By Maoshing Ni. 8.5" x 11", 214 pages, paperback. A useful guide to individual Chinese herbs that classifies each substance by its action and effect, this book is a helpful resource for the beginning student of Chinese herbology. It contains over 300 photographs of herbs, an in-depth introduction on each herbal category and index of herbs by pharmaceutical name and Pinyin. Typewritten text, poor photo quality.