Graph theory is a fast-developing discipline and has, over the past few decades, been seen to have important applications, particularly in operations research and in computer science. For this reason there is a need for a reference in the area, comprehensively cataloguing the properties of graphs and accessible to both graph theorists and other researchers. This book contains a wealth of information, including over 10000 diagrams and extensive tables of associated properties. It is the first book to present this information on such a scale, and as such will be an invaluable resource.
Ronald C. Read is at University of Waterloo. Robin J. Wilson is at The Open University.
'Review from previous edition 'This book is an amazing work of art by two authors who must be devoted to beauty and symmetry to a degree far beyond most graph theorists. Here are almost 400 pages of diagrams of graphs such as trees, regular graphs, self-complementary graphs, planar graphs, snarks, signed graphs, digraphs, tournaments etc. etc. etc... Within a few days of its arrival, I used my copy several times ... (It) doesn't go on the shelf. It has a front row seat on the real desk top. On behalf of all who love graoh theory, I salute the authors for their remarkable acheivement...'' E.M. Palmer, Zentralblatt Math 908/99 35