Great little book on roses - more than 350 (good) color photos - over 300 roses listed.
This bgok was recommended to me by a friend who is one of the most intelligent and well-organized people I have ever met in my life. When he took on a hobby he REALLY took on the hobby - and roses was one of his passions.
I myself am a dabbling gardener who is also allergic to chemical pesticides. Thus my garden is fairly weedy and pest ridden (I don't have all that much time, and weeding by hand plus spraying cayenne pepper solution on aphids takes a great deal of time!) Yet I do wish to care for my plantings as best I can.
I actually bought this book years before I ever had a garden in which to plant roses, and it helped me decide what type of roses I wanted: the shape, blooming season and habit, climate requirements, etc., are all detailed in this book.
For the wealth of information in this book, which I would rate as possibly the "Bible" of growing roses, it is not a large, heavy book. It is small enough to easily fit into a mid-size to large purse so as to take along to the gardening store.
If you already have roses or if you are planning on buying some in the future, I recommend this book to you.