Surgery on Compact Manifolds
by C.T.C. Wall, A. A. Ranicki
Publisher: American Mathematical Society 1999
Number of pages: 314
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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