This book contains a lot of factoids of various plants as well as a quick background on how some plants were used. This book is a great bathroom read or coffee table book. It is by no means comprehensive nor does the author claim it to be as such.
On a stylistic note, I love the old world feeling you get with the faux burned paper, the occasion walnut ink colored handwritten font as well as the title and subheadings. The artwork are all done in the antiqued style.