This is a misleading title for a useful handbook. While there are over 60 photographic illustrations, some in color, and twenty odd diagrams, the importance of the book lies in a world authority sharing his knowledge of the culture of chrysanthemums, the new developments, the factors involved in exhibiting and judging, etc. This is his third book on his specialty (one other was published here by Transatlantic Press). Any chrysanthemum grower, even a relative beginner, will find factual how- to data of value. Some of the terminology may be highly specialized, but he makes it all very direct and clear, and one can learn a great deal of the techniques of such things as stopping and timing, acceleration and propagation- as well as the development of new types, particularly in the race of scented chrysanthemums.