Written for scientists, optical engineers and graduate students, the book Sculptured Thin Films: Nanoengineered Morphology and Optics details thin-film morphology together with the response characteristics of optical sculptured thin-film devices. Beginning with an overview and history of the field, the 324-page publication offers chapters devoted to physical vapor deposition methods for the films, engineering of the morphology, macroscopic electromagnetism, and the optics of columnar and sculptured nematic and chiral thin films. A section on optical applications of chiral films covers filters, sensors and emitters. A companion CD contains Mathematica programs for use with the formalisms presented. Akhlesh Lakhtakia and Russell Messier; SPIE Press, Bellingham, Wash., 2005; $63, SPIE members; $75 nonmembers.