Published in 1996, Richard Jones's Garbage Collection was a milestone book in the field. Since the field has changed considerably, there is a need for an updated look at where garbage collection and memory management research stands today. This book explores new challenges, such as concurrency and parallelism, while following the successful format of the previous book. It provides comprehensive, accessible coverage of important algorithms and places these algorithms within a common framework using consistent terminology. This approach facilitates comparisons between various designs. The book also examines the research literature and effective practical techniques and includes numerous case studies.