There Are No Electrons: Electronics for Earthlings

There Are No Electrons: Electronics for Earthlings

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by Kenn Amdahl
     
 

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Perhaps the clearest introduction to the concepts and vocabulary of electricity ever written. Certainly the goofiest. Explains concepts like capacitance, voltage and inductance in such a simple, memorable way you'll learn them in spite of yourself. You'll certainly smile while doing so and may laugh out loud. In print since 1990, this book has become a cult classic.…  See more details below

Overview

Perhaps the clearest introduction to the concepts and vocabulary of electricity ever written. Certainly the goofiest. Explains concepts like capacitance, voltage and inductance in such a simple, memorable way you'll learn them in spite of yourself. You'll certainly smile while doing so and may laugh out loud. In print since 1990, this book has become a cult classic. With its oddball, smart aleck humor, it is often credited with inspiring all the books for dummies and idiots. Blurbs by Dave Barry, Clive Cussler, Ray Bradbury, George Garrett and many more.

Editorial Reviews

Clive Cussler
““I think There Are No Electrons is a major breakthrough in teaching the elementary physics of electricity. It should be required basic reading for high school science students.After 58 years of wandering in an electronic void, even a blockhead like me, who could never visualize the abstract, was able to penetrate the nebulous mists of amps, volts, current, induction, and conductors, and actually understand what the hell they’re all about.
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Dave Barry
“There Are No Electrons changed my life. I lost 17 pounds in five minutes without dieting, and I feel great!”
Michael Tolfa
“If you’re faint of heart, don’t read this book. It may cause you to change! You may find yourself understanding electronics in as clear a manner as you have ever understood anything in your life. What a joy, after years of wanting to understnd jargon like “capacitive reactance” that someone has finally figured out how to make this mind understand.”
Ray Bradbury
“Fascinating and fun! We all feel somewhat dumb when it comes to electronics. There Are No Electrons would be a proper tonic for this ignorance.”

Ray Bradbury is perhaps the most beloved science fiction writer of our time, and certainly one of the most prolific and influential. His books include Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles.
Scott Rundle
“Kenn Amdahl is to electronics manuals what Dr. Seuss is to children’s books”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012206978
Publisher:
Clearwater Publishing Company Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
438 KB

Meet the Author

Kenn Amdahl is the author or co author of There Are No Electrons: Electronics for Earthlings; Algebra Unplugged; Calculus for Cats (both co authored with Jim Loats, Ph.D.); Joy Writing: Discover and Develop Your Creative Voice; The Land of Debris and the Home of Alfredo; Jumper and the Bones; as well as poetry, music, short stories and articles. He lives in Colorado, where he has been active in the local writing and publishing community for years. Besides writing and running Clearwater Publishing, Kenn plays guitar (he paid for college by playing and giving lessons) and manages his various serial obsessions, like raising mushrooms, gardening, tropical fish, fingerpicking the cello, painting and pond scum. His company website is at clearwaterpublishing.com and his blog ("The Wordguise Alembic") is at clearwaterpublishing.com/alembic.

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There Are No Electrons: Electronics for Earthlings 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was so pleased to see this book available electronically, I've recommended and loaned it to so many people over the last 20 years and have always been thanked profusely after they read it. This guy Amdahl makes understanding the core basics of the theories that are electricity easy and fun. The trained elephant becomes just a little less intimidating.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm not sure why Amazon has over 50 fabulous customer reviews of this title and Barnes and Noble has none. If you like to read and have a goofy sense of humor but are a little intimidated by the idea of learning about voltage and capacitance, this is the book for you.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is incredible. Whether you're a beginner or an expert in the field, this book will take to the world of electricity using a unique style. If you're at all interested in electricity, you have to read this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My high school physics teacher recommended this book back in 1993. I only recently found it at a Barnes and Noble a couple of months ago. I have a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and I really wish I had this as a textbook prior to taking my circuit design and solid-state electronics classes. If you have any interest in the realm of electricity, you must read this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Don't bother with this book if you have no sense of humor. In fact, don't bother with much of anything. But do try to have a sense of humor, because this book is THE MOST CLEAR AND ENTERTAINING EXPLANATION OF BASIC PRINCIPLES OF ELECTRICITY I've come across in my wanderings, and it would be a shame for you to miss it.