Normally, we do not include reviews for new editions of previously published books. However, I am making an exception in this case. One of my reasons for doing so is that the newest edition of this book is so much better than any of the former versions. Moreover, John is the publisher, as well as the author, of the newest edition. He has gambled that he will recover the cost for publishing. I hope that he does.

I have been teaching parasitology at both the undergraduate and graduate levels for a number of years. Over this period of time, I have used a number of textbooks, most of which have been very good in many ways and not so much in others. For example, these books are not satisfactory as teaching tools for the laboratory. They are simply not designed for that purpose. For the...

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