A fine book on the vegetation of Cuba in its relation to climate and soil, its phytogeographic position and subdivision. This culminates into a vegetation map 1:1,250,000, an extensive survey of plant communities, and a ‘phytosociologic table of Cuban woody communities’ where the phytosociologic and phytogeographic position of some 2,500 species, alphabetically arranged, are given. The book is profusely illustrated with hundreds of schemes, maps, vegetation transects, climate diagrams, and photos some of which in colour. It is a pity that some of the black and white photos, which are doubtless reproduced from colour slides, are too black and poor in contrasts. Hardly any tropical country has such a detailed vegetation study and the country as well as the author has to be congratulated with this excellent work.