This is an extensively revised version of the very successfulCombinatorial Designs: Construction Methods
which was published in 1990 by Ellis Horwood and is now out of print. A new chapter on league schedules is now included, dealing with round robin tournaments, venue sequences, and carry over effects. Balanced tournament designs, double schedules, and bridge tournament designs are also covered, and there is some material on whist tournaments. The presentation is clear and reable. Throughout, the historical development of the material is emphasized. There are plenty of examples and exercises giving detailed constructions, and a copious bibliography is provided. The author is internationally respected as an expositor, and this book provides an excellent text and reference book for researchers.