The author of The ungfish and the Unicorn needs no introduction to those who eal at , and who will eagerly seize upon this one. To those to whom the name is a new one, here is a deentist (zoologist, paleontologist) who has the faculty of making events thrillingly dramatic reading. Taking successive verses from the story of as a springboard, he has told in modern terms, the story of origins of the heavens, the earth, the sea, the land, and living species. He has it up with the human elements, as scientist and theory come into conflict. Easier reading, and eyes more entertaining than Hooten.