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Book Information:

Authors: Albert W. Marshall and Ingram Olkin
Title: Inequalities: Theory of majorization and its applications
Additional book information: Mathematics in Science and Engineering, Vol. 143, Academic Press, New York, 1979, xx + 569 pp., $49.50.

Author: Y. L. Tong
Title: Probability inequalities in multivariate distributions
Additional book information: Probability and Mathematical Statistics, A Series of Monographs and Textbooks, Academic Press, New York, 1980, xiii + 239 pp., $ 29.50.

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Review Information:

Reviewer: J. H. B. Kemperman
Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 5 (1981), 319-324
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