Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Its Applications. 17. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. xvii, 238 p. £17.95; $ 29.95 (1997).
The book is a paperback version of M. Lothaire
’s “Combinatorics on words”. First published in 1983 (Zbl 0514.20045
), it is now a well recognized reference on the subject. This edition, dedicated to the memory of Marcel-Paul Schützenberger, contains many corrections but no chapter has been updated. It is worth mentioning the comment by Dominique Perrin
in the preface explaining the origin of the name Lothaire.