This book differs from more elementary experiment books in that it is a thorough, introduction to the study of chemistry. Although the foreword by Hilary J. Deason is directed to adults, the book is addressed to the eager and intelligent beginning chemist. The author, an MIT graduate student, has organized his material extremely well well; his writing is vigorous. direct, and above all lucid. There' are thorough yet simple directions for. setting up a home laboratory for under twenty-five dollars followed, by a table of specific safety measures. ""Over 150 experiments"" are included in the body of the book. They are utilized to illustrate the nature of the subjects under discussion, and pertinent comments accompany the directions for fuller appreciation. The book concludes with a selection of projects and suggestions relating to aspects of modern chemistry-and, encourages` independent exploration as sufficient technique is developed through the course of experimentation and reading in preparation.