On page is reviewed Phyllis Ann Carter's SPIN, WEAVE AND WEAR, an excellent outline of ""man is a weaver"". Now comes this much more advanced and fuller volume, and frankly. I found it dull going, pedantic in the telling, uninspired, though undoubtedly a better piece of scholarship than the other book. The facts are all here, in much greater detail; the subject is treated chronologically, country by country, with the most interesting part that dealing with labor conditions, the growing power of the . I could have wished for more enlargement on this phase. Then on to the Industrial Revolution, machines, old, new and their probable future developments, and the coming of synthetic materials, substitutes for wool, silk and cotton. A sound book-but text book in handling.