>> Robert Herman Kasriel, "Undergraduate Topology", >> Krieger Publishing Company, 1971, xiv + 285 pages.
>> I think this is an excellent text for someone to read on >> their own, especially if they haven't had an advanced >> calculus course with a fairly strong background, but >> for me at the time and for you (given what you said), >> I think this book was/would-be a very good fit.
Michael F. Stemper wrote (in part):
> I've made a note of it. Thanks for the recommendation!
Another book that I think would be excellent for self-study, maybe even more so than Kasriel's text, is:
"Introduction to Topology and Modern Analysis" by George F. Simmons
I didn't think about Simmons's book until now, otherwise I would have mentioned it earlier. Simmons' book is less of a topology text than Kasriel's book and its coverage is much broader. There's a lot of verbal exposition in Simmons' book, also, which is why I think it'd be great for self-study. Another interesting feature of Simmons' book that it covers a lot of topics that you usually find only in texts that are much more advanced, topics that have a broad genuine interest and a lot of mathematical substance to them.