Summary and Info
This EMS volume consists of two parts. The first part is devoted to the exposition of the cohomology theory of algebraic varieties. The second part deals with algebraic surfaces. The authors have taken pains to present the material rigorously and coherently. The book contains numerous examples and insights on various topics. This book will be immensely useful to mathematicians and graduate students working in algebraic geometry, arithmetic algebraic geometry, complex analysis and related fields. The authors are well-known experts in the field and I.R. Shafarevich is also known for being the author of volume 11 of the Encyclopaedia.