Encompassing a wide range of techniques, spectroscopy is used to analyze chemicals, biological and pharmaceutical compounds, food and beverages, and high--tech materials. Covering the whole range of spectroscopic techniques, this book provides a thorough overview of underlying principles, techniques and applications. Dr. Hollas is a well--known author and authority in the field, and this book is an expanded version of his well--received lower--level book, Modern Spectroscopy, now in its third edition (0--471--96523--5). "The first edition of High Resolution Spectroscopy (the big book version of Modern Spectroscopy) was undoubtedly the best textbook on spectroscopy written at an undergraduate / beginning graduate level, and the second edition is an improvement...The coverage is broad, deep and even. The first chapters give a concise and clear introduction to spectroscopy, covering much that is accessible elsewhere only in more complicated discussions...The production values of High Resolution Spectroscopy are high, diagrams are well reproduced and the whole text is lavishly illustrated with many spectra and diagrams of apparatus...it contains a great deal of material and is beautifully written; every library should contain a copy; every student of spectroscopy (no--matter what age!
) should have a copy on their shelves." Extracts from a Review in Spectroscopy Europe, 11/3 (1999)