Volume II of David Mumford Selected Papers was published by Springer Science + Business Media, LLC in July 2010, ISBN 978-0-387-72491-1. This is the story of a journey of the three editors, Amnon Neeman, Takahiro Shiota and Ching-Li Chai with the world's second largest publisher in science, technology and medicine.
In spirit, the main narrative tries to be a restaurant review. A restaurant review tells the reader what to expect if he dines there tonight; the review should be informative, but otherwise light and entertaining, and should not take itself too seriously. There is a world famous Springer restaurant, founded in 1842 by the acclaimed chef Julius Springer. Recently the three of us had a lousy meal at their New York branch, stretching over three years. Out of a possible five stars we'd be inclined to give them half a star, if we were in a very generous mood we might be willing to go up to one whole star. The story is our report on this meal; we hope others might find it useful.