This volume, based on the 1989 BBC-TV series, features over 100 color and black-and-white photos from the series and essays by a variety of artists, historians, and journalists. The authors include Eyre on Ireland; Jon Swain on Thailand/Cambodia; Nadine Gordimer on Mozambique/South Africa; Christopher Hitchens on Cyprus; John Wells on East and West Germany; Richard Rodriguez on Mexico/United States; and Frederick Raphael on France/Spain. They each provide a skillful and insightful portrait of the political, historical, and cultural features of their particular frontier. The result is a book that is as attractive as it is intellectually stimulating. Recommended for popular international affairs collections.-- Rich ard B. Finnegan, Stonehill Coll., North Easton, Mass.