In a series of nine chapters, this book presents a nice introduction to the main concepts and perspectives in magnetic recording, with a well-balanced mix between experimental, technological and theoretical issues. Its many references will eventually help the reader find the primary sources to learn more in the magnetic-recording area. This book is intended for a large audience, from undergraduates to experienced researchers both in the academy and in industry.
Review by Christian Brosseau, OSA Fellow and professor of physics, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France.

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