A fascinating autobiography of the famous naturalist, done as only he could have done it. He tells his story in the form of flashbacks to the years past, and at the same time, there are interludes of superb impressionistic writing dealing with a motor trip through the Southwest, and on up through Utah to the Northwest and down the Coast. There is no sense of conventional reminiscences; there is almost nothing of people he has known; rather is it an adventure in living, in science, in thought. But at the close you have a feeling of knowing the man. There is a loyal group of Peattie fans; this is a sure sale for them and should widen the field.