This book deals with the pathology of the brain and spinal cord, a large and rapidly expanding field, in a concise fashion. True to its title, it is richly illustrated. Initially conceived as a second edition to the Color Atlas of Neuropathology by Dr. C. S. Treip, the new authors have rewritten and expanded the text and have introduced all new gross and photomicrographic material. This is an altogether new book. The authors state that they intended this book to provide basic information on a comprehensive list of diseases and processes involving the CNS without the details of a large textbook. They have succeeded well in providing that information to their audience -- pathology, neurology, neurosurgery, and neuroradiology practitioners and trainees. This book is written authoritatively and incorporates recent advances in many fields. An introductory chapter on clinical-anatomical correlations will be particularly helpful to the pathologist. Autopsy and histological techniques as well as normal CNS histology have special chapters. Nerve and muscle pathology is not included. Gross and microscopic pictures, tables, and diagrams are plentiful. All illustrations are in color and of excellent print quality, a unique feature among other similar size treatises on the subject. This adds to resolution of the pictures and makes it more pleasant reading. Some pictures might have benefited from being larger. The list of references at the end of each chapter draws from both European and American sources. The index is comprehensive. This book is a welcome addition to the field of neuropathology. It provides an updated overview of the subject matter in an expertlywritten, easily readable, and beautifully illustrated text. Neuroscientists of diverse persuasions and training levels will find it useful as either an introductory text or as a quick reference.