Covering applications, basic principles and advanced concepts in the discipline, the 219-page book Advanced Materials and Techniques for Radiation Dosimetry discusses radiation sensing using thin and thick films, and gamma radiation dosimetry using metal oxides and polymers. Sections address such areas as the biological effects of radiation, medical use of ionization radiation, and the effect of radiation on optical and electrical properties of materials, including optical absorption and absorption spectra of amorphous solids. Sensor arrays and multiple sensor materials incorporated into an array also are covered, along with commercially available dosimetry equipment. Charts, diagrams and references are provided. Khalil Arshak and Olga Korostynska, eds.; Artech House Inc., Norwood, Mass., 2006; $139.