It covers the basics in a concise way, giving an overall look at what is involved. It's got a $12 price on the back, and if I had seen it in a bookstore instead of on the Internet, I would have passed it up.
In addition to the 8 pages of general information, there are 85 pages of real photographs with known dates. As a photo collector I've got probably a dozen books on dating photos. It's a shame too, because it reflects poorly on what I believe is a decent magazine, the "Family Chronicle".
The only drawback as I see it is that most of the photos are of Canadian people, and that many of them do not seem to be dressed typically for the time period. I wish they'd looked it over more closely before publishing it. However, I gave it two stars because it's on nice paper and many of the photos are very nice.
Anyone purchasing this book will soon want to "graduate" to Taylor's Uncovering Your Ancestors through Family Photographs, for example. Its just that so many more could have been useable with a little more effort on the part of the editor.
Other book titles include the enormously popular Dating Old Photographs 1840-1929, a proven tool to assist with discovering the dates of undated family photographs, and Family Chronicle's Introduction to Genealogy, an excellent companion to any newcomer to the field of genealogy.