from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Resembling or characteristic of a textbook; dry and pedagogic in tone, comprehensive in scope, etc.
And I did that deliberately to make it non-textbooklike, and again, to make it clear and simple and understandable, yet at the same time persuasive.
It has a number of difficult-to-read charts that apparently are lifted from lectures the author has given on the subject; these give it a textbooklike feel, and perhaps that is intended.
I have nothing against an informal style, and introductory essays, or textbooklike introductions -- but not on the main page.