This volume is based on an international school on "Scaling and Disordered Systems" organized by M R H Khajehpour, M R Kolahchi and M Sahimi. Despite the common theme, it covers fields as diverse as basic and applied percolation, and biological prey-predator and ageing simulations. The advantages of computer simulation thus become particularly clear in the reviews, which have been written by leading experts.
Stochastic dynamics of growing films, M. Kardar; kinetics of epitaxial thin film growth, F. Family; directed percolation, the fixed scale transformation and the renormalization group, A. Erzan; statistical mechanics and scaling theories of macromolecules, T.B. Liverpool; scaling as inflation symmetry, and its physical consequences, N. Rivier; some aspects of dynamics of Josephson-junction array at golden mean frustration, M.R. Kolahchi; Monte Carlo simulation of microscopic stock market models, D. Stauffer. (Part contents)