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Re: a good book on electronics- recommendations please!

PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:38 am
by cloverfield
RoadieChauffeur wrote:These are my starting points:

Practical Electronics for Inventors

The book known as Horiwitz and Hill hasn't been revised for about 25 years, but is still regarded as the Bible of electronics. Rumours abound of a new version (and have done for years...)
The Art of Electronics


thanks for these sharing! wow, the electronic kindle version is more expensive than the hardcover. i wonder why :o

Re: a good book on electronics- recommendations please!

PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:51 pm
by Martin Walker
cloverfield wrote:thanks for these sharing! wow, the electronic kindle version is more expensive than the hardcover. i wonder why :o

I wonder that as well cloverfield - 'The Art Of Electronics' Kindle edition is priced at double the paperback version on Amazon :o

Mind you, on this web site the hardback version is £53 and quoted as £65.99 standard retail, so perhaps you are getting an absolute bargain with the Amazon paperback & hardback versions 8-)

http://www.bookdepository.com/Art-Elect ... 0521809269

EDIT: Just worked it out - the paperback and hardback versions on Amazon are 'used' copies :headbang:


Martin

Re: a good book on electronics- recommendations please!

PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:53 pm
by blinddrew
Just as an FYI, in the UK ebooks are subject to VAT and paper ones aren't.
Because...

... reasons.
:headbang:

Re: a good book on electronics- recommendations please!

PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:13 pm
by Martin Walker
blinddrew wrote:Just as an FYI, in the UK ebooks are subject to VAT and paper ones aren't.
Because...

... reasons.
:headbang:

reasons indeed :headbang: :protest: :thumbdown:

Simply because you download the document instead of having it printed out on sheets of paper :beamup:


Martin