This book is a remarkable source of very specific information on a diversity of important zoonotic parasites and pathogens. The authors indicate that part of the rationale for this book was to allay fears of zoonotic diseases, and to describe simple precautions that prevent exposure. But the book is much more than that, and it will be an invaluable guide even to professionals working with various aspects of wildlife, including managers, hunters and biologists. One reason for the high value of this book lies in the organization of the contents, and the ease with which information on any specific disease can be accessed. A second reason for the high marks is the quality of the information provided, and it makes one appreciate the amount of research that the authors invested in this project. The book is divided into 7 sections each covering the major groups of zoonotic pathogens: Bacteria,...

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