I’m afraid you would find it excessively technical (and expensive)
I’m sure you’re right on both counts, Doc (I only made it to Page 7 of The Nature of the Chemical Bond --- but if you’d written it, I might have got as far as page 10 ;-). I shall continue to enjoy your, and other posters’ writing, free, gratis and for nothing, here at wordorigins.org.
One way to elude the constraints of academic (or any other) publishing, is to publish one’s work oneself (my great-grandfather and grandfather, who were a great deal better-heeled than I, both did this. So did ElizaD). For impecunious authors, I think the Internet might be a valuable aid. I’m looking into it