This is a park guidebook, an introduction to glaciated geology, a treatise on plant ecology, a history of an elite playground for the rich, and a story of the evolution of a national park. Though it is the work of an academic ecologist, it offers a very personal perspective. . . . The work is more a collection of essays than a text, but this style serves as a sound introduction to Acadia. The spare, clear language makes this a readable, informative book. . . . Recommended.