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Well written and informative, but ...
on 24 February 2012
The content of this Kindle e-book is scholarly, well written and interesting. However, the text includes many 'typos' which makes the reading experience disjointed and problematical. The text appears to have been scanned and OCR'd but proof-reading has been very cursory. Lots of mis-spellings; some are obvious, but in others the underlying word or number is not clear. A single letter 'm' replaces the word 'in' on several instances. There is a liberal profusion of 'orphan quotes' e.g a single quote (') at the end of a sentence which is not balanced by an opening quote; most, but not all, are spurious. There is a passage which supposedly contains a section in italics, which the author refers to; perhaps in the printed version, but not in the Kindle one.
This is unfortunate, because the content of the book itself is excellent. I suggest Amazon need to improve their quality control. Perhaps I should buy the printed book in order to discover what the Kindle version should say??