Television is approached from the ""isn't science wonderful?"" angle in this popularization and the result is breezy and readable, provided you are not looking for intelligible information on what television is and how it works. The many human interest bits- (prospecting for fluorescent ores for the picture tubes; problems of the television director, and so on)- should interest teen-agers, but the technical passages, oversimplified as they are, will produce in the serious reader a sense of befuddlement, and in the casual reader a spurious sense of knowing more than he actually does. Lack of diagrams adds to the confusion. We'll stick with Bendick's Electronics for Young People (Whittlesey) or even the brief but lucid chapter in Crouse's Understanding Science (also Whittlesey).