...m the table of contents, it is quite clear the volume does not aim to be a textbook on finite model theory. In fact, the preface refers to the three textbooks in finite model theory published to date =-=[4, 7, 6]-=- to claim that the goal of this volume is different. As the preface puts it, it “aims at highlighting applications” of finite model theory. To be precise, the theme of the book is built around some of...

...m the table of contents, it is quite clear the volume does not aim to be a textbook on finite model theory. In fact, the preface refers to the three textbooks in finite model theory published to date =-=[4, 7, 6]-=- to claim that the goal of this volume is different. As the preface puts it, it “aims at highlighting applications” of finite model theory. To be precise, the theme of the book is built around some of...

...m the table of contents, it is quite clear the volume does not aim to be a textbook on finite model theory. In fact, the preface refers to the three textbooks in finite model theory published to date =-=[4, 7, 6]-=- to claim that the goal of this volume is different. As the preface puts it, it “aims at highlighting applications” of finite model theory. To be precise, the theme of the book is built around some of...

...is somewhat non-standard and innovative. If it were not for its shorter length, this format and concept of text does have some resemblance with the notably successful genre commonly known as handbook =-=[1, 8, 5, 2]-=-. The criterion that divides the text into chapters is what the authors call “applications”, which I modestly understand by the less glamourous word “opportunities”. What I mean by this is that the ap...

...is somewhat non-standard and innovative. If it were not for its shorter length, this format and concept of text does have some resemblance with the notably successful genre commonly known as handbook =-=[1, 8, 5, 2]-=-. The criterion that divides the text into chapters is what the authors call “applications”, which I modestly understand by the less glamourous word “opportunities”. What I mean by this is that the ap...