This book is a
compilation of the articles he wrote about these wonderful slide rules,
each one made for a specific and unique use, and about the men who
designed and manufactured them. There is the slide rule that computes
road curvature, one that calculates for sewerage applications, one
that provides navigational information for flyers, one for brewers
that computes barley malt, water, hops, and yeast and then takes into
account time, temperature and pressure and there are many, many more.
was fortunate to have as his associate in this enterprise Herman van
Herwijnen, who describes himself as a slide rule collector and computer
freak. He has compiled a marvelous CD, designed for the PC and included
with the book, featuring an enormous number of photographs (in full
color and from all sides and angles) of all the rules mentioned in
the book, as well as a great many additional ones. Each rule is accompanied
by a description – material it is made of, size, name, etc. Each picture
can be enlarged several times, so that every detail is seen.
The disc can be
searched, browsed, its index can be used to take the reader to a particular
slide rule maker or to a particular slide rule, and individual pictures
can be printed or copied — it is a treasure chest of information.
pages, Paperback, B&W, 7" x 10", © 2003
Order Number: AP103..........$24.95