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||||||||||||||||||||| Such an excellent text. What better way to teach any subject than by its history. Perhaps an extended version of this book will serve as a proper introduction to non-elementary Abstract Algebra. Many of the reflections on historical connections of a topic help give meaning to it. Definition of Topological Spaces is universally offered with no motivating context. Definition of Continuity inspite of its deep connections to denumerability is offered using the Epsilon method; thus, leaving out meaning and purpose. THIS BOOK is well worth reading and teaching. Recall that in Mathematics, whatever you read complements whatever you further read, so that, each book or contribution to that knowledge is part of a connected whole. A network of topics in Modern Math. is a network of topics, however it is constructed. Here the author re-presents an earlier text which was enormously successful in class-room settings. 


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