Can anybody recommend me a topology textbook?

Introductory book on Topology

Best book for topology?

Choosing a text for a First Course in Topology

All these are multiple posts on choosing a reference text for Topology. I am wondering, is it possible to make post where reference texts for various topics are written with a little bit of explanation why that book is good for using as a reference?? I think, this will be handy for many users who request for reference texts.

  • $\begingroup$ An alternative is to use the list of all questions tagged with both (general-topology) and (reference-request). $\endgroup$ May 28, 2012 at 4:27
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah it may be. I am asking like present a complete set of reference texts for various topics like algebra, topology, analysis etc., all at one place. $\endgroup$ May 28, 2012 at 4:50
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    $\begingroup$ This is the sort of post type that would fit nicely on a blog, if we were to have one. It would be very easy to consolidate references, their levels, and why people recommended them. $\endgroup$
    – davidlowryduda Mod
    May 28, 2012 at 7:36
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    $\begingroup$ Yesterday I was discussing with @ErikNaslund whether these four posts should be merged. He said he would discuss it with the other moderators by email. I added these four posts to the List of generalizations of Common Questions for reference. $\endgroup$
    – MJD
    May 29, 2012 at 14:20
  • $\begingroup$ Such a post seems like a necesaty, it will reduce the number of different post asking this, save time for anyone that searches such posts and will be a great value in general! $\endgroup$
    – Belgi
    Jun 2, 2012 at 14:52
  • $\begingroup$ @Mark: I think it may be nice to actually create a separate section in that question, or perhaps even a separate question (maybe we can commandeer this one?) for book recommendation questions. The problem with merging is that sometimes book recommendation questions are specific to a background given by the OP, and in those cases mergers don't necessarily make sense. $\endgroup$ Jun 21, 2012 at 7:25


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