Naturalist Laycock relives the establishment of U.S. wildlife refuges in terse chapters that indicate the efforts of notable conservationists. Pelican Island, the Okeefenokee swamp, and the reserves set aside for geese, duck, elk, moose, antelope, etc. are seen in the work of the men instrumental in securing the land and assuring enforceable protection: Ding Darling, Salyer, Kroegel, Hopkins, Bob Jones, the Presidents Roosevelt. This does not duplicate either the structure or the content of Laycock's most recent book, America's Endangered Wildlife (p. 1232, J-486), and it is directed to an older audience than Harrison's First Book of Wildlife Sanctuaries. Good company in a good cause.