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Both volumes of Kiselev's Geometry are praised for precision, simplicity and clarity of exposition, and excellent collection of exercises. They dominated Russian math education for several decades, were reprinted in dozens of millions of copies, influenced geometry education in Eastern Europe and China, and are still active as textbooks for 7-11 grades. The books are adapted to the modern US curricula by a professor of mathematics from UC Berkeley.

So it goes untill grade 11, so if I understand Wiki correct this is Senior Highschool.

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Kiselev's book is excellent. My favorite by far is the original book of Euclid, read along with the superb guide by Hartshorne, Geometry: Euclid and beyond.

https://www.amazon.com/Euclids-Elements-Euclid/dp/1888009195/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1502503065&sr=1-1&keywords=euclid,+green+lion

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0387986502/?tag=pfamazon01-20&tag=pfamazon01-20

https://www.amazon.com/Euclids-Elements-Euclid/dp/1888009195/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1502503065&sr=1-1&keywords=euclid,+green+lion

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0387986502/?tag=pfamazon01-20&tag=pfamazon01-20

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Not sure why it is more expensive now. Maybe I bought all the cheap copies? I usually give these out to students.

Look around on other used book sites. Abehbooks is one of them.

It is a great book! I love the chapter that explains what existence and uniqueness is. Also, the chapter proof by contradiction. Really neat exercises. The book is engaging and well explained. I my only problem, is that the book lacks constructions, but since you have Kiselev, that is not in issue. He does have a chapter explaining contractions and the famous impossible constructions.

He wrote a really wonderful Calculus text that is a forgotten Gem.

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Elementary Geometry is not an itroduction. It should be read after finishing kiselev. The Moise geometry book I mentioned is his more elementary one.

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So how does Kiselev compare to Lang's Geometry book?Elementary Geometry is not an itroduction. It should be read after finishing kiselev. The Moise geometry book I mentioned is his more elementary one.

Is it a good plan to read Lang's Geometry then Elementary Geometry from an Advanced Standpoint by Moise?

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