Description Contents Resources Courses About the Authors Selfcontained and comprehensive, this definitive new edition of Gravity and Strings is a unique resource for graduate students and researchers in theoretical physics. From basic differential geometry through to the construction and study of blackhole and blackbrane solutions in quantum gravity  via all the intermediate stages  this book provides a complete overview of the intersection of gravity, supergravity, and superstrings. Now fully revised, this second edition covers an extensive array of topics, including new material on nonlinear electricmagnetic duality, the electrictensor formalism, mattercoupled supergravity, supersymmetric solutions, the geometries of scalar manifolds appearing in 4 and 5dimensional supergravities, and much more. Covering reviews of important solutions and numerous solutiongenerating techniques, and accompanied by an exhaustive index and bibliography, this is an exceptional reference work.
