This book is written in a pedagogical style intelligible for graduate students. It reviews recent progress in black-hole and wormhole theory and in mathematical cosmology within the framework of Einstein's field equations and beyond, including quantum effects. This collection of essays, written by leading scientists of long standing reputation, should become an indispensable source for future research.
A first-class selection of authors including S.W. Hawking one of the initiators of this field of research
Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras