'The authors have considerable expertize and experience, which they particularly bring to bear when presenting their ideas on the use of non-perturbative techniques to study the pomeron. They are also the principal advocates of the idea that there may be two pomerons, with one pomeron dominant in soft interactions and the other dominant in hard interactions ... such a well written and accessible book as this is most welcome. ... high-energy processes. ... provides an excellent introduction to the subject.' Cern Courier
This book gives an account of modern knowledge of Regge Theory and QCD, an active area of high-energy particle-physics research. It records what has been learned in the past and is in danger of being forgotten, what is relevant now, and what is essential for the future. It covers forty years of research and provides a unique insight into the theory and its phenomenological development. The phenomenology is applied to a variety of reactions and compared extensively with experiment. Essential reading for particle physicists. Also suitable as a graduate textbook.