I honestly enjoyed using James Stewart (yes heathen) when I did calc I, II, III and now these forums are buzzing with Spivak - as if he's the new Giancoli/Feynman of math text books whats the big deal? Oh - and i did check out the Amazon.com reviews - surprisingly the one bad review I read gave me details on a free calculus book written by a professor in U of Wisc which he offers for free to download and apparently the reviewer suggests that that book was of a higher quality. - what Luck! [oh a spoiler aler!]http://www.math.wisc.edu/~keisler/calc.html[/spoiler!] Thoughts + regards? PS: if this is in the wrong section please let me know?