"...this second edition merits the same five stars as the first."
"The book is written in a very engaging and fluid style. The understanding of the content is aided tremendously by the very large number of beautiful lattice diagrams...The book provides a wonderful and accessible introduction to lattice theory, of equal interest to both computer scientists and mathematicians."
Jonathan Cohen, SIGACT News
The importance of ordered structures is addressed here. Ordered structures have been increasingly recognized in recent years due to an explosion of interest in theoretical computer science and all areas of discrete mathematics. Exposure to elementary abstract algebra and the rotation of set theory are the only prerequisites for this text, intended primarily as a textbook. The level is suitable for advanced undergraduates and first year graduate students.For the new edition, much has been rewritten or expanded and new exercises have been added.