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In  January  1909  a friend  of  the  Scientific  American  paid  500$  to  be  awarded  as  a 

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prize  for  the  best  popular  explanation  of  the  4th  Dimension.  The  object  being  to  set 

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forth  in  an  essay  not  longer  than  2500  words  the  meaning  of  the  term  so  that  the  lay 

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reader  could  understand  it.  245  essays  were  submitted;  the  500$  prize  was 

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awarded  to  Lieut.-Col.  Fitch,  Corps  of  Engineers,  USA,  and  the  essay  was 

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published  in  the  Scientific  American  of  July  3rd  1909. 

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contest  and  essays  were  received  from  almost  every  civilized  country.  Because  of 

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this,  it  has  seemed  advisable  to  preserve  a few  of  the  essays  which  were  submitted. 

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Prof.  H.  P.  Manning  (Brown  Univ.)  has  chosen  essays  which  lend  themselves  best 

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for  the  purpose  of  a popular  book  on  the  Fourth  Dimension,  i.e.,  those  which 

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present  the  subject  from  as  many  different  points  of  view  as  possible.  22  of  the 

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essays  are  collected  in  this  book. 

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