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Authors: A. D. Elmendorf, I. Kriz, M. A. Mandell and M. Cole J. P. May
Title: Rings, modules, and algebras in stable homotopy theory
Additional book information: Mathematical Surveys and Monographs, no. 47, AMS, Providence, RI, 1997, xi + 249 pp., ISBN 0-8218-0638-6, $62.00

Authors: J. P. May, with contributions by M. Cole, G. Comezaña, S. Costenoble, A. D. Elmendorf, J. P. C. Greenlees, Jr. L. G. Lewis, R. J. Piacenza, G. Triantafillou and S. Waner
Title: Equivariant homotopy and cohomology theory
Additional book information: CBMS Regional Conference Series in Mathematics, no. 91, AMS, Providence, RI, 1996, xiii + 366 pp., ISBN 0-8128-0319-0, $49.00

Author: J. P. May
Title: A concise course in algebraic topology
Additional book information: Chicago Lectures in Mathematics, The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, 1999, ix + 247 pp., ISBN 0-226-51183-9, $18.00, paper

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Review Information:

Reviewer: John McCleary
Affiliation: Vassar College
Email: mccleary@vassar.edu
Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 38 (2001), 245-250
MSC (2000): Primary 55N20, 55P42, 19L47, 55M35, 55N91, 55P91, 55P92, 55Q91, 55R12, 55R91, 57R85, 55-01, 55N10, 55N15, 55N22, 55P05, 55P20, 55Q05, 55R05, 57M15; Secondary 19D99, 19L99, 55N22, 55T25, 18E30, 55P62, 57S17
Published electronically: December 27, 2000
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