So far Im at chapter 2 (just finished it). So Im going to update this once im done with the book.
Let me say first this is not a book to read while you are lying on bed, You absolutely need a pen, a paper, and write down the theorems, and then rewrite all the proofs, and write on your own the skipped steps. Note the author says more than one time "clearly", and those "clearly" are kinda clear, however proving them will take space, and I think they need to be proven anyway, to get a better grasp on material.! (sometimes if you think the clearly is not near clear, then maybe your thinking wrong, rethink about the problem).
Anyway, whats BEST about this book, is that it "is carefully developing only what is essential" to get to manifolds (which I never studied b4). But comparing this book to other books, Other books introduce LOTS and LOTS of material, that you really might not need to know ALL of it to get to manifolds. I am not saying all those extra material are not important, but to simply study the subject of manifolds, you really do not "need" them.
this book is five chapters:
1)Functions on Euclidean Spaces
4) Integration on chains
5) Integration on Manifolds
IT might sound trivial for grad math books, but this book does NOT have solution to the exercices at end of book, however, some of the excerices have hints just right after the statement of the problem, and I think they are kinda solvable.
True, not so many examples provided in the book, however, if you sit and write and prove theorems, then you should be able to create your own example, and more like discover things!
Simply, if you love studying Math, (some say torture urself with Math), then that's the right book for you.
I can not but give 5 stars for this book. Overpriced, not many examples, WHATEVER, The name of the book is calculus on Manifolds (not advanced calc 2 or real analysis 2), and thats what you will absolutely find in the book.
*** Update ***
now that I'm done with the book. It has been a great experience, especially it's my first exposure to manifolds (also differentials). However, I think this book really lacks examples. If I was not studying this book as independent study with a professor, I would have learned some wrong concepts on my own (especially in the section about n-cubes, examples by the author were REALLY needed there to clear any confusion). The way I studied this book is that I read it, try to rewrite all the proofs on my own rigorously including all the left-out details, then go to my professor, he will give more intuition, and I try to come up with examples in his office. It's been great, I learned a lot. I still think lack of examples is a problem. Though wud not want to change my 5 stars.
Now I think studying this book as second (at least not first) exposure to the material would be a lot better, That's if you are studying it on your own! However, IF you have extra time and IF you can discuss the material with a professor everytime you read a section, and He can direct you to develop the right examples, then this book is GREAT (and I think can be covered in one semester)!