Twenty-six satisfying descriptions of Western wonders- a page of text and a page of picture for each- from antelope through longhorn and saguaro to Zion National Park. By no means intended as a complete picture of the West, this cross-section does somehow amount to a well-planned, unified whole. A cowboy is portrayed with as much easy understanding on the author's part as an Indian Kiva (underground rain-making house), and both are presented as essential features of the West. A book to have and read over and over again. Chauncey Maltman's full page pictures are alternately in black and white and full color; excellent representations of animals, men and landscapes, even if somewhat static in quality. Cloth binding, firmly stitched.