From School Library Journal
YA-- This beautifully illustrated and highly readable book succeeds in its stated purposes: to inform and entertain. The six major parts present the vast subject in a popular rather than scholarly manner. Occasionally a topic is oversimplified or mentioned superficially--a minor drawback. The book is in a question-and-answer format. The questions are listed again in the ten-page table of contents--fine for browsing, but for information, readers will rely on the excellent index. The text is supplemented by classic cases, ideas of major thinkers, and questions to ponder. Students and adults are sure to enjoy finding answers or browsing for pleasure in this appealing volume.
-Judy Sokoll, Fairfax County Public Library, VA