Principles of Nano-Optics provides an overview of the theoretical and experimental concepts of the field. Optical phenomena relevant to the nanoscale in areas ranging from quantum optics to biophysics are covered in the 556-page resource, which addresses optical microscopy, quantum emitters, surface plasmons, photonic crystals and resonators, near-field optical probes, probe-sample distance control, and propagation and focusing of optical fields. Targeted to graduate students, the volume also discusses dipole emission near planar interfaces, spatial resolution and position accuracy, and light emission and optical interactions in nanoscale environments. Problem sets, charts, diagrams, references and appendices are included. Lukas Novotny and Bert Hecht; Cambridge University Press, UK, 2006; $70.