Most players prefer to attack, resulting in defensive techniques being the weakest part of their game. There are a number of methods of playing against an attacker, which include passive defence, simplification, blockade, stalemate, or a trap. Alternatively a player can defend actively or launch a counterattack. These and many other techniques are described in this thoroughly practical book.

The Art of Defence in chess by Lyev Polugaevsky and Iakov Damsky