The central theme of this reference book is the metric geometry of complex analysis in several variables. Bridging a gap in
the current literature, the text focuses on the fine behavior of the Kobayashi metric of complex manifolds and its relationships
to dynamical systems, hyperbolicity in the sense of Gromov and operator theory, all very active areas of research. The modern
points of view expressed in these notes, collected here for the first time, will be of interest to academics working in the
fields of several complex variables and metric geometry. The different topics are treated coherently and include expository
presentations of the relevant tools, techniques and objects, which will be particularly useful for graduate and PhD students
specializing in the area.