An invaluable introduction to the developing field of molecular assemblies in the solid state which surveys several areas of current research interest. The interdisciplinary nature of this topic is highlighted with in-depth reviews of a range of diverse subject areas. Chemists are becoming increasingly interested in the physical, biological and chemical properties of the compounds they create. With the growing interest in new materials there has been a tremendous development in the field of molecular solids. Each chapter in this book focuses on a different major research initiative, providing complete coverage of the area with extensive references to literature. This volume introduces the non-specialist to the excitement that is inherent in this multidisciplinary field.