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Book Information:

Author: M. A. Guest
Title: Harmonic maps, loop groups, and integrable systems
Additional book information: London Mathematical Society Student Texts 38, Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, UK, 1997, xiii + 194 pp., ISBN 0-521-58932-0, $14.95, paperback

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Review Information:

Reviewer: Josef Dorfmeister
Affiliation: TU-Muenchen
Email: dorfm@mathematik.tu-muenchen.de
Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 38 (2001), 251-254
MSC (2000): Primary 58E20, 22E67, 37K10
Published electronically: December 27, 2000
Review copyright: © Copyright 2000 American Mathematical Society
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