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Could anyone suggest me a book that teach basic electronics concepts using metaphors ?

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for general electronics:
http://www.amazon.com/Make-Electronics-Discovery-Charles-Platt/dp/0596153740
with accompanying blog:
http://handsonelectronics.blogspot.ca/



for arduino:
http://www.amazon.com/Arduino-Workshop-Hands--Introduction-Projects/dp/1593274483/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1374079240&sr=1-6&keywords=arduino+book
author's website:
http://tronixstuff.wordpress.com/


http://www.amazon.com/Beginning-Arduino-Michael-McRoberts/dp/143025016X/ref=dp_ob_title_bk (this is the newer edition, not out yet)


http://www.amazon.com/Exploring-Arduino-Techniques-Engineering-Wizardry/dp/1118549368/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1374079449&sr=1-1&keywords=exploring+arduino
accompanying website:
http://exploringarduino.com/







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Practical Electronics for Inventors
by Paul Scherz

This uses water analogies for explaining electricity to beginners. Water pressure is voltage, water flow is current, springs, valves etc.

I bought the book . It is good for beginners and engineers to remind them about a thousand subjects.
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As you get more advanced the next book after these would be the old standby The Art of Electronics by Horowitz and Hill. Some people start with AoE others start with a bit easier books as AoE tends to be more detailed (while trying to still avoid complex math).
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*If* you can find a copy... AoE is a dated but a superb reference book.
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I found below two ,
which one is better ?

http://www.amazon.com/Practical-Electronics-Inventors-Third-Edition/dp/0071771336/ref=pd_bxgy_b_text_y

http://www.amazon.com/Hacking-Electronics-Illustrated-Makers-Hobbyists/dp/0071802363/ref=pd_sim_b_3
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That is the U.S. Amazon, get the UK equivalent.
I have met Simon, the author, a few times, top chap, he is on this forum from time to time.He knows his stuff and has a way of putting it over for beginners.
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http://www.amazon.com/Hacking-Electronics-Illustrated-Makers-Hobbyists/dp/0071802363/ref=pd_sim_b_3
That is the U.S. Amazon, get the UK equivalent.
I have met Simon, the author, a few times, top chap, he is on this forum from time to time.He knows his stuff and has a way of putting it over for beginners.

I have got his Arduino programming book , top class! But the first book has been written by him too ?? confused
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But the first book has been written by him too ?
Yes he was co author on the first, he wrote the second by him self.
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That is the U.S. Amazon, get the UK equivalent.
I have met Simon, the author, a few times, top chap, he is on this forum from time to time.He knows his stuff and has a way of putting it over for beginners.

I just had a flick through it on Amazon, it looks good.
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Yes he was co author on the first, he wrote the second by him self.

oh I see..so the 2nd I should get , I guess
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The inventors book gets a vote from me if you are a beginner and want to know the "background" about why parts work the way they do and why you use them.  It's a very thorough reference book.
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Seem like this one is more practical

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Make-Electronics-Learning-Through-Discovery/dp/0596153740
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Have you checked these - http://openbookproject.net/electricCircuits/ - ?

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Skimmed through first volume , seem like promising ! Many thanks about sharing this.
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