The 276-page volume Luminescence: From Theory to Applications is targeted to chemists, electrochemists, materials scientists, lamp and lighting manufacturers, and those working in the optical industry. Providing discussions on the underlying principles of the technology, it encompasses sections on the emission and excitation mechanisms of phosphors; quantum dots and nanophosphors; phosphors for plasma display panels; quantum splitting systems; scintillators; upconversion phosphors; luminescent materials for phosphor-converted LEDs; organic electroluminescence; and experimental techniques, including the energy of optical transitions: absorption, excitation and emission spectroscopy. Applications in the medical field are addressed. Cees Ronda, ed.; Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Germany, 2008; $190.