1. Banwell, C. N., Fundamentals
of Molecular Spectroscopy,
McGraw-Hill, New York, 1994. Informative and relatively readable.
Relatively light on instrumentation. Better for background.
2. Christian, Gary D., Analytical Chemistry, 6th
Ed., Wiley, New York, 2003. Most college textbooks of analytical chemistry
present spectrometry. This one is good and fairly recent.
3. Constantin, E., and Schnell, A., Mass Spectrometry,
Ellis Horwood, New York, 1990. (Translation of Spectrométrie
de masse, 1986, by M. Thomson, University of Reading). As the
authors say, they have "assembled in condensed form the basic essentials
and the fields of application". A good introduction with many explanatory
4. Parker, Sybil S., Ed., Spectroscopy Source Book, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1988. Apparently a compilation of
articles from the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology.
It covers, briefly, almost all the theory and practice of spectroscopy.
First choice as a broad general reference on spectrometry.
5. Willard, H. H., Merritt, L. L., Dean, John a., and Settle,
F. A., Jr.: Instrumental Methods of Analysis, Wadsworth, Belmont,
CA, 7th Ed., 1988. Not as broad as , but more attention
to instruments, with several other techniques. First choice on chemical
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