**Surgery on Compact Manifolds**

by C.T.C. Wall, A. A. Ranicki

**Publisher**: American Mathematical Society 1999**ISBN/ASIN**: 0821809423**ISBN-13**: 9780821809426**Number of pages**: 314

**Description**:

This book represents an attempt to collect and systematize the methods and main applications of the method of surgery, insofar as compact (but not necessarily connected, simply connected or closed) manifolds are involved.

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