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This book includes an overview of the scope of the design of the TSQL2 Temporal Query Language, a listing of the design goals for the language, a brief introduction to the major concepts of the language, a detailed examination of each of the language''s major design decisions, discussing alternatives and surveying previous approaches, and a detailing of the changes that would be necessary to augment a conventional, non-temporal data base management system (DBMS) to support the facilities of TSQL2. The book also contains the language specification itself, as an upward compatible extension of SQL-92. The TSQL2 Temporal Query Language is an edited collection of papers intended for use as a reference by academics and industry professionals interested in temporal databases research. This book is also suitable as a secondary textbook for a graduate level course on temporal databases.