New York: W.A. Benjamin, 1969. First Edition. Octavo. Item #031597
x, 263 pages. Professor Bott's initial work at Harvard was issued as mimeographed papers in 1963. This led to his role as collaborator over many years with Michael Atiyah, initially via the part played by periodicity in K-theory. Bott made important contributions towards the index theorem, especially in formulating related fixed-point theorem. While algebraic K-theory is described as the study of a ring generated by vector bundles over a topological space or scheme. In algebraic topology, it is a cohomology theory known as topological K-theory and an important aspect of algebraic geometry. A very nice copy bound in light black cloth, spine lettering gilt, in a good dust jacket with across the upper edge, some rubbing to edges, and some spotting to fore-edge, previous owner's name undecipherable.