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Clive "Max" Maxfield's books are for everyone, even the old "engineer",
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"Max" Maxfield has a very original style that does away with "you already know this" and goes to "let's go there together AND have a lot of fun doing it". This is a MATH book, dealing in how computers do math, and adds the dimension of learning by doing, by adding a "virtual" calculator you program to do the math. It may be helpful to know some programming and some digital logic, but "Bebop to the Boolean Boogie", also by "Max", gets you there. You go from the DIY "virtual" calculator (residing on your computer) that does NOTHING, and you, with Clive and Alvin as your guides, make it do basic math. Even us "old" engineers can have a kick start to the memories of how we used to do things, and may still be doing them today. Added bonus: It is not a dry text book approach. You will have fun doing it.