In 1936 M.H. Stone showed how each boolean algebra can be represented
as the clopen subsets of an associated topological space, now called
its stone space or its spectrum.
A year later he extended this idea to a representation of distributive lattices.
I will show how to generalize this representation to an arbitrary
lattice using a sheaf representation or an equivalent, and better, display space.
You need not know what is a sheaf nor a display space. I will explain
some of these ideas as they are need for this.
This is an introduction to the idea of this kind of representation.