1. X-ray polarimetry: historical remarks and other considerations, Part I. Polarimetry Techniques: 2. Scattering polarimetry in high energy astronomy, 3. Photoelectric polarimeters, 4. Bragg crystal polarimeters, 5. X-ray polarimetry with the photon counting pixel detector timepix, 6. HE polarized photon interactions with matter: simulations with geant4, 7. The GPD as a polarimeter: theory and facts, 8. Ideal gas electron multipliers (GEMs) for X-ray polarimeters, 9. Broad-band soft X-ray polarimetry, 10. Feasibility of X-ray photoelectric polarimeters with large field of view, 11. Angular resolution of a photoelectric polarimeter, 12. Development of a Thomson X-ray polarimeter, 13. Hard X / soft gamma ray polarimetry using a Laue lens, Part II. Polarized Emission in X-ray Sources: 14. Probing strong gravity effects with X-ray polarimetry, 15. X-ray polarization from black holes in the thermal state, 16. Strong-gravity effects acting on polarization from orbiting spots, 17. Polarization of thermal emission from accreting black holes, 18. X-ray polarimetry and radio-quiet AGN, 19. The soft X-ray polarization in obscured AGN, 20. The polarization of complex X-ray sources, 21. Polarization of Compton X-rays from jets in AGN, 22. Polarization of X-ray lines from galaxy clusters and elliptical galaxies, 23. Polarization characteristics of rotation-powered pulsars, 24. Polarized X-rays from magnetized neutron stars, 25. Polarization properties of X-ray millisecond pulsars, 26. X-ray polarization signatures of neutron stars, 27. Polarization from the oscillating magnetized accretion torus, 28. X-ray polarization from accreting white dwarfs and associated systems, 29. Polarization of pulsar wind nebulae, 30. X-ray polarization of gamma-ray bursts, 31. Central engine afterglow from GRBs and the polarization signature, 32. GRB afterglow polarimetry. Past, present and future, 33. Gamma-ray polarimetry with SPI, 34. INTEGRAL/IBIS observations of the Crab Nebula and GRB 041219A, 35. Fermi results on the origin of high energy emission in pulsars, 36. Diagnostics of the evolution of spiral galaxies in a cluster environment, Part III. Future Missions: 37. Gravity and extreme magnetism SMEX (GEMS), 38. Programs of X-ray polarimetry in Italy, 39. A polarimeter for IXO, 40. Polarimetry with ASTRO-H soft gamma-ray detector, 41. EXIST and its polarization sensitivity, 42. PoGOLite: a balloon-borne soft gamma-ray polarimeter, 43. Studies of neutron background rejection in the PoGOLite polarimeter, 44. Observing polarized X-rays with PoGOLite, 45. Pre-flight qualification tests of the PoGOLite detector system, 46. The gamma-ray polarimeter experiment (GRAPE) Balloon Payload, 47. POLAR: an instrument dedicated to GRB polarization measurement, 48. Polarisation detection capability of GRIPS, 49. X-ray and y-ray polarimetry small satellite mission polaris, 50. GAP aboard the solar powered sail mission, 51. Hard X-ray polarimeter for small satellite missions, 52. Performance of hard X-ray polarimeter: PHENEX, 53. GRB polarimetry with POET, Index.