Touching Cloudbase was written as a back-up to a proper course of instruction and covers all the theory you need to know to pass your exams and all the information you need about taking up the sport, buying kit etc. It does go though every excerise in the pilot rating system with an explaination of why it is there and what you are trying to acheive.
BUT : What it is emphatically is not, is a teach yourself guide, (which it sounds as if this reviewer is looking for). - If you want to know how to actually perform a manouvre safely for example you need to get an instructor on the other end of a radio.
Ian Currer (Author)