This is a excellent starting point to quickly survey all of Corsica through beautifully illustrated glossy pages covering history, landscape, architecture, music, culture and much more, followed by area-by-area descriptions of the island. A "Travellers' Needs" section is truly a guide within a guide with information on Where to Stay, Where to Eat, Shopping, Entertainment, Outdoor Activities and a Survival Guide that includes practical information on Banking, Communications and Travel.
At the end of the book you'll find a couple pages of essential French words and phrases. The colorful maps and charts, with all the major sights highlighted, are very helpful.
This was my first Corsica travel guide and I still consult it when I need to find information quickly. It's a little heavy perhaps to carry on your daypack because of its glossy pages. That is why I recommend purchasing this guide plus one regular paper guide such as the Rough Guide or Lonely Planet's. (For more information, please check my reviews on those guides).