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Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society

Published by the American Mathematical Society, the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society (BULL) is devoted to research articles of the highest quality in all areas of pure and applied mathematics.

ISSN 1088-9485 (online) ISSN 0273-0979 (print)

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Book Review

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Book Information:

Authors: Gerhard Burde and Heiner Zieschang
Title: Knots
Additional book information: DeGruyter Studies in Mathematics, vol. 5, Walter DeGruyter, Berlin, New York, 1985, x+399 pp., $49.95. ISBN 0-89925-014-9.

Author: Louis H. Kauffman
Title: On knots
Additional book information: Annals of Mathematics Studies, vol. 115, Princeton University Press, Princeton, N.J., 1987, xv+480 pp., $50.00 ($18.95 paperback). ISBN 0-691-08434-3.

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  • Review Information:

    Reviewer: Joan S. Birman
    Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 19 (1988), 550-558