… a very thorough introduction … the book is ideal for a postgraduate student just beginning a Ph.D. in numerical astrophysics or for an undergraduate with a numerical project. However, it also offers more advanced researchers and professionals [with] a clear and useful reminder of the important issues involved in numerical algorithms. … The codes make an interesting addition to the book in that they allow the reader to actually try out … some of the numerical algorithms discussed in the book. …
—Matthew Bate, Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics
The sweep of the book is impressive given its size. Even with the space constraint, room has been found for excellent discussions of code stability, starting with very simple examples, and including nice comparative discussions for various techniques . . . This is a most welcome and carefully thought out book that should help in the search for deeper subterranean seams.
—James Collett, Physical Sciences Educational Review, 2007, Vol. 8, No. 1