Skip to main content

Sheaves in Geometry and Logic

A First Introduction to Topos Theory

  • Textbook
  • © 1994


Part of the book series: Universitext (UTX)

This is a preview of subscription content, log in via an institution to check access.

Access this book

eBook USD 9.99 USD 64.99
Discount applied Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Available as PDF
  • Read on any device
  • Instant download
  • Own it forever
Softcover Book USD 84.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Compact, lightweight edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info

Tax calculation will be finalised at checkout

Other ways to access

Licence this eBook for your library

Institutional subscriptions

About this book

We dedicate this book to the memory of J. Frank Adams. His clear insights have inspired many mathematicians, including both of us. In January 1989, when the first draft of our book had been completed, we heard the sad news of his untimely death. This has cast a shadow on our subsequent work. Our views of topos theory, as presented here, have been shaped by continued study, by conferences, and by many personal contacts with friends and colleagues-including especially O. Bruno, P. Freyd, J.M.E. Hyland, P.T. Johnstone, A. Joyal, A. Kock, F.W. Lawvere, G.E. Reyes, R Solovay, R Swan, RW. Thomason, M. Tierney, and G.C. Wraith. Our presentation combines ideas and results from these people and from many others, but we have not endeavored to specify the various original sources. Moreover, a number of people have assisted in our work by pro­ viding helpful comments on portions of the manuscript. In this respect, we extend our hearty thanks in particular to P. Corazza, K. Edwards, J. Greenlees, G. Janelidze, G. Lewis, and S. Schanuel.

Similar content being viewed by others


Table of contents (13 chapters)


From the reviews:

"A beautifully written book, a long and well motivated book packed with well chosen clearly explained examples. … authors have a rare gift for conveying an insider’s view of the subject from the start. This book is written in the best Mac Lane style, very clear and very well organized. … it gives very explicit descriptions of many advanced topics--you can learn a great deal from this book that, before it was published, you could only learn by knowing researchers in the field." (Wordtrade, 2008)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Department of Mathematics, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA

    Saunders Mac Lane

  • Mathematical Institute, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

    Ieke Moerdijk

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Sheaves in Geometry and Logic

  • Book Subtitle: A First Introduction to Topos Theory

  • Authors: Saunders Mac Lane, Ieke Moerdijk

  • Series Title: Universitext

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer New York, NY

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1994

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-0-387-97710-2Published: 14 May 1992

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4612-0927-0Published: 06 December 2012

  • Series ISSN: 0172-5939

  • Series E-ISSN: 2191-6675

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XII, 630

  • Topics: Geometry, K-Theory, Mathematical Logic and Foundations

Publish with us