Sierra Club's new series covers the hidden natural areas of several European countries (Wild Italy, Wild Spain, and Wild Britain are also being published this spring). Wild France is both a companion and an alternative to the typical tour guide of France, which focuses on the country's rich cultural and historic heritage. Editor Botting instead explores the nation's untamed wilderness, gearing his book to those interested in hiking, cycling, horseback riding, fishing, skiing, camping, birdwatching, and enjoying the great outdoors. Botting divides France into nine geographic regions and gives clear and in-depth information about the flora, fauna, geology, and history of each. He also provides excellent resources to help travelers in their explorations. With beautiful color photographs, easy-to-read maps, and a list of useful addresses, this book is necessary for travel collections in public libraries.-Melinda Stivers Leach, Precision Editorial Svces., Wondervu, Col.