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.

## Thursday, January 21, 2010

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Steve,

ReplyDeleteThe Heath translation of Euclid is on line at the Perseus Project..

http://old.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/ptext?lookup=Euc.+1

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

http://aleph0.clarku.edu/~djoyce/java/elements/Euclid.html

And Bonnycastle's version is available on Google books at

http://books.google.com/books?id=ndDKZIQGtVkC&printsec=frontcover&dq=euclid+elements+of+geometry&ei=5INcS8SbN6LeygSi2biOBg&cd=6#v=onepage&q=&f=false

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

Pat,

ReplyDeleteThanks 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!