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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by Allen Hatcher
These pages are really just an early draft of the initial chapters of a real book on 3-manifolds. The text does contain a few things that aren't readily available elsewhere, like the Jaco-Shalen/Johannson torus decomposition theorem.
by Andrew Ranicki - Cambridge University Press
This is the first treatment of the applications of the lower K- and L-groups to the topology of manifolds such as Euclidean spaces, via Whitehead torsion and the Wall finiteness and surgery obstructions. Only elementary constructions are used.
by Jonathan Hillman - arXiv
The goal of the book is to characterize algebraically the closed 4-manifolds that fibre nontrivially or admit geometries in the sense of Thurston, or which are obtained by surgery on 2-knots, and to provide a reference for the topology of such knots.
by Liviu I. Nicolaescu - World Scientific Publishing Company
An introduction to the most frequently used techniques in modern global geometry. Suited to the beginning graduate student, the necessary prerequisite is a good knowledge of several variables calculus, linear algebra and point-set topology.