This book is NOT for amateurs. It is about the technical aspects of capturing extreme high speed action.
Here’s what one reviewer had to say:
Throughout the book, Desmond has a keen sense of humor and several amusing anecdotes of times when things didn’t go exactly as planned. If you’ve always wanted to photograph a hammer smashing a lightbulb, a water balloon exploding, a bullet through an apple, or a wire exploding from excessive amperage, but didn’t want to spend a lot of money doing it; this is the book for you. Be sure to keep a fire extinguisher handy!