**Higher-Dimensional Categories: an illustrated guide book**

by Eugenia Cheng, Aaron Lauda

**Publisher**: University of Sheffield 2004**Number of pages**: 182

**Description**:

This work gives an explanatory introduction to various definitions of higher-dimensional category. The emphasis is on ideas rather than formalities; the aim is to shed light on the formalities by emphasizing the intuitions that lead there. To aid this, the tone is informal and there are copious pictures.

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