Anyone without previous experience who plans to reside in a hot climate will find this book invaluable. Its 275 pages are packed with detailed information of a most practical and helpful nature. Many of these details will be especially appreciated by the wife who carries the responsibility of management of the home in a strange tropical land. Although the book is designed primarily for the lay reader, the physician who is making his first venture into the tropics will find it helpful. For such readers this book is recommended as one of the best available.