I needed this book for a college class and after spending over $100.00 on the other classes book this was the last i needed i had to wait till i got paid to spend more anymore money on school books. text books are always crazy over priced and i found a site that i could rent this book for $10.00 once i received it I was really happy i didn't spend the money to buy this its tiny not much more than 1 chapter and for anyone whos been searching the web for longer than a week useless other than my homework assignments come from it.
the only thing ive needed it for is how to do an MLA citation and it was useless i did a web search and got better instructions. so if you are in need of it for a class rent it otherwise get a different book.
I'm sure it was fine in 2012. But if your school (like mine) is still using it, be prepared for a lot of outdated information. But that's the school's fault, not the book's. But if you've been using the internet for a while, most of this info is useless.