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They are struggling against a huge mainstream of standard SQL/RDBMS dogma they need to make their arguments easily accessible and not put the burden on the reader - that's fine for academia with it's well-stocked libraries but a bit much to expect of the casual reader who has not yet drunk their kool-aid.
FWIW, that's just what Database in Depth is designed to do. O'Reilly has posted a link to the first chapter, as well as an interview with Chris Date.