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This book is flagrant plagiarism of previously published scientific articles by people other than Mr. I.R. Durrani.
All 17 chapters are copied, typically verbatim, from the scientific literature in physics and a few other places. Plagiarized work includes papers by S.C. Benzahra (Chapter 1), V.P. Dmitriyev (Chapters 2 and 3), M.V. Lokajicek (Chapter 4), P.M. Brown (Chapter 5), Alfred Ziegler (Chapter 6), Gordon McCabe (Chapter 7), Jaroslaw Zalesny (Chapter 8), Andrei Kirilyuk (Chapter 9), Andrei P. Kirilyuk (Chapter 10), Bikas K. Chakrabarti (Chapter 11), Mogens Jensen et al. (Chapter 12), A. S. Elgazzar et al. (Chapter 13), Theodore E. Liolios (Chapter 14), Serge Galam and Alain Mauger (Chapter 15), Diederik Aerts (Chapter 16), and Slobodan Prvanovic (Chapter 17).
Even the introduction is plagiarized, largely from The World of Physics (Vol 1-Aristotelian Cosmos and the Newtonian System; Vol 2-Einstein Universe and the Bohr Atom; Vol 3-Evolutionary Cosmos and the Limits of Science).
You can read more about Durrani's plagiarism efforts by googling for "masterpiece of plagiarism" (first hit) and reading the in-depth analysis of Zahir Ebrahim and Ehsan Leghari who uncovered and documented these offenses.
In short, DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK.
Amazon, if you read these reviews, you should remove this book from your inventory. Do not support plagiarism.
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Initial post: Feb 17, 2015 2:13:16 AM PST
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Sheila (NJ) says:
Actually what Amazon meant by their response was that Mr. Clauset's review does not violate copyright infringement. Your response to his review is not helping your cause.
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John Duncan says:
There seems to be a lot of evidence of your plagiarism in various places, so probably Mr Clauset felt it wasn't necessary to add any more.
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Ijaz Durrani says:
No comment--the allegation is frivolous( unsubstantiated)
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Ijaz Durrani says:
The title " Scientific Writings" has been retracted with effect from 24th October 2014 by annulling the Publishing Agreement b/w the M/s Melrosebooks , Ely, UK ( the publisher ) and Dr. I.R Durrani ( the author) , de jure rendering the book null and void.
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