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"Enables the reader to make the drastic transition between the basic, intuitive questions about affine and projective varieties with which the subject begins, and the elaborate general methodology of schemes and cohomology employed currently to answer these questions."―MATHEMATICAL REVIEWS
This is a review not about the content of the book, but about the copy I received from Amazon. Printed on demand by Ingram Content Group, it has completely fallen apart within 2... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lindsay Jones
This is by far the hardest math book that I made a serious attempt to read. I hate this book, mainly because I made a concerted effort to read it several times during my PhD... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Gets Around
We used this book for a self-study group of graduates. In the end, due to its terseness we ended up using it only as a guide for topics to study; the rest of the material we ended... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Aleksandr Ovcharenko
The book came on time and the book is brand new as it is described. I am very happy with the order.Published on December 31, 2012 by Ka Lun Wong
Other reviewers have said a lot worth saying. This is a very good, five star book, but it has flaws. Read morePublished on May 14, 2011 by Lucius Schoenbaum
The motivation is nonexistent, and the examples are trivial. If you want to learn anything you have to trudge through exercises which require techniques that are not addressed in... Read morePublished on March 1, 2010 by Mark Twain
Here's my impression after doing the first 30 pages: What makes this a really good book is the exercises. Not too hard, always interesting. Read morePublished on July 19, 2005 by Daniel Lindhardt