"...should find an enthusiastic following, and the author is to be congratulated on a job well done." American Scientist
"...a fine book, certainly the one that I would choose as the text for an introductory course on solitons." SIAM Review
"All things considered, I cannot think of a clearer introduction to the subject from a mathematical point of view." Physics Today
"...an excellent book, achieving its goals both concisely and comprehensively." John G. Harris, Applied Mechanics Review
The mathematical technique known as the Inverse Scattering Transform is introduced clearly, rather than rigorously, in an explanation of the generation and properties of solitons and their applications.