The Geometry and Topology of Three-Manifolds
by William P Thurston
Publisher: Mathematical Sciences Research Institute 2002
Number of pages: 502
The author's intent is to describe the very strong connection between geometry and lowdimensional topology in a way which will be useful and accessible (with some effort) to graduate students and mathematicians working in related fields, particularly 3-manifolds and Kleinian groups.
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