The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) in Warrendale, Pa., released Solidification Process and Microstructures: Symposium in Honor of Prof. W. Kurz, edited by M. Rappai, C. Beckermann and R. Trivedi. This 432-p book contains papers covering topics ranging from experimental and theoretical investigations of microstructural aspects to processes such as continuous casting of steel and aluminum, directional solidification, single-crystal growth, laser surface treatment, laser welding and laser metal forming. Said to be a valuable reference on the state-of-the-art in the area of solidification for engineers in solidification research and in the metal-casting industry.