Euclid"s Elements
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Published by Green Lion Press in Santa Fe, N.M .
Written in English


  • Geometry -- Early works to 1800,
  • Mathematics, Greek

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Edition Notes

StatementDana Densmore, editor
GenreEarly works to 1800
ContributionsHeath, Thomas Little, Sir, 1861-1940, Densmore, Dana
The Physical Object
Paginationxxix, 499 p. :
Number of Pages499
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17095392M
ISBN 101888009187, 1888009195
LC Control Number2002107461

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