"It is gracefully written and beautifully organized, making it a pleasure to read. The authoresses make much use of rhetorical questioning to introduce economy and directness into the text; but rather than being obtrusive, which this device can easily become, it succeedss in engaging the reader directly, and clarifies the structure of arguments. It is an elementary book, but neither simplistic nor condescending."Times Literary Supplement, April.
"This is a good book. It is compact, yet thorough; clear, yet not shallow. It covers more topics, in a short but effective manner, than any other general introduction I have seen." George Graham, University of Alabama "An excellent book, clearly written. It is thorough, yet concise, deals clearly with complex problems and has a thorough coverage of the subject." Timothy Eccles, Kingston University "This informative and challenging introduction provides a pleasingly wide coverage of topics. Its clear, direct style will surely stimulate the reader's appetite for more - just what an introduction should do." Margaret Chatterjee, Westminster College, Oxford