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## Nonlinear Waves and Pattern Dynamics

The present book gathers chapters from colleagues of A. Ezersky from Russia, especially

those from Nizhny Novgorod Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy

of Science and from France, with whom he has been collaborating on experimental

and theoretical developments.

The book is subdivided into two parts. Part I contains eight chapters related to

nonlinear water waves and Part II addresses in five chapters, patterns dynamics in

nonequilibrium media. The contributions of Alexander B. Ezersky were valuable

from both the experimental and the theoretical points of view.

We thank all the authors for their contributions and the Springer Editor for

having kindly accepted the edition of this book in memory of our colleague and

friend, Prof. Alexander Borisovich Ezersky.