This book has been nothing but a pleasure to read! The author presents the information at just the right level of detail -- not overly technical, but more than precise enough to give the reader a concrete understanding of the information presented. References are conveniently placed right at the end of each chapter, in addition to an "Explore More" section for further study.
Everything in the book is clear and easy to understand, complemented by plenty of charts and diagrams. Study questions at the end of each chapter really help to solidify the information presented. There are a number of typos, as to be expected, but nothing serious enough to cause confusion.
The author notes that his main concern is the audience of this book. After all, most students reading it aren't likely to go on to do research on memory. From the preface:
"[...] I have tried to write this book with the goals, interests, and backgrounds of the majority of the students in mind, while still providing enough information and detail to satisfy the 'memory' student."
As one of these few "memory students" who does indeed plan on researching memory much further, I can wholeheartedly say that the author succeeded in satisfying the minority, and I'm confident the majority will find this book to be very a enjoyable read as well.
I actually pre-ordered this book in late 2016 (deciding to wait for this new addition instead of buying the 2nd edition), and it has been many times worth the months-long wait. I could not recommend this book enough!
- Hardcover: 656 pages
- Publisher: Routledge; 3rd New edition edition (14 March 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1138665401
- ISBN-13: 978-1138665408
- Product Dimensions:: 17.8 x 25.4 cm
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 Kg
- Customer reviews: 5 customer ratings