## Contents of Volume 38, Number 2

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- Portrait of Alexander (1888-1971)
- I. M. James PDF
- Bull. Amer. Math. Soc.
**38**(2001), 123-129

- Resolution of singularities and modular Galois theory
- Shreeram S. Abhyankar PDF
- Bull. Amer. Math. Soc.
**38**(2001), 131-169

- Noncommutative curves and noncommutative surfaces
- J. T. Stafford and M. Van den Bergh PDF
- Bull. Amer. Math. Soc.
**38**(2001), 171-216

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- Simplicial homotopy theory, by Paul G. Goerss and John F. Jardine.
- Reviewer: Brayton Gray

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- Bull. Amer. Math. Soc.
**38**(2001), 217-220

- An introduction to the theory of local zeta functions, by Jun-ichi Igusa.
- Reviewer: Margaret Robinson

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- Bull. Amer. Math. Soc.
**38**(2001), 221-227

- 4-manifolds and Kirby calculus, by Robert Gompf and András Stipsicz.
- Reviewer: Dave Auckly

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- Bull. Amer. Math. Soc.
**38**(2001), 229-234

- Inverse Galois theory, by G. Malle and B. H. Matzat.
- Reviewer: Helmut VĂ¶lklein

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- Bull. Amer. Math. Soc.
**38**(2001), 235-243

- Rings, modules, and algebras in stable homotopy theory, by A. D. Elmendorf, I. Kriz, M. A. Mandell and M. Cole J. P. May.
- Equivariant homotopy and cohomology theory, by 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.
- A concise course in algebraic topology, by J. P. May.
- Reviewer: John McCleary

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- Bull. Amer. Math. Soc.
**38**(2001), 245-250

- Harmonic maps, loop groups, and integrable systems, by M. A. Guest.
- Reviewer: Josef Dorfmeister

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- Bull. Amer. Math. Soc.
**38**(2001), 251-254

- Quasiconformal Teichmüller theory, by F. P. Gardiner and N. Lakic.
- Reviewer: Irwin Kra

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- Bull. Amer. Math. Soc.
**38**(2001), 255-265

- Birational geometry of algebraic varieties, by János Kollár and with the collaboration of C. H. Clemens and A. Corti Shigefumi Mori.
- Reviewer: Yujiro Kawamata

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- Bull. Amer. Math. Soc.
**38**(2001), 267-272