on May 19, 2006
This book was written by five participating authors. It is not better than Hans Lüth's book, "Solid surfaces, Interfaces and Thin Films", but maybe of comparable quality. However, the authors did a fairly good job in general.
The advantage of this book is that it is written a few years ago and contains a lot of information regarding the developments, innovations and new techniques of surface science. The schemes and charts are well-drawn and well-presented. The photographs of some instruments and experimental results are especially useful and make this book better in some sense. The image qualities and resolutions are very fine.
There is a good balance between theoretical and experimental discussions. The references are very beneficial for detailed studies. In general, it is a very well-written book, something you expect form Springer Verlag.
on October 19, 2012
The writing was, unfortunately, much more abstruse than expected since it is touted as a text for undergraduate OR graduate level studies. While it does provide a lot of information, it leaves much to be desired (especially considering the price). Even at the graduate level, the writing is difficult to understand and makes a lot of assumptions about the reader's initial knowledge of the subject.