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Very dense, but also very helpful
on May 26, 2014
It's absolutely true that if you've never seen some of these topics before, you're going to have a tough time mastering, say, field theory the first time around from Peacock's book. That said, he provides remarkable guidance when you want to get the gist of a subject (rather than every single detail). I find myself reaching for it whenever I have some fairly ill-posed question on field theory, relativity, and much else. I don't tend to assign it for standalone reading, but I'm glad I have it on my shelf.