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Introduction
From the reviews of the first printing of this book, published as volume 58 of the Encyclopaedia of Mathematical Sciences:
"... This book will be very useful as a reference and guide to researchers and graduate students in algebra and and topology." Acta Scientiarum Mathematicarum, Ungarn, 1994 "... The book under review consists of two monographs on geometric aspects of group theory: Combinatorial group theory and fundamental groups" by D.J.Collins and H.Zieschang ...: "Some problems of group theory related to geometry" by R.I.Grigorchuk and P.F.Kurchanov. ... Together, these two articles form a wideranging survey of combinatorial group theory, with emphasis very much on the geometric roots of the subject. This will be a useful reference work for the expert, as well as providing an overview of the subject for the outsider or novice. Many different topics are described and explored, with the main results presented but not proved. This allows the interested reader to get the flavour of these topics without becoming bogged down in detail. Both articles give comprehensive bibliographies, so that it is possible to use this book as the starting point for a more detailed study of a particular topic of interest. ... In summary, a very interesting book! Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society, 1996 "... In both essays the authors give clear and comprehensive definitions, examples and statements (but not proofs) of theorems, so that the book can be understood by a reader with a minimal background in group theory or geometry. Such a reader, needing to find out what is known in this area, will find this a full and accessible store of information." Contemporary Physics, 1994 "...This survey (Part II) presents for the first time that problems in monograph form and by the way offers a unifying treatment of the various approaches to their solutions, as far as they are known, together with hints to open problems. A titbit for every interested reader!" Monatshefte für Mathematik, 1995
"... This book will be very useful as a reference and guide to researchers and graduate students in algebra and and topology." Acta Scientiarum Mathematicarum, Ungarn, 1994 "... The book under review consists of two monographs on geometric aspects of group theory: Combinatorial group theory and fundamental groups" by D.J.Collins and H.Zieschang ...: "Some problems of group theory related to geometry" by R.I.Grigorchuk and P.F.Kurchanov. ... Together, these two articles form a wideranging survey of combinatorial group theory, with emphasis very much on the geometric roots of the subject. This will be a useful reference work for the expert, as well as providing an overview of the subject for the outsider or novice. Many different topics are described and explored, with the main results presented but not proved. This allows the interested reader to get the flavour of these topics without becoming bogged down in detail. Both articles give comprehensive bibliographies, so that it is possible to use this book as the starting point for a more detailed study of a particular topic of interest. ... In summary, a very interesting book! Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society, 1996 "... In both essays the authors give clear and comprehensive definitions, examples and statements (but not proofs) of theorems, so that the book can be understood by a reader with a minimal background in group theory or geometry. Such a reader, needing to find out what is known in this area, will find this a full and accessible store of information." Contemporary Physics, 1994 "...This survey (Part II) presents for the first time that problems in monograph form and by the way offers a unifying treatment of the various approaches to their solutions, as far as they are known, together with hints to open problems. A titbit for every interested reader!" Monatshefte für Mathematik, 1995
Keywords
algebraic topology group theory algebra automorphism cohomology Fundamental group Group theory homology Homotopy
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Bibliographic information
 Book Title Algebra VII
 Book Subtitle Combinatorial Group Theory Applications to Geometry

Authors
D.J. Collins
R.I. Grigorchuk
P.F. Kurchanov
H. Zieschang

Editors
A.I. Kostrikin
I.R. Shafarevich
 Series Title Encyclopaedia of Mathematical Sciences
 DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/9783642580130
 Copyright Information SpringerVerlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993
 Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
 eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
 Hardcover ISBN 9783540547006
 Softcover ISBN 9783540637042
 eBook ISBN 9783642580130
 Series ISSN 09380396
 Edition Number 1
 Number of Pages VII, 242
 Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
 Additional Information Originally published as volume 58 in the series: Encyclopaedia of Mathematical Sciences

Topics
Group Theory and Generalizations
Algebraic Topology
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Reviews
From the reviews: "... The book under review consists of two monographs on geometric aspects of group theory ... Together, these two articles form a wideranging survey of combinatorial group theory, with emphasis very much on the geometric roots of the subject. This will be a useful reference work for the expert, as well as providing an overview of the subject for the outsider or novice. Many different topics are described and explored, with the main results presented but not proved. This allows the interested reader to get the flavour of these topics without becoming bogged down in detail. Both articles give comprehensive bibliographies, so that it is possible to use this book as the starting point for a more detailed study of a particular topic of interest. ..." Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society, 1996