I found this book to be engaging and full of great tips and instructions. The black and white travel photos inside are a joy to look at. I would like to see another book of his with just the photos, printed larger and on glossy stock.
The book is divided into two sections: How to take good travel pictures, and then, How to sell them.
The beginning travel photographer will find many great tips and explanations. There is a discussion on the importance of taking both horizontal and vertical shots, of leaving room at the top and bottom of the frame for potential magazine wording. Simple tips like avoiding shooting photos of people wearing clothing with logos on them, if you want to get it published. There is a wealth of more technical tips and explanations about how to properly use lens shades, filters, fill flash, and the importance of capturing images as RAW (as opposed to as JPEG).
The "how to sell" section covers model releases and how to write effective query letters, working with stock photo agencies and with magazine editors.
This is the sort of handbook that you will want to buy, read and then save to refer back to again and again.
I do have two reservations about the book. It is not apparent from the cover or the introduction that this book is aimed at the travel photographer who has a sophisticated SLR digital camera. Most of the technical information applies to these cameras. A more casual photographer can still gain a lot of useful information from the book, but it is really meant for someone with sophisticated equipment.
The other disappointment I have is that the layout is confusing and the information in the book is redundant in many places. Much of the information in the first half is repeated in the second half. Perhaps that is for emphasis, but the reader ends up feeling that had the book been better edited and better designed, the narrative would have been more concise and powerful.