Unblushingly the author admits he hopes to lure land lovers to sea, and he need not be ashamed. For he is right when he says it is the one place to find quiet, relaxation and adventure today, and his book of designs is as admirable as his intention. It is charmingly written, managing to provide good reading with sound advice on the choice of a boat, its specific design, men to build it and the how, where and what to do with it once it is acquired. Booksellers, anywhere that there is water be it only a small river or lake, will find a market for this book. Mr. Atkin urges the man considering a boat to decide first where he will use it, then to design the boat to meet the requirements of the locality. The book is full of designs and Mr. Atkin will supply blue prints of any of the boats included in the book at a nominal fee. You may get further information from him at Norwalk, Conn. or care of Macmillan.