C.L. Stong wrote the "Amateur Scientist" column for Scientific American for many years. When I was a boy, my mom saved up to buy me the anthology of Strong's columns. It had a big impression on me -- I still have a copy on my shelf. I never gave much thought to the illustrations, but I now realize that they were responsible for much of the impact that that book had on me. The cloud chamber drawing was one of my favorites. Note the use of peanut-butter jars. Yea! This morning an article on the Maker blog focused on the genius who did all those wonderful drawings: Roger Hayward (I wonder if there is any relation to Wes and Roger -- all three are from Oregon and all three are technical geniuses.) I found this very nice web site about Roger Hayward: http://scarc.library.oregonstate.edu/omeka/exhibits/show/hayward/introduction/introduction/ There are great illustrations in many places. For the Scientific American drawings go to the 1960s section.
In response to popular demand, "SolderSmoke -- Global Adventures in Wireless Electronics" is now available as an e-book for Amazon's Kindle.
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For the print version:
For shipping from a printer in the U.S. (probably better for N. American buyers) Click here: SolderSmoke USA Version
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The two versions are identical, except for a minor difference in the paper used. That's why the prices are a bit different.
Bill's OTHER Book (Warning: Not About Radio)
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