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Very good book, very bad Kindle execution
on 21 January 2014
This is a wonderful book that explains both the physics and the mathematics very well. Other reviewers have already written about the specifics that make this a good book.
The reason why I give only four stars is that the Kindle edition is pretty awful. If you care about beautiful typesetting of mathematics you should buy the paper version of this book, because all the formulas are set as low-resolution images (as seen on retina display). This is really distracting, and frankly unacceptable. The problem of typesetting mathematics on screen has already been solved (e.g., using MathML), and I am really disappointed that Kindle does not seem to support this. In addition, the regular text typesetting is also rather ugly, with bad kerning all over the place. Waiting a couple of days for the physical copy is worth it, in my opinion.