From the reviews:
"[...]this book has to be highly recommended both to newcomers in fluid mechanics modelling and to confirmed researchers, since most recent results related to asymptotic analysis in this area can be found in this book."
(Mathematical Reviews 2003A, 2003)
"The author states that the goal of this book is to promote the use of asymptotic methods for developing simplified but rational models for the Navier-Stokes equations which can then be solved numerically to obtain appropriate descriptions of the flow. This is an extremely worthwhile objective because most of the relevant engineering computations are based on relatively adhoc models that are rife with internal inconsistencies. To my knowledge, this is the first book devoted to accomplishing the author’s stated objective." (Marvin E. Goldstein, SIAM Review, Vol. 45 (1), 2003)