The 576-page book Microscope Image Processing provides information on the theory, techniques and applications of the technology. Written by experts in the field, it contains in-depth analysis of methods and experimental results, taken from real-life examples. Image digitization and display, object measurement and classification, autofocusing and structured illumination are covered. The computational and algorithmic aspects of microscope image processing are emphasized. Material is presented on fluorescence, 3-D and time-lapse microscopy, microscope image enhancement, multispectral imaging and image data management, and on geometric, morphological and wavelet image processing. Qiang Wu, Fatima A. Merchant, Kenneth R. Castleman; Academic Press, an imprint of Elsevier, Burlington, Mass., 2008; $99.95.