If you're a visual learner and new to homeopathy, this small investment makes a good first purchase. The first part of the book explains what homeopathy is, how it works, how it views symptoms and other background information. The last part, the short "materia medica," gives a summary of 15 different remedies. Each includes not only a clear synopsis of symptoms typical of the remedy, but great little pictures of a person who would fit the remedy, and the picture of the little herb or whatever the remedy was made of. Peppered throughout are little text boxes which include helpful things, like what to do for minor injuries.