High-dimensional Knot Theory
by Andrew Ranicki
Publisher: Springer 1998
Number of pages: 693
This book is devoted entirely to high-dimensional knot theory. It actually has two aims: (1) to serve as an introduction to high-dimensional knot theory, using surgery theory to provide a systematic exposition, (2) to serve as an introduction to algebraic surgery theory, using high-dimensional knots as the geometric motivation.
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