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New York: Knopf, 1980. First Edition. Hardcover. 25 cm, 554 pages appendices, notes, former owner's embossed seal cut from title page/verso, marginal line in ink noted on one page only. From Wikipedia: "Surveillance is the monitoring of the behavior, activities, or other changing information, usually of people for the purpose of influencing, managing, directing, or protecting them. This can include observation from a distance by means of electronic equipment, or interception of electronically transmitted information (such as Internet traffic or phone calls); and it can include simple, relatively no- or low-technology methods such as human intelligence agents and postal interception. Surveillance is used by governments for intelligence gathering, the prevention of crime, the protection of a process, person, group or object, or for the investigation of crime. It is also used by criminal organizations to plan and commit crimes such as robbery and kidnapping, and by businesses to gather intelligence. Surveillance is often a violation of privacy, and is opposed by various civil liberties groups and activists. Many nations have laws which restrict domestic government and private use of surveillance, usually limiting it to circumstances where public safety is at risk.