The 374-page book Microfluidics for Biotechnology explores an approach to the study and manipulation of proteins, cells and macromolecules such as DNA, in vitro and in living organisms. Through equations, illustrations and experimental examples, it details the behavior of various types of micro-/nanoparticles and macromolecules. Microfluidic theory and the mechanics of microflows and microdrops are examined as well as the diffusion of biochemical species and microparticles, including continuous-flow and discrete Monte Carlo methods. This volume, which is part of the “Microelectromechanical Systems Series,” also addresses the transport and dispersion of biochemical species and particles. An index is included. Jean Berthier and Pascal Silberzan; Artech House, Norwood, Mass., 2006; $109.