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Book Information:

Author: J. H. Conway
Title: On numbers and games
Additional book information: Academic Press, London, New York, San Francisco, 1976, ix + 238 pp., $26.50.

Author: D. E. Knuth
Title: Surreal numbers
Additional book information: Addison-Wesley, Reading, Massachusetts, 1976, 119 pp.

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Review Information:

Reviewer: Aviezri S. Fraenkel
Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 84 (1978), 1328-1336
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