Issue No. 05 - May (1979 vol. 12)
This is, as far as we know, the first book published on concurrent programming. Previously, this topic has been included in books on operating systems, a closely related but different subject. Books on operating systems usually consists of a survey of such topics as processor allocation, memory management, interrupts,I/O, file systems,process synchronization, batch and multi-programming systems, scheduling, deadlock, and protection. Even after reading several books of this nature, the reader is left feeling that he has been exposed to a number of complex problems yet has learned very little about designing and implementing even a modest operating system. If you have shared these feelings with us, you will welcome Brinch Hansen's most recent book.
"Book Reviews," in Computer, vol. 12, no. , pp. 102-103, 1979.