ARIJIT CHAUDHURI and HORST STENGER are well known in sampling theory. The present book further confirms their reputation. Here the authors have undertaken the large task of surveying the sampling literature of the past few decades to provide a reference book for researchers in the area. They have done an excellent job. Starting with the unified theory the authors very clearly explain subsequent developments. In fact, even the most modern innovations of survey sampling, both methodological and theoretical, have found a place in this concise volume. In this connection I may specially mention the authors’ presentation of estimating functions. With its own distinctiveness, this book is indeed a very welcome addition to the already existing rich literature on survey sampling.