by Philip D Mannheim, World Scientific. Hardback ISBN 9812565612, £33 ($58).
In this book the author provides a detailed introduction to the brane-localized gravity of Randall and Sundrum, in which gravitational signals can localize around our four-dimensional world in the event that it is a brane embedded in an infinitely sized, higher dimensional anti-de Sitter bulk space. Mannheim pays particular attention to issues that are not ordinarily covered in brane-world literature, such as the completeness of tensor gravitational fluctuation modes, and the causality of brane-world propagators. This self-contained development of the material that is needed for brane-world studies also contains a significant amount of previously unpublished material.