
 Amazon.ca: Abstract Algebra, 3rd Edition: Books (Site not responding. Last check: ) 
  I had this text for an intermediate course (after the 1st one) on abstract algebra including groups, rings, fields and homomorphisms, quotient structures, etc right up to where Galois Theory would start, and it was good for that. 
  Abstract algebra (AKA "algebraic structures", "modern algebra", or simply "algebra") can be a difficult topic depending on its presentation. 
  The tone taken in the work caters to the student who has not had a course in abstract theory and proofs (ie courses in analysis or topology ; a number theory course, in my experience, is not rigorous enough for the average student supply the necessary background). 
 www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0471368792 (959 words) 
