Thursday, January 21, 2010

Euclid and his Modern Rivals

I picked this book up on a lark the other day, and I find myself wishing I had a copy of Euclid and some of the other geometry texts referenced in this Lewis Carroll (published under his real name, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) gem. Reminds me a little bit of Imre Lakatos' Proofs and Refutations.


  1. Steve,
    The Heath translation of Euclid is on line at the Perseus Project..

    And David Joyce has a really good interactive presentation of all thirteen (I think) books at

    And Bonnycastle's version is available on Google books at

    And I think on Amazon the three volume set of Heath is really inexpensive..

  2. Pat,

    Thanks for these links. I have used the Joyce version of the Elements with my students. However, I would like to translate them all into GeoGebra!

    When I first saw these embeddable text book, I was in awe! I love the "old school" texts...the problems...the SIZES...they can actually fit into the palm of your hand!