This large book is a detailed, up-to-date introduction to the physics, applications and sources of radiation in the extreme ultraviolet to soft x-ray region of the electromagnetic spectrum. The authors state they intend the book primarily for graduate students, researchers and industrial practitioners whose work involves this part of the EM spectrum. As part of this goal, every chapter is listed as having homework problems, but there are none in the book. Curiously, they are to be found on a website. Also, in keeping with their goal, despite excellent introductions to each chapter, the bulk of the book requires a knowledge of, and facility with, Maxwell’s relations and the mathematics associated with them. For those who possess this background, this book will amply reward them.
Review by Albert Claus, Professor Emeritus of Physics, Loyola University Chicago
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