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Authors: P. Nowak and G. Yu
Title: Large scale geometry
Additional book information: EMS Textbooks in Mathematics, European Mathematical Society, Z\"urich, 2012, xiv+189 pp., ISBN 978-3-03719-112-5, \geneuro{}38.00, $41.80

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  • Review Information:

    Reviewer: Shmuel Weinberger
    Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, University of Chicago
    Email: shmuel@math.uchicago.edu
    Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 52 (2015), 141-149
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/S0273-0979-2014-01460-0
    Published electronically: August 20, 2014
    Review copyright: © Copyright 2014 American Mathematical Society