By the final chapter, you realise you've been reading a crazy rewrite of The Maltese Falcon.
Necropolis Awakened needed a rewrite and a recasting to work as something special.
Each person writes a piece, and then they pass it on and then next person rewrites it and then passes on their rewrite and the next person rewrites that.
This Seventh Edition represents a complete rewrite of the previous edition culled from suggestions made by students and colleagues in academia and industry.
It looks like it was a simple rewrite of the Sunday Times piece though, so we're still only getting the story from one side.
It's a rewrite but the sensibility is all present and correct.
The coordinating committee at that time predicted that the next revision would be a rewrite in 1997-8, so a new version is overdue.
But almost all of the goals of the final rewrite on a book like this are practical ones.
As you can see, this chapter was a MAJOR rewrite .
The manual could use a through rewrite , reorganization, and editing to make the English understandable, but who reads the manual anyway?