The 370-page book Machine Vision Algorithms and Applications is geared toward electrical and mechanical engineers, students of electrical engineering, and physics and informatics, and to those working in the sensor, automation and optical industries. The first section covers image acquisition, including illumination, lenses, cameras and bus systems, while the second part addresses the algorithms, including data structures, image enhancement and transformations, segmentation, feature extraction, morphology, template matching, stereo reconstruction and camera calibration. Among the application areas discussed are wafer dicing, reading serial numbers and measuring spark plugs, and the inspection of print, surfaces and ball grid arrays. Companion software is available. Carsten Steger, Markus Ulrich and Christian Wiedemann; Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany, 2008; €39.90; $58.60.