In a text remarkable for its dignity, the writer introduces the reader to the habits and properties of the honeybee. Written with a sympathy for his subject which at no point becomes sentimental, he describes his experience with the insects. Martin Iger's photographs are at once decorative and instructive. Close-Up Of a Honeybee promises to win over many young readers to the excitement of entomology. A book which achieves a poetic quality through the clarity and directness with which it surveys its subject.