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Author: Joan S. Birman
Title: Braids, links, and mapping class groups
Additional book information: based on lecture notes by James Cannon, Annals of Mathematics Studies, No. 82, Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 1975, 228+ix pp., $8.50.
Reviewer: W. Magnus
Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 82 (1976), 42-45