Most of this book is pictures, some of processes but also of artist's work. The useful text is short and quite limited in scope - it's DIRECT Stone Sculpture so there's no talk of maquettes or planning. There's also very little about selecting stone & types of stone (3 pages) and I don't think it even mentioned tungsten carbide chisels (perhaps they didn't exist when it was written). Most of the references are to US tools & sources and are probably well out of date anyway. Worthwhile if you can get it second hand for under £10 but I can't help feeling almost any other book would be better - the trouble is there aren't many. You'd learn more relevant stuff in a few hours with a sculptor or mason.