on February 18, 2009
This book is clearly NOT for everyone. It is not in the typical textbook format and seems to be a much more concise version of what could be a very difficult textbook. I find it an "easy read" (for a text) and love the use of actual experimentation to explain why certain conclusions were made. Past books I've had for classes tell you what something is, but don't always go into the details of how those conclusions were made.
My roommate, however, hates this book. She thinks it reads too much like a narrative and too little like a graduate-level textbook.
Basic overview: If you like textbooks that flow well and give background, this book is for you. If you prefer the traditional text with bulleted points that really just tell you what something is without the background, don't bother with this.