From the Author
- Please be aware that the "New International Edition" (ISBN 978-1292026213) and perhaps some other international editions of this book are significantly abridged. In the cases I am aware of, these versions are missing Chapter 8, Appendices A and B, the Preface, Suggested Reading, and Index. Check the page count: The complete book should be 422 pages plus 10 pages of front matter (with Roman numerals); the abridged versions are typically advertised to be only 336 pages. I apologize to all readers who have unintentionally ended up with abridged versions. The abridgments were made without my knowledge and I have no control over their publication. In some parts of the world the price for an abridged version is actually more than the U.S. price for the complete hardcover version (ISBN 978-0201380279).
- The complete Preface and Table of Contents, along with some supplementary material, can be found on the author's web site.