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The title tells you exactly what's in the book although I was disappointed there was no text to accompany the photographs to identify the elements of the vaginas pictured. The only text is a ridiculous, minus-B-movie-type "warning" on the first page ("not for the squeamish..." etc.) and the claim that the book is meant for gynecology students. Right! The issue of picture quality is, I think, a misunderstanding of depth-of-field photography where such extreme closeness to the subject of the photo can be achieved by different camera and lens combinations, along with camera placement (for example, using a 35mm lens and placing the camera very close to the subject or using a longer lens and zooming in to increase the focal depth); sometimes the area of the photo that is the most focused can also look a bit pixelated around the softer-focused area. I don't think the technique used for the photos produces that bad of a picture (and we are only talking about a few photos). Remember, these are extremely close-up photos, the photography can be difficult to capture the entire very small area. Look for the focus within the picture and you will see the area where there is no pixelation. Like the missing "technical" or reference text (that the so-called gynecological audience would have demanded), the book could have explained the camera techniques and the resulting focal-depth issues...but it doesn't. This missing info is why I can't give this (or any other of the author's other books) a better score. If you want to learn, this book has a lot to show you but it has absolutely nothing to say, which is a pity. Look for additional technical/reference books to supplement the photos in this and the author's other books.
Whether this book is actually bad or good is not for me to say, but I AM very hostile towards misrepresentation. The item description for this book states that this book is supposed to show you views of the female organ from the perspective of the gynecologist. BIG LIE!!! Unless there are some very wierd gynecologists out there who like to stick their faces REALLY close to the darn thing, this book does NOT really show you what a gynecologist sees. In actuality, this book is really for medical students and only meant to be used academically. If you are actually a medical student, this book may be for you and you may find it worth the price charged. If you're getting it for entertainment purposes, it's not worth your while to pay $20+ dollars for it, unless you really like EXTREME EXTREME close-ups and nothing else.
Thus, I give this book 1 star for false advertising!
I expected much better images from this book. As other reviewer mentioned, many images are in very low resolution. Many are even out of focus (!) which is absolutely untolerable in book priced this high. Print quality itself also suffers. Furthermore, the book is fairly small in size. I'm returning this book surely, disappointed.
I agree with everyone else's posts. It is actually a pretty good book if you know what you're getting yourself into. Insanely graphic and a variety to browse through. The only reason I gave it 3 stars and returned the book was because most of the images are extremely low resolution where you can see big rainbow colored square pixels :( For [...] I expected some high res photos from a SLR... not from something like a cell phone camera. Definitely not the quality for a 2010 product. I would have kept it if it was much cheaper. Enjoy!