Not only a very beautiful book, but one that is chock full of information that any budding entomologist would find fascinating. It should even make converts of those who haven't already been interested in basic facts about insects. Definition, classification, development; anatomy; where and how to find them; and expanded details about some of the insects make up a good background book. For the beginning collector there are facts on equipment and techniques, on live collections, and on the essential factor of close observation and recording of things observed. There is- in the final pages- something of plant homes of insects and various kinds of protection employed. More than 150 insects are included, and the illustrations, lovingly and accurately drawn, many of them in full color, are integral to the text. Mrs. Swain is quite evidently an artist as well as a biologist.