A unique, holistic approach to understanding fecal bacteria. * Offers a balanced, integrated discussion of fecal bacteria and their presence and ecology in the intestinal tract of mammals, in the environment, and in the food supply. * Covers the use of fecal bacteria to examine and assess water quality to offer protection from illnesses related to swimming in or ingesting contaminated water, in addition to discussing their use in engineering considerations of water quality, modeling, monitoring, and regulations. * Includes perspectives from an internationally recognized group of experts that integrates medicine, public health, environmental, and microbiological topics. * Serves as a resource for microbiologists, clinicians, animal scientists, engineers, environmental scientists, food safety experts, water quality managers, and students. This title is published by the American Society of Microbiology Press and distributed by Taylor and Francis in rest of world territories.