I would like to dedicate this book to my loving parents Morrell and Maria Avram. They have always given me and my family unconditional support and love. Thank you!
To my wife Robin for all of her love and being my best friend. To my sons Robert and Jacob, thank you for always bringing joy, love, and wonder to my life. I am very proud of you both.
I would like to dedicate this textbook to my parents, Morrell and Maria Avram, who have provided me with their love and support my entire life. To my beautiful wife, Alison. Thank you for your love, understanding and support. To my wonderful children Rachel, Alexander and Noah. Thank you for inspiring me with your love, joy and accomplishments.
To my parents, Marion and Paul Ratner, for always being there, to my children, Xanthe and Evan Thomas, for their love and support, and to Paul Heller, for his kindness, love, and understanding.