Preface

“Things have not changed that much in the past eight years,” was our thought entering into this fourth edition. “How hard could it be to update the book?” A year and a half later, and with three more experts recruited, our task is done. We could probably spend another year editing and elaborating, at which time there would be easily a hundred more articles and presentations to fold in. As a data point, we made a Google Doc of references that is more than 170 pages long, with about 20 references and related notes on each page. Some references we cite could and do each take up a full section in some other book. A few of our chapters, such as that on shadows, have entire books dedicated to their subjects. While creating more work for us, ...

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