The book has substantial material that relates to photographers who have been engaged in the practice of photographing landscape in traditional and contemporary styles. It provides historical references to "picture making' i.e. using different artists not just photographers. The references are well documented easy to follow and check. Very enjoyable to read as an academic as well as for historical reference and education for all photographers and other artists.
I bought this book because I'm engaged in a photography degree. It's a well referenced well structured review of current practises in Landscape photography, set in the context of historical developments in the genre. I refer to it regularly. The only real downside is that the language is sometimes unhelpfully - perhaps even unnecessarily - academic. Without this slightly pretentious feel I''d have given it 5 stars, but unless you're well versed in art speak you'll probably need access to a dictionary from time to time. I bought it on Kindle - now it's out of print you can buy a Kindle and the book and still save money compared with a hard copy!