This rather technical book is accessible to the lay reader because interesting case histories are sprinkled throughout. These illustrate how hormones govern our appetite, growth, behavior, and other aspects of our daily lives and describe what happens when hormones are not balanced. The authors explain how the glands and their hormones work, then provide an alphabetical guide which gives specific information on the glands, their hormones, disorders, and their treatment. The reader will be struck by how well the body orchestrates the complex endocrine system in most cases. Recommended for public and academic libraries because of thoroughness of coverage combined with readability.-- Barbara Carroll, M.L.S., Eau Claire, Wis.