LaTeX is the world's leading tool for typesetting written scientific and academic documents. Now, four of the world's most authoritative guides to LaTeX are available together for the first time, in an attractive, specially priced gift box. The Essential LaTeX Library Boxed Set is the definitive LaTeX resource -- and an outstanding gift to serious scientific and academic computer users. This set begins with LaTeX: A Document Preparation System, Second Edition, the definitive introduction to LaTeX by its original architect, Leslie Lamport. It also contains three outstanding LaTeX companion guides. You get The LaTeX Companion, the perfect complement to Lamport's guide. The LaTeX Graphics Companion provides the first full description of the standard LaTeX color and graphics packages. Finally, the set includes The LaTeX Web Companion, the complete guide to publishing LaTeX documents on the Web. For anyone working with LaTeX, the #1 computer typesetting software for academic and scientific professionals.
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This attractively priced boxed set comprises the four most authoritative books on the LaTeX software system for typesetting documents. Because LaTeX is especially good for technical documents and is freely available for almost any computer system, it has become a lingua franca of the scientific world. The first book in the set, written by LaTeX's creator, Leslie Lamport, offers a concise user guide and reference manual for novices and experts alike. The next three books, whose authors have taken a lead role in the development and dissemination of LaTeX's most recent versions, provide further information on tools and techniques available for more complex typesetting needs, for incorporating graphics into documents, and for publishing technical text on the Web. Whether you are new to LaTeX or want to be sure that your LaTeX library is current and complete, you will find a useful place for this set on your reference shelf.
Michel Goossens is past president of the TeX Users Group. A research physicist at CERN, where the Web paradigm was born, he is responsible for LaTeX, HTML, SGML, and, more recently, XML support for scientific documents.
Leslie Lamport, a computer scientist, is well known for his contributions to concurrent computing and distributed systems. His "Time, Clocks, and the Ordering of Events in a Distributed System" paper has been honored for its enduring influence on the field. Lamport is also known for creating the LaTeX typesetting system and the best-selling book, LaTeX, Second Edition, which documents it (Addison-Wesley, 1994). Now at Microsoft Research in Mountain View, California, he began his work on TLA+ at the Digital (later Compaq) Systems Research Center in Palo Alto. Lamport, who earned his Ph.D. in mathematics from Brandeis University, is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
Frank Mittelbach is manager of the LaTeX3 Project, in which capacity he oversaw the release of LaTeX 2e. He is the editor of a series of publications on tools and techniques for computer typesetting.
Sebastian Rahtz is Past Secretary of TUG, a cofounder of CTAN, creator of the TeX Live CD-ROM, and a co-author of The LaTeX Graphics Companion. He is an IT analyst at Elsevier Science Ltd.
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