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22 Best Topology Books of All Time


Our goal: Find what the internet ranks as the best Topology books (instead of one person's opinion).

    Our process:
  1. Search for "best topology books" and study the top 3 articles.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
    (This took a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2022)

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  1. MOST RECOMMENDED!
    1

    Differential Topology

    Victor Guillemin

  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4

    General Topology

    Stephen Willard

  5. 5

    General Topology

    John L. Kelley

  6. 6

    Algebraic Topology

    Allen Hatcher

  7. 9
  8. 11

    Topology

    James Munkres

  9. 14
  10. 16

    Essential Topology

    Martin D. Crossley

  11. 17
  12. 18

    Differential Topology

    Morris W. Hirsch

  13. 19
  14. 20

    Basic Topology

    M.A. Armstrong

  15. 21
  16. 22

    Algebraic Topology

    C. R. F. Maunder

FAQ

  • How was this Topology books list created?

    We searched for "best Topology books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many Topology books are in this list?

    There are 22 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Topology books list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Topology books on the internet.

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