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Book Information:

Author: Oliver Pretzel
Title: Codes and algebraic curves
Additional book information: Oxford Lecture Series in Mathematics and Its Applications, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1998, xii + 192 pp., ISBN 0-19-850039-4, $65.00

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Review Information:

Reviewer: Carlos Moreno
Affiliation: City University of New York
Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 36 (1999), 399-404
MSC (1991): Primary 94B27, 11T71, 14H05
Published electronically: June 8, 1999
Review copyright: © Copyright 1999 American Mathematical Society
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