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The birational geometry of degenerations: An overview. Appendix by Robert Friedman: On the classification of surfaces with Kodaira dimension zero. (English) Zbl 0508.14024
Birational geometry of degenerations, Summer Algebraic Geometry Semin., Harvard Univ. 1981, Prog. Math. 29, 1-32 (1983).

14J10 Families, moduli, classification: algebraic theory
14H10 Families, moduli of curves (algebraic)
14D15 Formal methods and deformations in algebraic geometry
14-02 Research exposition (monographs, survey articles) pertaining to algebraic geometry