Author/s : Forrest Mims
Publisher : Master Publishing
Category : Other Review by : Jeanne Boyarsky
Rating : 10 horseshoes
"Getting Started in Electronics" is only 128 pages but covers an incredible amount. It goes over the major parts in electronics. I like the emphasis on how things work - yes a little physics. There are wiring diagrams, pictures of components and a great reference on the covers.
It's the kind of book you have to read many times to get everything out of it. First read was great though.
The only thing I don't like is that it is handwritten font on graph paper like in a real engineering notebook. I loved the O'Reilly series which was also on graph paper. The difference is that a typed font was used for the main text and only the notes in the margin looked handwritten. By contrast, having everything look handwritten made it hard to skim. I used a highlighter to solve that problem on subsequent reads.
And I used the highlighter a lot which means there was lots of information. I bought this book directly from http://www.forrestmims.com/. It came in less than 5 days which was quite impressive.