Opinions on Rovelli's General Relativity: The Essentials?

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I recently noticed that "General Relativity: The Essentials" by Carlo Rovelli has been published. Based on the description, table of contents, and the Amazon reviews, it seems to me that it might be a spiritual successor to Dirac's "General Theory of Relativity." Is that an accurate assessment?

If you've had a chance to give it a look, what were your thoughts? What purpose(s) do you think this text would be good for?
 
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Demystifier
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The book discusses some basic GR aspects of GPS, which can hardly be found in other books.
 
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It looks very different from Dirac's book to call it a successor in any sense. Dirac has no philosophical discusstions at all, Rovelli on the other hand has plenty.
 

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