The International Series of Monographs on Physics has been one of the pre-eminent series in the subject since its foundation in 1930 under the editorship of Fowler and Kapitza. It began with the famous books by Dirac and by Van Vleck, and went on to publish the works of many of the century's great physicists. Among these have been the series of books by Mott and his co-authors in condensed matter and atomic physics, and the magisterial series of monographs by Chandrasekhar. Recent successful volumes have been those by Doi and Edwards, by de Gennes and Prost, and by Zinn-Justin.
General Editor J. Birman, City University of New York, USA, General Editor S. F. Edwards, University of Cambridge, UK, General Editor R. Friend, University of Cambridge, UK, General Editor C. H. Smith Llewellyn, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland, General Editor M. Rees, University of Cambridge, UK, General Editor D. Sherrington, University of Oxford, UK, and General Editor G. Veneziano, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland