Please say more as my brief perusal of the newer texts indicates that this is no longer the case re elementary geometry texts. Even as far back as the 60s a text I glanced at - while following in some sense a portion of the first book or so - begins to deviate rapidly and is certainly incomplete as far as the first ten books are concerned.
>On 29 Aug 04 13:26:55 -0400 (EDT), desiree wrote: >>does anyone out there know the 1 mathematician that's responsible for >>organizing the geometry that we study today? > > As late as the 18th century most people learned geometry directly > from (translations of) Euclid's text. > > There have been a lot of changes in geometry since then (add >"continuity" postulates, the development of projective and >non-Euclidean geometry) but elementary geometry texts are still >organized along the lines that Euclid used.