Lasers represent one of the most exciting technological advances of the late 20th Century. Now, science and electronics hobbyists can experience this high-tech field first hand, with 99 exciting projects. McComb provides a good mix of laser history, theory, and applications in an easy-to-read format with many illustrations. But the heart of the book is the projects, which range from simple acoustic modulation of the laser beam to super-accurate interferometers that precisely measure the speed of light. Many of the projects provide excellent ideas for student science fairs. All projects are tested by the author for safety and practicality.