I am grateful to Laura Lewin, executive editor, for believing in me and giving me an opportunity to create this work.
My gratitude to Songlin Qiu who, as a development editor, offered significant feedback that shaped these chapters. She played a vital role in improving the structure and the quality of information.
I must thank James Becwar, Romin Irani, and Prashant Thakkar (Pandhi), the technical reviewers, for their excellent, detailed review of the work and the many helpful comments and suggestions they made.
Special thanks to Karen Gill, the copy editor, for first-class structural and language editing. I appreciate her efforts in enhancing the contents of the book and making it sound polished.
Big and ongoing thanks to Olivia ...