Although this bibliography strongly emphasizes contemporary writings, and its organization reflects the social sciences rather than history, it will be of considerable value to the student of the Latin American past. Its 6,906 entries are grouped in six principal categories: Orientation, Economic Development, Marketing, Agriculture, Communications, and Methodology; and these categories are further broken down into subdivisions. Most items are briefly described, and the compiler has supplied lists of cross-references and a general index of authors. He has used The Handbook of Latin American Studies (edited by Earl J. Pariseau) as his starting point in selecting entries, but with few exceptions he confines his list to books and articles in English by American authors.