The subtitle accurately describes the bulk of this book (the second edition of the work). However, there are several chapters (such as one on lasers) on topics that relate to fiber optics but are not specifically about fiber optics, and a final chapter on laboratory safety and ethics.
 
I would describe this book as a hefty summary.  The author wishes to portray it as a textbook, but it is of interest to a much wider audience than just students, and furthermore, it includes much more material than could be covered even in a yearlong course.  Nevertheless, it could be a very useful reference for an instructor teaching a course on fiber optics.

Review by Albert Claus, Professor Emeritus of Physics, Loyola University Chicago

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