A relief from the purely factual treatment of geography, this series offers the student a rounded picture of the country under consideration. Norman Lobsenz' treatment of West Germany is no exception, as he exposes the student, not only to the general attitudes and customs which prevail, but to the more local and generally more vivid aspects of life in the various sections of Western Germany. Festivals, foods, games, and sports are described and the lives of young Germans are scrutinized so that the American of a corresponding age can relate the facts he is given with his own experience. An appendix at the end of the book introduces the English speaking reader to elementary German words and expressions. A sincere and largely successful attempt to rescue geography from the arid realms of the purely academic.