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Usually VSI are in the words of one reviewer "lucid but not patronising"; they strike a fine and very competent balance between being a beginners guide and something that someone with more experience can gain something from. As someone with a Theatre background I found the edition on "Tragedy" to be a wonderful refresher to the degree I took ten years ago, while the edition on "Galaxies" a fascinating introduction to subject about which I knew very little. This book unfortunately assumes too much prior knowledge in its reader and was rather difficult from the first chapter onwards. The use of equations was particularly off putting. A shame really as I would liked to have understood more than I did.