Reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of the field, the 396-page book Polymers and Light: Fundamentals and Technical Applications is designed to serve as a textbook for students and as a resource for polymer, physical and organic chemists, manufacturers of optoelectronic devices, chemical engineers and materials scientists. A section on the absorption of light and photophysical processes discusses luminescence, optical absorption, and time-resolved, IR and UV/VIS spectroscopy. Photoreactions in DNA, cellulose, and lignins and wood are described as well as technical developments in the areas of polymers as chemical sensors, turn-off fluorescence detection, and image and optical fiber sensors. Charts, diagrams, references and a subject index are provided. Wolfram Schnabel; Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany, 2007; $175.