There's a textbook called Understanding Physics by Michael Mansfield, and it is is used at Cambridge University. https://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Physics-Michael-Mansfield/dp/0470746378 Although the book is less than 700 pages, the author says that his book is "comprehensive" and is intended to physics freshmen. So is it possible to a book with just about 700 pages to cover all the introductory physics curriculum? By the way, the book includes many modern physics topics as well. Has any one of you used the book? how did you see it? was it good? Thanks in advance.