'Excellent and very timely....It will undoubtedly become a standard reference for the application of circular dichroism (CD) to biomolecules.' --- Quarterly Review of Biology, March 1997 '[T]estament to the book's utility is the fact that during the course of my review I had to 'rescue' it from the desks of graduate students on an almost daily basis. In summary, this is a great book.' --- American Scientist 'Well documented chapters provide a very good insight into the problems surrounding the conformation of biomacromolecules...An indispensible source of information.' --- Nahrung, 42(2), 1998 Renowned experts present the first state-of-the-art description of circular dichroism spectroscopy (CD). Chapters present in-depth discussions of the history of the field, the theory of CD for application to globular proteins, membrane proteins, peptides, nucleic acids and their interactions, carbohydrates, and instrumentation. Discussions also feature new techniques using synchrotron radiation, vibrational Raman optical activity, and vibrational CD. More than 250 illustrations supplement the text.