Flatland: a Romance of Many Dimensions

  title={Flatland: a Romance of Many Dimensions},
  author={Robert Tucker},
WE live in an age of adventure. Men are ready to join in expeditions to the North Pole or to the interior of the African continent, yet we will venture to say that the work before us describes a vast plain as yet untrodden by any Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and teeming with a population of which no example has figured in any of our shows. A few years ago a distinguished mathematician published some speculations on the existence of a book-worm “cabin'd, cribb'd, confin'd” within… Expand
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  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of evolutionary biology
  • 2007
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