Carefully documenting the different formulations of general relativity, the author reveals valuable insight into the nature of the gravitational force and its interaction with matter. This book will interest graduate students and researchers in the fields of general relativity, gravitational physics and differential geometry.
* Provides the only treatment of gravity where it is consistently viewed as the dynamical theory of Cartan’s geometry of fibre bundles
* Places the chiral aspects of 4D gravity at the forefront
* Incorporates the twistor description of general relativity