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The Foundations of Geometry Paperback – May 19, 2007
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Most of the book can be read and appreciated by someone who is mature in elementary euclidean geometry (in fact the material was originally conceived to be used in a summer school for mathematics teachers in Germany). If you expect to find a treatment that will fill up all the gaps in the elementary books you will be disappointed, it does not. If you are looking for a text that does fill all the gaps try to get a copy Forders' book The foundations of Euclidean geometry,.
This edition is not based on the last German edition that is available and does not contain the appendices by Hilbert and the supplements by Paul Bernays, so as a text on the foundations of euclidean geometry it is not useless but it is surely crippled.
I do not dare to give a book with Hilberts name on it less than five stars.
Along with this reprint, I also ordered the FB Classic Reprint of Elements of Geometry and Trigonometry by Charles Davies. These two books are the first reprints I've purchased from any of the reprint publishers selling on amazon. For more on the quality of Forgotten Books reprints, see my review of Davies' book. The mysterious Hilbert-diagrams text they sell under the title of Hilbert's Foundations of Geometry is, I suspect, an anomaly. Besides, their honest page-count should raise questions about the content. Now you know what that content is.
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I hate giving a poor review to a book with Hilbert's name on it. However, this edition is a poorly scanned copy. Read morePublished on March 22, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Hilbert's formal approach of Euclidean Geometry is very instructive and, contrary to what may be expected from such a monumental figure, quite easy to follow. Read morePublished on January 20, 2013 by André Gargoura