Errata list for the seventh editionIt is sometimes stated that books should never contain production errors, that standards are falling and that shortcuts are being made. As an author I am always impressed by the checking systems of publishers and don’t see any less effort being made over the various editions of the book. And I have observed that most examination systems regularly produce the papers with errors, despite great rigour of checking systems.
We have never let any significant text errors through the system, but a technical book full of special symbols and formulas and oddities of layout is many times more challenging to check than a publication that is simply prose; like the complete works of Charles Dickens! I do take ultimate responsibility, but also ask for understanding.