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Book Information:

Author: Franz Georg Timmesfeld
Title: Abstract root subgroups and simple groups of Lie-type
Additional book information: Birkhäuser-Verlag, Basel, Boston, Berlin, 2001, xiii + 389 pp., ISBN 3-7643-6532-3, $125.00

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Review Information:

Reviewer: Richard Weiss
Affiliation: Tufts University
Email: rweiss@tufts.edu
Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 40 (2003), 151-154
MSC (2000): Primary 20G15
Published electronically: October 17, 2002
Review copyright: © Copyright 2002 American Mathematical Society
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