I've been searching for a good book on Calculus that is great for self-study, and at the same time, walks the reader through the WHY behind the math. I am farely upset at how today's educational institutions teach math as plug-n-chug subject without walking the students through the underlying process and concepts. After some research, I've managed to find a book on amazon: Calculus: An Intuitive and Physical Approach (Second Edition) [Paperback] Morris Kline As a student who is currently enrolled in precalculus, but who wants to study ahead, would this be the right choice for a self-study book, and does it cover the topics that a college course would cover? The reviews seem very good, but I really want to get your opinions before investing the money and time. The same goes for: Practical Analysis in One Variable (Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics) [Paperback] Donald Estep (Author) which was recommended by another member of PF. I personally believe that an analysis book would be too difficult/rigorous for a first time learner of Calculus, but I would still like to hear your opinions on this book. Please recommend any other books (no websites please, I'm well aware many of them) you might think would help me in my pursuit to learn and understand Calculus. Thank you!