This self-contained introduction to algebraic topology is suitable
for a number of topology courses. It consists of about one quarter
'general topology' (without its usual pathologies) and three
quarters 'algebraic topology' (centred around the fundamental
group, a readily grasped topic which gives a good idea of what
algebraic topology is). The book has emerged from courses given at
the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne to senior undergraduates and... more...