on 2 February 2011
The book itself is almost indispensable for a Latinist, either as a learner or an academic. However, this edition, as advertised here on Amazon, is made with "print on demand" technology. The scanning process is so bare-bones that none of the formatting required to make sense of a reference book such as this remains in place - the book is rendered as a block of text with no markers to help you find what you're looking for. The best advice I can give is to ignore this listing and go for a different edition.
NB: The inside of this book as I received it looked nothing like the "look inside" preview of this item.
on 30 December 2010
Admirably clear and it would be a pity to modernise (dumb down?) the English. However, as it is essentially a reference book, it does need to be used in conjunction with a conventional textbook with excercises, when used by a beginner.