Venoms of the Hymenoptera: Biochemical, Pharmacological and Behavioral Aspects, edited by T. PICK. xi + 570 pages, illustrated. Academic Press, Orlando, Florida 32887. 1986. $92.00.

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Science moves so fast these days that, as someone has said, we see the present only when it is already disappearing. This compendium, edited by Tom Pick, comes as close as any I know to being current, as well as highly informative. The editor and authors are to be complimented on a well-written and cohesive presentation.

The book begins with a historical review. How nice to find that we still have authors who can browse the literature B.C. (Before Computers). Pick does an admirable job of leading us through Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Egyptian, biblical, Greek, Chinese, and more modern accountings of

Science moves so fast these days that, as someone has said, we see the present only when it is already disappearing. This compendium, edited by Tom Pick, comes as close as any I know to being current, as well as highly informative. The editor and authors are to be complimented on a well-written and cohesive presentation.

The book begins with a historical review. How nice to find that we still have authors who can browse the literature B.C. (Before Computers). Pick does an admirable job of leading us through Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Egyptian, biblical, Greek, Chinese, and more modern accountings of

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