Environmental journalist Miller has written an excellent book describing the vast array of plant and animal life that can be seen in the Hill Country of Texas. He includes some background and history of the area as well, and his photographs greatly enhance the narrative. While this unique section of Texas has been described in other books, this is the first book of which this reviewer is aware that is devoted exclusively to the area. Highly recommended for regional collections.-- Mary J. Jarvis, Methodist Hosp . Medical Lib., Lubbock, Tex.