There is probably name more closely linked to metathesis than that of Robert H. Grubbs of the California Institute of Techlogy. His pioneering work has led to the success of this important and fascinating reaction and in this comprehensive three-volume work he presents all its important aspects. It provides the standard work on the topic. The team of authors reads like a Who's who of metathesis. It is clearly divided into catalyst developments, organic synthesis applications and polymer synthesis. It is a must-have for every organic and polymer chemist.