Abstract: Nonlinear continuum mechanics of solids is a fascinating subject. All the assumptions inherited from an overexposure to linear behaviour and analysis must be re-examined. The standard definitions of strain designed for small deformation linear problems may be totally misleading when finite motion or large deformations are considered. Nonlinear behaviour includes phenomena like `snap-through', where bifurcation theory is applied to engineering design. Capabilities in this field are growing at a fantastic speed; for example, modern automobiles are presently being designed to crumple in the most energy absorbing manner in order to protect the occupants. The combination of nonlinear mechanics and the finite element method is a very important field. Most engineering designs encountered in the fusion effort are strictly limited to small deformation linear theory. In fact, fusion devices are usually kept in the low stress, long life regime that avoids large deformations, nonlinearity and any plastic behaviour. The only aspect of nonlinear continuum solid mechanics about which the fusion community now worries is that rare case where details of the metal forming process must be considered. This text is divided into nine sections: introduction, mathematical preliminaries, kinematics, stress and equilibrium, hyperelasticity, linearized equilibrium equations, discretization and solution, computer implementation and an appendix covering an introduction to large inelastic deformations. The authors have decided to use vector and tensor notation almost exclusively. This means that the usual maze of indicial equations is avoided, but most readers will therefore be stretched considerably to follow the presentation, which quickly proceeds to the heart of nonlinear behaviour in solids. With great speed the reader is led through the material (Lagrangian) and spatial (Eulerian) co-ordinates, the deformation gradient tensor (an example of a two point tensor), the right and left Cauchy-Green tensors, the Eulerian or Almansi strain tensor, distortional components, strain rate tensors, rate of deformation tensors, spin tensors and objectivity. The standard Cauchy stress tensor is mentioned in passing, and then virtual work and work conjugacy lead to alternative stress representations such as the Piola-Kirchoff representation. Chapter 5 concentrates on hyperelasticity (where stresses are derived from a stored energy function) and its subvarieties. Chapter 6 proceeds by linearizing the virtual work statement prior to discretization and Chapter 7 deals with approaches to solving the formulation. In Chapter 8 the FORTRAN finite element code written by Bonet (available via the world wide web) is described. In summary this book is written by experts, for future experts, and provides a very fast review of the field for people who already know the topic. The authors assume the reader is familiar with `elementary stress analysis' and has had some exposure to `the principle of the finite element method'. Their goals are summarized by the statement, `If the reader is prepared not to get too hung up on details, it is possible to use the book to obtain a reasonable overview of the subject'. This is a very nice summary of what is going on in the field but as a stand-alone text it is much too terse. The total bibliography is a page and a half. It would be an improvement if there were that much reference material for each chapter.