Introduction- This book covers almost every topic that an undergraduate applied mathematics student could expect to encounter in their studies. It is a HUGE book, at 1156 pages plus appendicies. Contents- Ordinary Differential Equations Linear Algebra, Vector Calculus Fourier Analysis and Partial Differential Equations Complex Analysis Numerical Methods Optimization, Graphs Probability and Statistics [/list=1] Pros and Cons- The positives for this book, are as I've said, it covers almost everything. The negatives are that it is maybe a bit expensive for a new copy, (not to bad for a second hand copy). I have no idea how much it is in countries other than Australia, but I know it is a bit pricey here. Conclusion- I think this book is great, and it is already serving me well, and I've only had it for a month. I guess it is up to you to way up the pro's and cons.