"Handbook of Algae", is a compilation work and embodies a fairly Comprehensive treatment of the fundamental facts and aspects of Algae. This book will serve as an introduction to the subject of Botany to the beginners in this field. Actually the book is intended to fulfil the long felt need of students. This work may also serve as laboratory manual. The book aims at a broad treatment of Algae and gives a general review of the characteristics dealing with Morphology, Ecology, Geographical Distribution, development, reproduction and ultra-structural features of its members. It is organized into 14 chapters each with several headings and subheadings. The text has been written in simple language and profusely illustrated with self explanatory diagrams and figures. This eminent work has perfect and realistic features of the algae in an interesting manner. This work is bound to generate a separate discipline in the study of algae.