This textbook was truly a collaborative effort. We sincerely thank our coauthors and contributors for their expertise and the time and care that they dedicated to this project. Thank you also to those whose research served as our foundation; we hope that our extension of your work makes you proud.
Thank you to Quincy McDonald from F.A. Davis for seeing the value in our project. With great gratitude we thank Joanna Cain, Pamela Speh, and Gayle Crist of Auctorial Pursuits, Inc. for their guidance and patience with us throughout this endeavor.