Armchair penetrate the famous caves of Europe, North America and the Middle East to discover the variations that exist them and the treasures of information they offer man by way of the archaeologist's Interpretation. How caverns of limestone are formed, the differences between stalactite and stalagmite, between dry and volcanic formations tell something of their physical structure. A great deal is known about the creatures who inhabited them -- hats, birds, prehistoric mammals. Even the cave man himself cannot escape the who can discover much about his life from artifacts gathered. Caves have . On the island of Crete there is a temple cave; in the United States the Mammoth cave was once used as a hospital. From the Lascaux cave to the Caverns to the caves on the Doad Sen this provides an opportunity for a vicarious tour. The authors do little to excite the reader through their style, but interested will find the material itself informative. There is growing Scout interest in the subject.