This book doesn't have every exercise known to man, but it has the basics and several variations of the basics - and some that I didn't expect to be in here. It has a slew of great workout plans and is very in depth about form, muscle anatomy and the like. I keep it in my gym bag for reference for mixing up my exercises.
This book is easy to use and understand. Within one week I started to see results. Because the book is sectioned by body part it is easy to search the exercises you want to try. The recommended workouts are easy to follow and progress as you use the recommendations in your workout. It's like having a personal trainer at your finger tips. I'd recommend this book to anyone that is interested in learning a variety of exercises and who wants to see results. Anyone from a novice to expert would find this book very helpful.
The Men's Health Big Book of Exercises is an excellent resource for everyone who wants to get in shape. It not only gives advice on proper form, it also offers the reader a variety of workout plans designed to accomplish different things. What is perhaps most valuable about the book is that it offers people interested in getting in shape a lot of variety, at different levels of difficulty, so that your work outs don't become monotonous. On top of that, it offers a convincing argument for staying away from weight machines.