This book is a multi-author volume which is clearly aimed at a research-level readership. The chemistry of layered double hydroxides (LDHs) has received a huge amount of attention in the past 5 years or so, and this book is well timed to review the vast literature that has amassed. The book has a great advantage in that each chapter is written by an active researcher in the field; this gives the best possible insight into the topics covered. The book is divided into two sections: firstly the synthesis, structure and characterization of the materials are considered, and secondly, applications are...

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