The second volume of Shafarevich's introductory book on algebraic geometry focuses on schemes, complex algebraic varieties and complex manifolds. As with first volume the author has revised the text and added new material. Although the material is more advanced than in Volume 1 the algebraic apparatus is kept to a minimum making the book accessible to non-specialists. It can be read independently of the first volume and is suitable for beginning graduate students.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG