All Thirteen Books in One Volume
Edited by Dana Densmore
Translation by T.L. Heath
7 x 10", 527 pages, including a new index and glossary of Euclid's Greek terms.
Publication date, August 2002.
For pricing and ordering information, see the ordering section below.
Green Lion Press has prepared a new one-volume edition of T.L. Heath's translation of the thirteen books of Euclid's Elements. In keeping with Green Lion's design commitment, diagrams have been placed on every spread for convenient reference while working through the proofs; running heads on every page indicate both Euclid's book number and proposition numbers for that page; and adequate space for notes is allowed between propositions and around diagrams. The all-new index has built into it a glossary of Euclid's Greek terms.
Heath's translation has stood the test of time, and, as one done by a renowned scholar of ancient mathematics, it can be relied upon not to have inadvertantly introduced modern concepts or nomenclature.
We have excised the voluminous historical and scholarly commentary that swells the Dover edition to three volumes and impedes classroom use of the original text. The single volume is not only more convenient, but less expensive as well.
- Single volume of the thirteen books
- Design and layout provide ample space for notes
- Newly typeset for crisp reproduction
- Newly lettered and redrawn drawings
- Extensive index includes Greek terms
- Section on Euclidean terminology
from the reviews...
At the age of eleven, I began Euclid, with my brother as my tutor. This was one of the great events of my life, as dazzling as first love. I had not imagined that there was anything so delicious in the world.
— Bertrand Russell
Euclid alone has looked on Beauty bare.
— Edna St. Vincent Millay
The production values of this edition are very high: the margins are wide, the paper is of good quality, diagrams are always on the same page as the text that refers to them (if necessary diagrams are repeated to achieve this). ...
A very nice short biography of Heath and a glossary of important Euclidean words add to the value of the book. If you want your students to really grapple with Euclid, this is the edition to choose.
Fernando Q. Gouvea
This is a very well done prestigious book, containing the complete text of Euclid's Elements in a single volume and at a reasonable price. It would be an adornment of every mathematician's bookshelf.
Prof. Dr. Benno Artmann
Below are links to PDF versions of Book I through Proposition 7 and part of the index and glossary.
You may need to open these PDF documents in Adobe Reader or an equivalent program.
- The Green Lion's Preface
- Book I through Proposition 7
- Selection from the Green Lion's Index and Glossary