The Brief Teaching Edition of International Tables for Crystallography Volume A is a handy and inexpensive tool for researchers and students wishing to familiarize themselves with the use of the space-group tables in Volume A. This condensed, inexpensive version of Volume A consists of:
(i) complete descriptions of the 17 plane groups, useful for the teaching of symmetry;
(ii) 24 selected space-group examples, of varying complexity and distributed over all seven crystal systems;
(iii) those basic text sections of Volume A that are necessary for the understanding and handling of space groups.
This volume is designed for use in classroom teaching, and also serves as a useful laboratory handbook because the 24 examples include most of the frequently occurring space groups, for both organic and inorganic crystals.
More information on the series can be found at: http://it.iucr.org