(Written and provided to Mr. Harrington shortly before public availability - but worth repeating here. I am the author of the original review. The review was unsolicited and no promise of or actual compensation was offered prior to writing the review.)
In a world filled with opinions and rules diverse as the species used, there is finally a book to fill a sorely apparent void in the bonsai universe. Harry Harrington has transformed and extended upon his brilliant reference website into that book. If I were limited to two words to describe it, those words would be "eminently practical".
That may sound trite, however the book is anything but. Harrington espouses the use of readily available, native species. To these are applied tested, proven, and appropriately-timed techniques. The reasoning and results are clearly demonstrated in diagram and photograph. The text spends little time debating the merits of particular styles, but instead provides all the information (and then some) required to accomplish transforming the vision of the tree in your mind to that of a tree in front of you. As the owner of well over 50 English and Japanese books on the subject along with hundreds of English and Japanese magazines, I am fairly comfortable saying that this is the first book I have seen give the tools, rather than cookie-cutter recipes or simply glossing over the key bits.
Buy this book, regardless of your skill or experience level in bonsai. The only way not to learn something from it is to not open it.