Subjects covered in the five-volume Encyclopedia of Modern Optics include LEDs, lasers, light and optics, optical fibers and systems, optical materials and instruments, and atomic and molecular physics, along with their applications in control and manufacturing, data processing and storage, engineering, defense, medicine, biology, oceanography and environmental studies. Written for researchers, teachers and lecturers, and graduate and undergraduate students, the 2400-page set includes more than 260 articles, followed by references for further reading. Scientists who were pioneers in laser development have contributed historical articles to the set. Bob D. Guenther, ed.; Elsevier Academic, San Diego, 2004; $1795.