When several authors collaborate to write a highly
technical book, the resulting work can benefit in
its scope from their differing perspectives. While
the book gains in completeness, there are, however,
often trade-offs in the form of cohesion.
Such appears to be the case with Multiphoton
Spectroscopy of Molecules by S. H. Lin, Y.
Fujimura, H. J. Neusser, and E. W. Schlag four
authors from three different institutions on three
different continents. Accepting this shortcoming,
however, one who wishes to familiarize himself
with either the theoretical or experimental aspects
of this relatively new field will find much material
in this book to make it worthwhile reading.