Preferably I want those that contain the following topics:

Solid Figures

Truncated Prisms

I've been able to find good references for Plane Geometry. But for solid geometry, it feels so limited. I cannot find a comprehensive reference that really deals with all kinds of 3D figures and is made in a modern way with detailed explanations, flow and illustrations.


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If you are looking for self-study, I recommend this book:


It is modern in terms of language (I can read books from the 1940s without effort). And there is about 1 illustration per page (small pages). In addition, it's a thorough treatment. And is addressed to students, not practitioners (i.e. is accessible).

I don't have an in print recommendation, if you need to purchase several for a classroom. (But I'm sure there are products sold, which you could research by contacting local textbook sales reps.)

  • $\begingroup$ Does it have those 3D figures in detail? Just asking and thank you. $\endgroup$
    – AndroidV11
    Commented Aug 15, 2020 at 13:49
  • $\begingroup$ I don't know what you mean by "in detail". I find the figures effective, since they are so frequent. They are about half line drawings, half shaded. All black and white. $\endgroup$
    – guest
    Commented Aug 15, 2020 at 14:48
  • $\begingroup$ I mean if they discuss different quantities such as surface area and volume and have different situations such as in prisms where truncated prisms are also discussed. $\endgroup$
    – AndroidV11
    Commented Aug 15, 2020 at 21:45
  • $\begingroup$ It's got a whole chapter on prisms and cylinders (mostly prisms). About 30 pages. Right prisms, truncated, congruency, inscribed and circumscribed, etc. Several sections of exercises (with all answers in the back). It's a good, classical treatment of solid geometry for students who have not had analytic geometry or calculus yet. $\endgroup$
    – guest
    Commented Aug 15, 2020 at 23:40

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