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Roads to Geometry (3rd Edition)

Roads to Geometry (3rd Edition)
Author: Edward C. Wallace - Stephen F. West
ISBN 13: 9780130413963
ISBN 10: 130413968
Edition: 3
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2003-07-27
Format: Paperback
Pages: 510
List Price: $113.20

This book provides a geometrical experience that unifies Euclidean conceptsgenerally discussed in traditional high school geometry courses with variousNon-Euclidean views of the world. The book offers the readera "map" for a voyage through plane geometry and its various branches. It takesan informal tone while presenting the material in a reasonably rigorous manneras well as organizing it into a logical progression. Chapters are separatedinto independent units so readers can learn information in bites. Contains asummary at the conclusion of each chapter that includes a list of newdefinitions and theorems to aid in the organization of the material. PresentsEuclidean and non-Euclidean geometrics with a significant amount of backgroundinformation, that places much of the development of geometry in an historicalcontext. A valuable reference book on basic geometry for almostany reader seeking additional information on the subject.