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I have just finished the book "C Adams & R Franzosa - Introduction to Topology. Pure and Applied". My aim is to reach to the level of the book "G E Bredon - Topology and Geometry". Bredon's book is not only too advanced to study after Adams', but also I don't think that it is a readable book at all for a self-learner like me. Please someone tell me a book for general topology more advanced than Adams' book but readable esp. for self-learning .

Thanks a lot.

Some remarks:

1- If you've not see Adams' topology, it is similar to "J Munkres - Topology - 2ndEd" in level and content but more readable for self-learning.

2- If more advanced than Munkres' topology is not 'general' topology anymore, i.e. it becomes many branches in topology afterwards, I would like to take that more advanced branch(s) of topology which is/are 'near' to the field of real analysis.

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    $\begingroup$ Bredon's book is not a general topology book, if it wasn't clear. It has a general topology chapter, which I think is intended more as a reference for the reader who occasionally has to check some details. The meat of the book is the algebraic and differential topology in chapters 2 onwards. I don't really think Bredon's book expects more than the general topology that should be covered in any general topology book, though I do think it's probably difficult to appreciate if it's the first place you see manifolds, since he goes rather fast when introducing them. $\endgroup$ – user98602 Jun 21 '15 at 10:29
  • $\begingroup$ @Mike Miller - I chose Bredon's book to study just to find more advance general topology. I am trying to find a book in general topology preferably with inclination to real analysis. Ryszard Engelking, General Topology sound good; is there any book you may know. Thank you $\endgroup$ – L.G. Jun 21 '15 at 10:34
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Ryszard Engelking, General Topology, ISBN 3-88538-006-4, 1989.

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  • $\begingroup$ It's seems a very nice book type of what I meant. Thanks a lot. $\endgroup$ – L.G. Jun 21 '15 at 13:58
  • $\begingroup$ This book is a precious one! Best book for lower intermediate level. $\endgroup$ – MKR Jul 1 '15 at 12:55
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I don't know any of those books...

Simmons Introduction to Topology and Modern Analysis should be readable however.

Introduction to Metric and Topological Spaces by Sutherland is a nice book at a lower level.

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  • $\begingroup$ Simmons' book is readable but same level (or even lower) as Munkres'. And, Sutherland's book is even lower level than Simmons'. $\endgroup$ – L.G. Jun 21 '15 at 10:10
  • $\begingroup$ Kelley and Willard are both up a level. Speaking as an analyst I think Simmons is far as you need to go to learn analysis. $\endgroup$ – Mark Joshi Jun 21 '15 at 11:29

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