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good geometry textbooks
Posted:
Jul 10, 2001 9:16 PM


I have looked at many geometry books and agree with some of the posters that the Weeks and Adkins book and the Geometry for Enjoyment and Challenge are pretty good if you are looking for books that are currently in print. I personally think that if you can find a copy of one of the Welchons and Krickenberger books, say at one of the online used book sites, you may prefer that for its emphasis on proof. There are many editions dating back to 1938 or so. Beware though of the later ones that have the name Welchons and Krickenberger with other authors added. Probably the 1952 edition is one of the best. If you want a rigorous high school geometry though you might look into using one of the paperback editions with the Hilbert postulates. There is also a school edition based on Hilbert axioms published around 1960 by Addison Wesley that is available on the used books sites. tom foregger



