What are some books that discuss transformation groups (or permutation groups) before abstract groups? Some quotes to motivate the question: from V. I. Arnold, 'On Teaching Mathematics': What ...
Update July 29, 2013. I have still not found a good textbook for this topic, if you point one to me I will be grateful :) I have accepted BS's answer anyway, since their explanation was useful to me ...
I'm curious about what books people use for a group theory reference. I don't currently own a dedicated group theory book, and I think I'd find such a book very helpful in my research. What is your ...
Can someone indicate me a good introductory text on geometric group theory?