I've been hearing about this book for years, but until I watched this interview, I knew nothing about the author. Thanks Lady Ada. (And thanks to Farhan for the alert.)
As a native New Yorker, I'm pleased to include in the blog yet another reminder that the Big Apple is not all fashion and finance -- a lot of solder has been melted in my home town.
Paul Horowitz has a truly awesome bio. He got his ham license at age eight. QST tells us that lots of little kids do this, but unlike some of the youngsters we see in the magazine I suspect young Paul really mastered the theory. Paul Horowitz has "The Knack." Big time.
PhD from Harvard. Author of "The Art of Electronics." Pioneer in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. Carl Sagan is believed to have modeled the main character in "Contact" partly on Paul. Check out the wiki page:
In response to popular demand, "SolderSmoke -- Global Adventures in Wireless Electronics" is now available as an e-book for Amazon's Kindle.
Here's the site:
For the print version:
For shipping from a printer in the U.S. (probably better for N. American buyers) Click here: SolderSmoke USA Version
For shipping from a printer in the UK, Spain, or the USA (probably better for UK and other European buyers)
Click here: SolderSmoke EU Version
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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