The text is an excellent introduction to the methods, tools, and applications in Graph Theory. The exposition is student friendly, but not light weight. There are challenges to the reader, but no masochistic or tedious ones. The text includes a lot of source code. When I think about the class I was taking when I completed this text, it was a class in which the author or authors had some familiarity with the subject, but not with all of the mathematical nuances, and so they prepared a nice set of challenges for the student to either complete or hopefully resolve. The text also includes a useful set of undergraduate project ideas. I would recommend this book to anyone who is pursuing a graduate course in Graph Theory. Any undergraduates working on a research project in the area, or any who want an excellent reference text are likely to enjoy this work. It is interesting to see the ways in which Math researchers have extended the boundaries of Graph Theory. I would recommend this work to anyone, but it is especially suited to the interested student.
A well crafted and challenging text with exercises and homework that were both challenging and interesting. I chose this book for use in a graduate algebra/graph theory course. I dont believe it was a particularly challenging textbook for me, as it wasnt overly technical. The exercises on the other hand, were a good challenge, and the homework was also a good format. There are many exercises and problems that are 'true open problems' and well worth solving. I do hope that the references cited are current as the work is almost ten years old. 3d9ccd7d82