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Much Ado About Almost Nothing

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Marcel [email protected], May 30, 2007.

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  1. Marcel

    Marcel Guest

    I found a book I would recommend to anyone who has an interest in
    electronics. The title is "Much Ado About Almost Nothing", a history of
    electricity and electronics. It has a novel approach in that it follows the
    path of the electron (which is the "almost nothing" in the title).

    There are many delightful stories of inventors and discoverers (Ohm, Henry,
    Kelvin, Hertz, Galvani, Volta, etc.), including some truly strange
    characters like Nikola Tesla and Henry Cavendish.

    This is the first book I read in which the fundamental principles appear as
    they were discovered, which makes for an easy read. You could give it to a
    high-school student and, after reading it, he or she would know how a
    transistor works or what induction is.

    There is more information on the book's web-site:
    www.historyofelectronics.com

    Marcel Brodmann
     
  2. Stop spamming before your reported... you've already told us this exact same
    thing so you must have some reason to want to sell it.
     
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