Rings of Stone

by Aubrey Burl. Ticknor & Fields, $19.95. The main points of Mr. Burl’s text will be familiar to readers of his previous works on prehistoric stone circles in the British Isles. What this book provides, in addition to his knowledgeable explanations, is photographs by Edward Piper (many in color, all enticing) and a gazetteer of sites, arranged by locality and backed by maps. Mr. Burl warns, however, that the latest thing in road maps is desirable for the serious circle hunter. He once tramped miles of swamp and brush to a circle which, when found, was sitting alongside a sleek new highway.