What's wrong with the typesetter? They missed every italic "v" which made the book so hard to read...
Interesting approach that it did not introduce you the 3 schools of Buddhisms but to let you understand the basic, common, underlying belief of Buddhist ideas. Still not very easy cos too many Sanskrit terminology and Pali Language in it. But it is clear and informative, very organized. In order to let you have a better understanding, the author also tries to explains Buddhist's hierarchy and belief in chart form, which is nice.
But hm... surprisingly, I found better introductory resources online.... so for those who doesn't mind reading online, here are two websites I recommend: