This book is a concise, yet carefully written, introduction to modern graph theory, covering ail its major recent developments. It can be used both as a reliable textbook for an introductory course and as a graduate text: on each topic it covers ail the basic material in full detail, and adds one or two deeper results (again with detailed proofs) to illustrate the more advanced methods of that field. This second edition extends the first in two ways. It offers a thoroughly revised and updated chapter on graph minors, which now includes full new proofs of two of the central Robertson-Seymour theorems (as well as a detailed sketch of the entire proof of their celebrated Graph Minor Theorem). Second, there is now a section of hints for ail the exercises, to enhance their value for both individual study and classroom use.