What Next?

  • Alistair Moffat
  • Andrew Turpin
Part of the The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 669)


It is much harder to write the last chapter of a book than to write the first one. At the beginning, the objective is clear — you must set the scene, be full of effusive optimism, and paint a rosy picture of what the book is intended to achieve. But by the time your reader reaches the final chapter there is no scope for lily-gilding, and for better or for worse, they have formed an opinion as to the validity and usefulness of your work.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alistair Moffat
    • 1
  • Andrew Turpin
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of MelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Curtin University of TechnologyAustralia

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