Introduction to Instrumentation, Sensors, and Process Control covers a variety of technologies and techniques that are used to ensure quality in manufacturing processes. With equations, illustrations and explanations of terminology, the 347-page reference manual covers the use of microprocessors for analog and digital processing, as well as signal conditioning. Electronics and microelectromechanical systems are discussed, along with various types of sensors used to measure physical variables, such as flow, pressure and temperature. Sections focus on types of valves and actuators used for flow control and on how to use Fieldbus protocols with smart sensors and programmable logic controllers. Charts, diagrams and references are provided. William C. Dunn; Artech House, Norwood, Mass., 2006; $129.