"Extremely readable and easy to understand, you'll wonder how people learned about this stuff before this book came along."
- New Book Bulletin, Computer Literacy Bookshops
"A highly readable, well-illustrated guided tour through basic electronics."
- Science Books & Films
"There's something for anyone involved in anyway in electronics, whether as a mild interest or as a serious technician. . . . The book is an excellent and invaluable resource for anyone who's ever held a soldering iron and wants to know what makes current electronics technology tick, and where it's going in the future."
- Everyday with Practical Electronics (U.K.)
"This book is better than most college courses for learning electronics basics."
- The Daily Spectrum
"Maxfield shows the best of his style, mixing deep knowledge of technical history with a great sense of humor and a strong passion for finding some (almost) unbelievable nuggets of trivia. On the whole, this is a book that deserves the acclaim it received since the very first edition and it should be on the desk of everybody who is interested in digital electronics design."
- Electronics World, January 2006
The highly-successful most readable and comprehensive introduction to contemporary electronics available!