I purchased the book mainly because I could not find any books on fiberglassing that were written in a simple enough context for a 'total' beginner. I had read other books that would be an excellent choice if based on my having any prior experience in the field of glassing. For the completely uniniated this book is a very good choice explaining all the basic elements required to get started with very good color photos. The book shows how to accomplish a simple complete project from beginning to end, once again with high quality photos. This book is a primer to all others.