Parasites of North American Freshwater Fishes, Second Edition, by Glenn L. Hoffman. Comstock Publishing Associates, a division of Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York. 1999. 539 p. ISBN 0-8014-3409-2.

Thirty-two years ago, Glenn Hoffman published the first version of this book. I remember it well because I was teaching a field parasitology course at the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station of Michigan State University, and depended to a very great extent on various fish parasites to use for examples in class study. As a result, the book was canonical as a source of information, and it continued to serve me well as I moved elsewhere in subsequent years. I know from personal knowledge that others who worked with fish parasites were equally served by the book. My copy of the first edition has become worn and threadbare, and the new version is a welcome addition to my personal library.

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