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Fourth Dimension Simply Explained

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Fourth Dimension Simply Explained by Henry Parker Manning is a fascinating exploration of the concept of the fourth dimension. Manning breaks down complex mathematical and scientific theories into easy-to-understand language, making this book accessible for readers of all levels.

The book delves into the history of the study of dimensions, from ancient civilizations to modern mathematicians. Manning uses vivid examples and illustrations to help readers grasp the abstract concept of the fourth dimension and its implications for our understanding of space and time.

One of the most impressive aspects of Fourth Dimension Simply Explained is Manning's ability to make abstract concepts understandable and relatable. He encourages readers to think outside the box and consider alternative realities beyond our three-dimensional world.

Overall, Fourth Dimension Simply Explained is a thought-provoking and educational read that will challenge readers to expand their understanding of the universe. Manning's clear and concise writing style, combined with his passion for the subject, makes this book a must-read for anyone interested in exploring the mysteries of the fourth dimension.

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In January 1909 a friend of the Scientific American paid the sum of 500$ which was to be awarded as a prize for the best popular explanation of the Fourth Dimension. The object being to set forth in an essay not longer than 2500 words the meaning of the term so that the lay reader could understand it. 245 essays were submitted, the 500$ prize was awarded to Lieut.-Col. Graham Denby Fitch, Corps of Engineers, USA, and the essay was published in the Scientific American of July 3rd 1909.

Despite the character of the subject, extraordinary interest was manifested in the contest. Competitive essays were received from almost every civilized country. Because of this unexpected interest in the subject, it has seemed advisable to preserve a few of the essays which were submitted. Prof. Henry P. Manning has chosen essays which lend themselves best for the purpose of a popular book on the Fourth Dimension, in other words, those which present the subject from as many different points of view as possible.

This book contains 22 of the submitted essays, starting with the prizewinning one, followed by three that received an honorable mention. .

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