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Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society

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

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Book Review

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Book Information:

Authors: Burak Ozbagci and András I. Stipsicz
Title: Surgery on contact 3-manifolds and Stein surfaces
Additional book information: Springer-Verlag, Berlin; János Bolyai Mathematical Society, Budapest, 2004, 281 pp., ISBN 3-540-22944-2, US$89.95$; ISBN 963-9453-03-X

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  • Review Information:

    Reviewer: John B. Etnyre
    Affiliation: Georgia Institute of Technology
    Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 43 (2006), 429-434
    Published electronically: April 19, 2006
    Review copyright: © Copyright 2006 American Mathematical Society
    The copyright for this article reverts to public domain 28 years after publication.