This manual on monolithic refractories is primarily designed as a handbook for practising ceramic engineers, scientists, raw material suppliers, and other research and development personnel in the refractory manufacturing industries and industries associated with high temperature material processing. The book may also be used as course material for ceramic engineering students specializing in refractories. Various monolithic refractories are described, with particular attention to their chemical and physical behaviours during manufacturing, installation, and duty cycle. Critical aspects of reactions involved within the refractory body as it approaches the use temperature within the processing environment are addressed from a practitioner's point of view. To assure the optimum performance, the application, installation, and design of refractory components are given in detail. In short, the book contains a comprehensive discussion of monolithic refractories, regarding its formulation, manufacturing and use.