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Book Information:

Author: Michael W. Davis
Title: The geometry and topology of Coxeter groups
Additional book information: London Mathematical Society Monographs Series, 32, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2008, xvi+584 pp., ISBN 978-0-691-13138-2

Author: Ross Geoghegan
Title: Topological methods in group theory
Additional book information: Graduate Texts in Mathematics, 243, Springer, New York, 2008, xiv+473 pp., ISBN 978-0-387-74611-1

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Review Information:

Reviewer: John Meier
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics Lafayette College Easton, Pennsylvania
Email: meierj@lafayette.edu
Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 50 (2013), 347-352
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0273-0979-2012-01384-8
Published electronically: July 24, 2012
Review copyright: © Copyright 2012 American Mathematical Society