Here is a compendium of aviation which makes fine reference or instructional reading for almost anyone. Written in clear, non-technical language, the book sets down the whole scope of flying in squadrons, in brief, informative chapters. The technical, political, economic, cartographic, military, physiological, and historical aspects are dealt with the most thoroughly. The possibilities of the coming space age, and employment in it, are also touched upon. Included at the end is an extensive reference list of more specialized aviation literature, broken down by fields of interest. The book would make especially good reading for young people contemplating a career in any of the phases of one of the world's fastest growing industries.