Archive for Books & periodicals

R.I.P. Phaedrus ……….

 

Robert Maynard Pirsig

 

September 6, 1928 – April 24, 2017

 

An Inquiry into Values – Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Book : Harley and me , by Bernadette Murphy

What can I say …..

For almost 3 decades I’m always carrying same 2 books with me , when going on any sort of vacation  – Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and Poetry of Stéphane Mallarmé .

Nowadays , things are much easier – take any sort of modern (pocket) gadget with at least semi decent sized screen , and you’re good to have dozens of books whenever you want …… and I’m really digging that in my (hopefully) mid-life age , having no less than few dozens of books in my phone.

So , I read Harley and me , from phone screen,in two evenings during pretty busy week .

It reminds me of Zen , which is good – book as excerpt from someone’s life , brought in decent and honest form and style …… not bigger than life itself, which is first conditio sine qua non for any thing I could possibly be interested in,in my tender age of 49 😉 .

So , go buy it , read it . It’s that good.

‘Nuff said.

http://www.bernadette-murphy.com/

 

Harley and me

Bernadette Murphy

 

And , yes, as would R.P. say …

…… It’s not very factual on motorcycles……

smesna

 

 

Radiotron Designer Handbook 4-th edition

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Proper PDF , with active menu .

 

This one originated from Pete Millet’s site

Download at PM

 

Download here

 

 

 

 

 

 

Трудно быть богом

Hard to Be a God

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Es ist nicht leicht ein Gott zu sein

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Трудно быть богом

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The Tannoy Story by Julian Alderton

It’s here !

My personal copy , after years of trying to buy it for sane amount of greenies ;

You can still find it ….. in at least dozen web book stores , but just as another book available only in Catalog , not in reality .

Here and there they’re popping up on Ama*on or E*ay , for anything between 30 and 350E , but you need either to be extremely quick or extremely dumb or both , to snatch it.

 

However , lucky and unworthy as I am , after several years of bawling , I got it … thanks to my own personal Wakoo German , known as Generg on Big Diya .

 

So , again , another Geschenk von Generg ……..

Vielen Dank , Herr Bethge !

After few quick glances , it seems as interesting reading ; 260+ pages in pretty small font, few dozens of pictures …… and tonight it will be just first of many nice reading nights …….

😉

 

Tannoy story

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 Edit few days later …….. finished very enjoyable reading ……

 What a ride !