Part of the Topics in Fluorescence Spectroscopy series, Radiative Decay Engineering discusses trends, key topics and emerging disciplines in the fields of plasmonics and biophotonics. Targeted to academics, bench scientists and industry professionals, the 475-page collection describes the principles for broad use of the engineering in nanotechnology and the biosciences. It includes chapters written by experts in such areas as surface plasmon-coupled emission, fluorophore-metallic surface interaction, noble metal nanoparticle biosensors, near-field scanning optical microscopy, and the preparation of noble metal colloids and selected structures. Charts, diagrams, references and an index are included. Chris D. Geddes and Joseph R. Lakowicz, eds.; Springer Science+Business Media Inc., New York, 2005; $149.