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Are these two books complementary, or do they have too much in common?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1107034264/?tag=pfamazon01-20

www.amazon.com/Quantum-Field-Theory-Standard-Model/dp/1107034736/

My problem is that I still don't quite understand the difference between university courses in elementary particles and courses in QFT, when both of them focus on the Standard Model. It seems that the relation between these two is analogous to the relation between regular thermodynamics and statistical thermodynamics. And if this is the case, it looks like reading Thomson's book would be almost superfluous. But this doesn't seem right. What am I missing?