Malaria: BD Gupta, RK Maheswari, Pankaj Agarwal (eds)
This is a nicely designed book in a compact soft cover format. The cover and design look fine and appear appealing. The overall paper and print quality of the textbook is fair and readable.
The editors have done a commendable job in putting everything about malaria in a concise handbook. The historical aspects of malaria seem to very interesting, especially the early discovery of the malaria parasite by Charles LA Laveran and subsequent pioneering work of Sir Ronald Ross, who identified the malaria parasite in the mosquitoes. Both of them were awarded with Nobel Prizes for medicine and physiology in 1907 and 1902 respectively.
The ‘year’ of various historical facts is printed in bold letters, which seem to be out of place with the normal text.
A comprehensive list of all the mosquitoes (Anopheles sp.), which serve as vectors of malarial parasites have been described in detail in chapter 3 of the book. The life cycle of the various species of Plasmodiumhave been incorporated as color...