If first impressions are worth anything (and they usually are), I would have to admit that my first impression of the second edition of Gerd Keiser's now popular text Optical Fiber Communications was quite good. My compliments are hereby extended to the publisher for choosing a rather handsome cover and dust jacket. It stands in strong contrast to the text's first edition, which still ranks as probably the ugliest book I own, with color choices ranging from dull cream and "baby" blue to pale pink! I am now happy to say that this older version has been discretely·retired to the lower reaches of my furthest office bookshelf, down near my few remaining college texts on psychology and chemistry and a long-forgotten copy of David Singmaster's classic Notes on Rubik's Magic Cube.
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Duncan, Bradley D., "Review: 'Optical Fiber Communications' (2nd edition), by Gerd Keiser" (1992). Electro-Optics and Photonics Faculty Publications. 36.