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The book is probably excellent; T. L. Heath was a very good writer, however this particular scan is 99% useless. The text is cropped severly making it impossible to read. Also, it appears that it is credited to Heiberg, rather than Heath, which is less than accurate. Why spend all the time to scan a book if you don't care about making the scans readable? 

Review: The Thirteen Books of the Elements, Vol. 1 (The Elements #1)

User Review  - Kellie - Goodreads

I read this, "proved" most of the propositions, and understood about 1/3 of it. Read full review

Review: The Thirteen Books of the Elements, Vol. 1 (The Elements #1)

User Review  - Dianna Caley - Goodreads

This was fun to read. I haven't done proofs since high school. I forgot how much fun they are. Read full review

Review: The Thirteen Books of the Elements, Vol. 1 (The Elements #1)

User Review  - Chas Bayfield - Goodreads

I read this because it got a name check in 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance'. Sadly my brain was too small. Plugged through to the end though, which felt pretty virtuous... Read full review

Review: The Thirteen Books of the Elements, Vol. 1 (The Elements #1)

User Review  - Joe - Goodreads

The Elements is a very dense text about the vagaries of the history of Euclidian geometry. I was initially under the impression that this would be an in depth treatment of the math itself, but it's ... Read full review

Review: The Thirteen Books of the Elements, Vol. 1 (The Elements #1)

User Review  - Leah - Goodreads

Frustrating book for me, because I assume so much, and Euclid did not leave anything to the 'imagination'. Incredible book for those who want to learn about organizing thoughts for debates; necessary book for learning about law and logic. Read full review

Review: The Thirteen Books of the Elements, Vol. 1 (The Elements #1)

User Review  - Ty - Goodreads

Working through and memorizing the individual proofs was an interesting and sometimes fun experience. What I really learned from the Elements was the power and influence of basic assumptions. Read full review

Review: The Thirteen Books of the Elements, Vol. 1 (The Elements #1)

User Review  - Doug Cannon - Goodreads

I thoroughly enjoyed learning Euclidian geometry from the master himself, Euclid. This isn't really a book that you read, per se, but it was great to go through each of Euclid's proofs and try them out for myself. Read full review

Review: The Thirteen Books of the Elements, Vol. 1 (The Elements #1)

User Review  - Alan - Goodreads

Required reading. School geometry is now algebraic. This is visual and thinking math stripped bare. Read full review

Review: The Thirteen Books of the Elements, Vol. 1 (The Elements #1)

User Review  - Alexander Robert - Goodreads

Euclid's influence is both unfortunate and undeserved. While much of what he puts forth in this book has been regarded as crucial to the creation of modern mathematics, in truth it is a poor ... Read full review


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