I am looking for a good book on Geometric Theory of Dynamical Systems . I found Geometric Theory of Dynamical Systems by Jr. Palis myself,but it's very old, anyway i would like to find a pure topological book about Dynamical systems. On the other hand about: local stability, The kupkaSmale Theorm, Genericity and stability of MorseSmale Vector Field,

1$\begingroup$ Your question is too vague: what kind of result are you mostly interested in? What quality do you expect? What reading level? $\endgroup$ – Benoît Kloeckner Nov 25 '13 at 14:36

$\begingroup$ I'm a Phd student and my interesting is Differential Topology and Dynamical systems $\endgroup$ – ali Nov 25 '13 at 14:42

2$\begingroup$ You should be little bit more specific, I guess I have at least two books on my desk alone on these topics. Are you interested by lower or higher dimensional systems or both? By purely topological, do you mean the ergodic point of view does not interest you? or smooth systems do not interest you? Or both? Is there a result in particular you want to aim? Anything that could narrow down the list of the dozens of good books that certainly exist. $\endgroup$ – Benoît Kloeckner Nov 25 '13 at 14:47

$\begingroup$ Thanks for attention yes my point of view was Smooth Dynamics too and Geometric theory of dynamical systems $\endgroup$ – ali Nov 25 '13 at 14:50
Pick up (almost) anything by Ethan Akin. I particularly recommend "The General Topology of Dynamical Systems" available on Amazon. Although it is somewhat older than what you indicate you are looking for, he has many newer surveys on the subject that are downloadable on his website.
In particular, the topological aspects of dynamics and stability are the main focus of his book and his survey articles. For instance, consider reading "Tourist's Guide to The General Topology of Dynamical Systems". (PDF download link.)
A. Katok, B. Hasselblatt, Introduction to the Modern Theory of Dynamical Systems, 1997.
M. Brin, G. Stuck, Introduction to Dynamical Systems, 2002.

3$\begingroup$ trying to learn dynamics form KatokHassenblatt is like trying to learn history by reading the 1911 edition of the Encyclopaediea Brittanica: i.e.: forget it. $\endgroup$ – Richard Montgomery Jun 29 '15 at 2:55
Such books are abundant. My favorite ones are Z. Nitecki, Differentiable dynamics, and J. Palis, W. de Melo, Geometric theory of dynamical systems. An introduction, SpringerVerlag, New YorkBerlin, 1982.


1$\begingroup$ New books are listed in the answer of Misha. I agree with him about Katok Hasselblatt, but have not read the second one. (Actually the requirement >2000 looks weird to me. Cannot imagine any reason for this restriction:) $\endgroup$ – Alexandre Eremenko Nov 25 '13 at 18:25

$\begingroup$ The second one is more suitable as a textbook. $\endgroup$ – Pengfei Nov 30 '13 at 15:34
Take a look at Bob Easton's book Geometric Methods for Discrete Dynamical Systems'.
He was a student of Conley's, who took a very topological/geometric perspective. Conley's tiny monograph,
Isolated Invariant Sets and the Morse Index' is also a gem
but perhaps too dense.
I guess "Geometrical Methods in the Theory of Ordinary Differential Equations" by Arnold should be in the list too, although it doesn't satisfy the "purely" topological criteria.
Mainly from the Hamiltonian point of view:
Zehnder: Lectures on Dynamical Systems