This book provides comprehensive and concise theoretical foundations of light microscopy. It covers widespread techniques such as fluorescence resonance energy transfer, stimulated emission depletion and Fourier theory of optical imaging, which are relatively rare in other books on light microscopy. All of the authors are experienced in teaching in the subject area and have explored the most effective ways to present the information. This high-level textbook is best suited for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in the biosciences, and as a reference book for researchers in the field of high-performance microscopy.

Review by Lisa Tongning Li, Livermore, Calif., U.S.A.

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