"It is clear that a lot of care has been taken in the production of this book, something that indicates the authors' love for the subject. This book should now become the standard text for the subject."--Stephen P Humphries, Mathematical Reviews
"[T]his is a very pleasant and appealing book and it is an excellent reference for any reader willing to learn about this fascinating part of mathematics."--Raquel Díaz, Álvaro Martínez, European Mathematical Society
About the Author
Benson Farb is professor of mathematics at the University of Chicago. He is the editor of "Problems on Mapping Class Groups and Related Topics" and the coauthor of "Noncommutative Algebra". Dan Margalit is assistant professor of mathematics at Georgia Institute of Technology.