This book is dedicated to the many students who have been in my courses for the last 40 years. You have taught me a lot; I deeply appreciate this unique learning experience. I hope your lives have been rewarding. This book seeks to continue as coach and aide, passing on to new students what we together have learned.
This book has benefited from comments of numerous persons. I owe special thanks to Richard Bogartz, Edward Karpp, Pamela Moses, Charles Reichardt, Anne Schlottmann, Ewart Thomas, and James Zalinski. Many others have made helpful comments on various issues and sections. Among these are James Alexander, Gwendolyn Alexander, James Anderson, Mark Appelbaum, Margaret Armstrong, Ann Norman Atkinson, Rita Atkinson, Eileen Beier, Michael Birnbaum, Donnie Bocko, Lyle Bourne, Gordon Bower, Clifford Butzin, Robert Calfee, Edward Carr, Jenny Cantor, John Clavadetscher, Diane Cuneo, Claire Ernhart, Robert Farber, Arthur Farkas, Philip Gallo, William Gayer, Anthony Greenwald, Reid Hastie, Wilfried Hommers, Stephen Hubert, James Jaccard, Beth Jaworski, Martin Kaplan, Eileen Karsh, Lucille Kirsch, James Kulik, Andrius Kulikauskas, Anita Lampel, Irwin Levin, Stephen Link, Frank Logan, Lola Lopes, Jordan Louviere, Tracy Love-Geffen, Donald MacLeod, Irving Maltzman, George Mandler, Jean Mandler, Sergio Masin, Mark McDaniel, Jennifer McDowell, William McGill, William McGuire, Craig McKenzie, Colleen Surber Moore, Philip Moore, Etienne Mullet, Gregg Oden, Allen Osman, Allen Parducci, Mary Pendery, Joan Prentice, Mike Rinck, Maria Teresa Sastre, Shlomo Sawilowsky, Sandra Scarr, Laura Schreibman, John Shaughnessy, Juliet Shaffer, James Shanteau, Ling-Po Shiu, Ramadhar Singh, Cheryl Graesser Stecher, Jeff Steinberg, Saul Steinberg, Billy Vaughn, John Verdi, Mingshen Wang, David Weiss, Ben Williams, Wendy Williams, Friedrich Wilkening, John Wixted, Yuval Wolf, Chungfang Yang, Gregory Zarow, and Shu-Hong Zhu.