A tremendous amount of work went into bringing this book to the bookshelf, and all that work wasn’t done by me alone. Several factors combined to make the review process and the final production of this book a challenge.
First and foremost, I would like to thank John West, my editor and friend, who was amazingly patient and calm, even when there were technical challenges to overcome.
Next, we enlisted the help of more reviewers than usual. Four of these reviewers read the book from cover to cover and made excellent suggestions for improvements and found some subtle and obscure errors. So, kudos to Gerry Hobbs, Catherine Truxillo, Jeff Smith, and Marc Huber.
Other reviewers read chapters, particularly those where they had a particular ...