Libraries interested in adding a title in this subject area are well advised to order the library binding, because picture placement precludes satisfactory rebinding. That, however, is the only fault to be found in this record of ant life. The camera has been put to imaginative use as a magnifying eye and trained upon the tiny subjects from the egg stage onward. The grotesque, infinitely intricate, structure of the ant and its community life, in many forms, is followed in remarkable photographs and explanatory text. Queen ants are followed by Soldiers, which are followed by Amazons, then Harvesters, Construction workers etc. The nests, the diet, the activities are described in big pictures with clear captions and paragraph length chapters. Prepared with the cooperation of the American Museum of Natural History, this is a handy companion volume to the ever-popular ""Ant Farms"" sold in toy stores, as well as an excellent addition to school and public library collections.