This book is so practical and uses clear photographs and illustrations that show you exactly what to look for and do. I've read it all from cover to cover, and I wish more reference books were this easy to use and understand.
I also like the addendum material in the back that tells the best methods to propagate the most common plants. The only immprovement I'd suggest is that instead of listing the plants by their latin names, (which is common in the plant world) that the common names be listed too. It would just be nice to look up "Japanese Maples" and not have to research to find "Acer Palmatum". This is, however, a minor item when you consider the excellent value of this work as a whole.
I especially like how each propagation method has an executive summary style of presentation, and generally in the space of two pages you know what to do, step by step with pictures.
With this book as my main reference guide, I've successfully propagated blueberry plants from seed, blueberries from cuttings, blackberries from root cuttings, azaleas using intermittent misting, and now I'm trying hardwood cuttings over the wintertime. (fingers crossed and with Miranda's help)
If you want to know all you can about plant propagation in an easy understandable format, this is an invaluable reference tool. I try to borrow most books from the library, but good reference books are something I want to own. This is a GREAT reference book. You won't regret owning it.