Now in paperback, this remains one of the classic expositions of the theory of wavelets from two of the subject's leading experts. This volume discusses the theory of paradifferential operators and the Cauchy kernel on Lipschitz curves with the emphasis firmly on their connection with wavelet bases. Sparse matrix representations of these operators can be given in terms of wavelet bases that have important applications in image processing and numerical analysis. This method is now widely studied and can be used to tackle a wide variety of problems arising in science and engineering. Put simply, this is an essential purchase for anyone researching the theory of wavelets.