*(English)*Zbl 0838.35001

[For a review of the Russian original see Zbl 0801.35001.]

Although the titles of all chapters in this interesting book appear as well known, their contents are essentially new in comparison with the basic monographs of V. A. Marchenko and E. Ja. Khruslov, A. Bensoussan, J. L. Lions and L. Papanicolau, J. L. Lions, E. Sanchez-Palencia, N. S. Bahvalov and G. P. Panasenko, O. A. Oleinik, G. S. Shamaev and G. A. Yosifian. The authors consider new types of homogenization problems concerning differential operators with random coefficients, diffusion in random media, $G$-convergence, estimates of Hashin-Strikman type, stratified media, spectral problems, ${\Gamma}$-convergence, variational problems, plasticity etc. The stochastic point of view on composite structures is present in the most chapters. Without doubt, this book promotes an important new stage in the homogenization theory.