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Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society
Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society
ISSN 1088-9485(online) ISSN 0273-0979(print)

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Book Information

Author: Jacques Tits
Title: Buildings of spherical type and finite $BN$-pairs
Additional book information Lecture Notes in Mathematics, no. 386, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 1974, 299+x pp., $9.90.

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Review Information

Reviewer: Charles W. Curtis
Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 81 (1975), 652-657
PII: S 0002-9904(1975)13808-0