- Paperback: 360 pages
- Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 2nd edition (April 13, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1405158077
- ISBN-13: 978-1405158077
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.7 x 9.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 20 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #45,423 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It's very annoying that the index in the back of the kindle version doesn't link to passages in the book.