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Document Type: | Book |
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All Authors / Contributors: |
William P Thurston; Silvio Levy |

ISBN: | 0691083045 9780691083049 |

OCLC Number: | 643884508 |

Awards: | Winner of American Mathematical Society Book Prize 2005 (United States) Winner of Association of American Publishers Award for Best Professional/Scholarly Book in Mathematics 1997 (United States) |

Description: | 311 pages ; 24 cm. |

Contents: | 1. What Is a Manifold? -- 2. Hyperbolic Geometry and Its Friends -- 3. Geometric Manifolds -- 4. The Structure of Discrete Groups. |

Series Title: | Princeton mathematical series, 35. |

Responsibility: | William P. Thurston ; edited by Silvio Levy. Vol. 1. |

### Abstract:

Hyperbolic geometry is the star. A strong effort has been made to convey not just denatured formal reasoning, but a living feeling for the subject. There are many figures, examples, and exercises of varying difficulty. This book develops some of the power of geometry in two and three dimensions, and the strong connection of geometry with topology.
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Winner of the 2005 Book Prize, American Mathematical Society Winner of the 1997 for the Best Professional/Scholarly Book in Mathematics, Association of American Publishers "The present volume represents the culmination of nearly two decades of honoring his famous but difficult 1978 lecture notes. This beautifully produced, exquisitely organized volume now reads as easily as one could possibly hope given the profundity of the material. An instant classic."--Choice Read more...

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