Part of the “Engineering in Medicine & Biology” series, Biomedical Surfaces addresses artificial implant surfaces, including the interactions between biomaterials and biological media. The 288-page resource explores processes and surface modifications that occur in various biological and nonbiological interfaces, and provides guidance with related design, materials selection and manufacturing concerns. Chapters cover areas such as cell and tissue interactions with artificial surfaces; the metrology of biomedical surfaces; and surface generation, engineering and coating, including laser micromachining, plasma modification, and physical and chemical vapor deposition. Prospects for smart- and nanomaterials are discussed. Charts, diagrams, references and an index are provided. Jeremy Ramsden; Artech House Inc., Norwood, Mass., 2008; $99.