This one ought to be fun: even the ABEbooks BookSleuth forum couldn't help me.
I'm searching for a book. Unlike most such cases, where the searcher says "I'm loooking for this book, but I can't remember what it's called!", I do have a title for my target. Unfortunately, it's Geometry. ABEbooks currently lists 40705 books with the word "Geometry" in the title, 3518 from the period 1950 to 1970.
I had this book when I was a child, which would be the late 1960s. It was (as I recall) about six inches square, hardcover, probably less than one hundred pages -- certainly less than two hundred. No jacket (it might originally have had one) and a very shiny white cover. After the frontmatter and title page, a two-page spread had the single word "IMAGINE ... " in a sans-serif typeface. The next spread had the words "A POINT MOVING", with a picture showing only a curving line. Next spread, on one page "THE PATH TRACED BY THIS MOVING POINT IS CALLED A LINE", and two or three such curves; right hand page, "A PATH TRACED BY A POINT MOVING IN ONE DIRECTION IS CALLED A STRAIGHT LINE."
And so on, covering angles, polygons, and simple polyhedra (it was from this book that I learned such words as "dodecagon" at a preposterously early age). Printed in bright colors on glossy stock. Does this sound even slightly familiar to anyone?
-------------------- “Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesn't mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar.” -- Edward R. Murrow
When I was about 8, I walked into our living room and saw my parents watching a movie on TV. There was a fascinating scene in an old movie. When my parents saw me watching the the TV, they sent me out of the room, saying the movie wasn't for children. I tried to find out the name of that movie for 40 years! Last week, while changing television channels I saw that exact scene from my childhood - "The Garden of Evil" with Gary Cooper! I ordered it from Amazon.Com UK. Keep looking and you might find what you are looking for some day!
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