28 AUGUST 1926, Page 19


nom primaeval ooze to Piccadilly, Mr. Happold traces the adventures of his hero, Man (The Adventure of Man. Christopher's, .4s. 6d.), and succeeds in telling a story which is not only exciting but true, within the limits of a little more than 200 small and cheerfully illustrated -pages; We cannot judge of the achievement in detail—there may be errors, but then -even the weightiest of historians make them. In short, this is a readable and instructive book, whose final sentence, gives its purpose : " Look back on the story you have read and try to realize it as. a whole. It is the story of a great adVenture, an adventure as yet, unfinished. Of its continuation you are yours- eif a part. With you is the promise of its futiire."