide to Constructing, the Universe shows you: Why cans, pizza, and manhole covers are round. Why one and two weren't considered numbers by the ancient Greeks. Why squares show up so often in goddess art and board games. What property makes the spiral the most widespread shape in nature, from embryos and hair curls to hurricanes and galaxies. How the human body shares the design of a bean plant and the solar system. How a snowflake is like Stonehenge, and a beehive like a calendar. How our ten fingers hold the secrets of both a lobster and a cathedral. And much more.

    • Mathematics

Taxicab Geometry

An Adventure in Non-Euclidean Geometry
Author: Eugene F. Krause
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048613606X
Category: Mathematics
Page: 96
View: 3620
Fascinating, accessible introduction to unusual mathematical system in which distance is not measured by straight lines. Illustrated topics include applications to urban geography and comparisons to Euclidean geometry. Selected answers to problems.

    • Literary Collections

Daring to Write

Contemporary Narratives by Dominican Women
Author: Erika M. Martinez
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820349267
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 240
View: 1900
With this new Latino literary collection Erika M. Martínez has brought together twenty-five engaging narratives written by Dominican women and women of Dominican descent living in the United States. The first volume of its kind, Daring to Write offers readers a wide array of works on a range of topics, including love and family, identity and belonging, immigration and the meaning of home. The resonant voices in this compilation reveal experiences that have been largely invisible until now. The volume opens with a foreword by Julia Alvarez and includes short stories, novel excerpts, memoirs, and personal essays and features work by established writers such as Angie Cruz and Nelly Rosario, alongside works by emerging writers. Narratives originally written in Spanish appear in English for the first time, translated by Achy Obejas. An important contribution to Latino/a studies, these writings will introduce readers to a new collection of rich literature. Contributors: Marivell Contreras, Kersy Corporan, Angie Cruz, Rhina P. Espaillat, Delta Eusebio, Noris Eusebio-Pol, Yalitza Ferreras, Carolina González, Farah Hallal, Ángela Hernández, Juleyka Lantigua-Williams, Ana-Maurine Lara, Erika M. Martínez, Miriam Mejía, Riamny Méndez, Jeannette Miller, Sheilly Núñez, Jina Ortiz, Sofia Quintero, Dulce María Reyes Bonilla, Lissette Rojas, Nelly Rosario, Ludin Santana, Leonor Suarez, and Sherezada (Chiqui) Vicioso

    • Historia de la medicina

An Introduction to the history of medicine


Author: Fielding Hudson Garrison
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Historia de la medicina
Page: 763
View: 5600

    • History

The Great Mathematicians

Unravelling the Mysteries of the Universe
Author: Raymond Flood,Robin Wilson
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
ISBN: 1848589484
Category: History
Page: N.A
View: 1319
In this book, you'll learn why Florence Nightingale introduced pie charts, how Lewis Carroll regarded Pythagoras, and why some infinities are larger than others. You'll also meet the mathematician who knew eight languages by the time he was 11, the one who was sent to jail for gambling and the one who published a lot yet never existed. Organised...

    • Science

Introducing Relativity

A Graphic Guide
Author: Bruce Bassett
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
ISBN: 1848317700
Category: Science
Page: 176
View: 3179
It is now more than a century since Einstein's theories of Special and General Relativity began to revolutionise our view of the universe. Beginning near the speed of light and proceeding to explorations of space-time and curved spaces, "Introducing Relativity" plots a visually accessible course through the thought experiments that have given shape to contemporary physics. Scientists from Newton to Hawking add their unique contributions to this story, as we encounter Einstein's astounding vision of gravity as the curvature of space-time and arrive at the breathtakingly beautiful field equations. Einstein's legacy is reviewed in the most advanced frontiers of physics today - black holes, gravitational waves, the accelerating universe and string theory. This is a superlative, fascinating graphic account of Einstein's strange world and how his legacy has been built upon since.

    • Body, Mind & Spirit

Seven Planes of Existence

The Philosophy Behind the ThetaHealing® Technique
Author: Vianna Stibal
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 1781805768
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 272
View: 4868
First developed twenty years ago by Vianna Stibal, ThetaHealing is essentially applied quantum physics. Using a theta brain wave, which until now was believed to be accessible only in deep sleep or yogi-level meditation, the practitioner is able to connect with the energy of All That Is – the energy in everything – to witness healings of the physical body, and to identify and change limiting beliefs. This book is for those who have already started to experience the magic of this energy healing modality, and wish to deepen their understanding of the Seven Planes of Existence – the philosophy behind the creation of ThetaHealing. Vianna presents exciting new information to help you take your skill with this work to the next level, and brings the reader into dimensions that she believes to be the beginnings of life itself, on a journey that leads outward, past the universe, to transform beliefs, showing that with a theta state of mind it is possible to connect to a Divine Energy before it becomes anything in this universe.

    • Literature

They asked for a paper

papers and addresses
Author: Clive Staples Lewis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literature
Page: 210
View: 2819

    • Body, Mind & Spirit

Dreamgates

Exploring the Worlds of Soul, Imagination, and Life Beyond Death
Author: Robert Moss
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1577318927
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 416
View: 1220
A world-renowned authority on the history, uses, and power of dreaming, Robert Moss guides neophyte and experienced adventurers alike to open their own dreamgates. Through these gates await otherwise inaccessible realms of reality as well as soul remembering — the “recovering of knowledge that belonged to us before we came into this life experience.” Exercises, meditations, and the mesmerizing tales of fellow dream travelers outline Moss’s Active Dreaming technique, a kind of shamanic soul-flight that offers “frequent flyers” a passport between worlds. In this world beyond physical reality, Moss points to wellsprings of healing, creativity, and insight. As readers move into these different ways of seeing and knowing, they may also communicate with spiritual guides and departed loved ones in ways that transform their everyday lives.

    • Mathematics

Mathematics for the Physical Sciences


Author: Leslie Copley
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 311040947X
Category: Mathematics
Page: 446
View: 7281
Introduction to and use of complex analysis and algebraic techniques to understand the solution of boundary value problems. Physics examples serve to introduce the fundamental partial differential equations and “special functions” of mathematical physics. A thorough analysis of Green’s functions leads to a discussion of integral equations. Supplementary topics include dispersion relations and rational function approximation.

    • History

Roman Gaul and Germany


Author: Anthony King
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520069893
Category: History
Page: 240
View: 828
Looks at Roman ruins in France and Germany, including recent finds, and describes what life was like under the reign of the Roman Empire

    • History

Graffiti in Antiquity


Author: Peter Keegan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317591267
Category: History
Page: 348
View: 1079
Ancient graffiti - hundreds of thousands of informal, ephemeral texts spanning millennia - offer a patchwork of fragmentary conversations in a variety of languages spread across the Mediterranean world. Cut, painted, inked or traced in charcoal, the surviving graffiti present a layer of lived experience in the ancient world unavailable from other sources. Graffiti in Antiquity reveals how and why the inhabitants of Greece and Rome - men and women and free and enslaved - formulated written and visual messages about themselves and the world around them as graffiti. The sources - drawn from 800 BCE to 600 CE - are examined both within their individual historical, cultural and archaeological contexts and thematically, allowing for an exploration of social identity in the urban society of the ancient world. An analysis of one of the most lively and engaged forms of personal communication and protest, Graffiti in Antiquity introduces a new way of reading sociocultural relationships among ordinary people living in the ancient world.