Preface. 1. Normal-state magnetic properties of single-layer cuprate high-temperature superconductors and related materials compounds (D.C. Johnston). 2. Magnetism of compounds of rare earths with nonmagnetic metals (D. Gignoux, D. Schmitt). 3. Nanocrystalline soft magnetic alloys (G. Herzer). 4. Magnetism and processing of permanent magnet materials (K.H.J. Buschow). Author index. Subject index. Materials index.