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'Measurements with the DG8SAQ VNWA 2/3 Vector Network Analyzer' by Gerfried Palme (A4 Colour Softback Book)
A4 VNWA English Language Colour Softback Book
by Joaquin Abian; Thursday 26 May, 2016
The book is hard to read and understand. After trying toread a few pages you get a sensation of deep disappointment.And not because the price payed but because a sense ofwasted opportunity: the aim and contents of the book isreally interesting for a person with no familiarity withVNA's, but it fails transmitting this information.
A highproportion of sentences are difficult to understand, theyare interspersed with comments and clarification attemptsthat make the reading confusing. In most cases the mainproblem is that English grammar is completely absent. Apeculiarity of the text, although not a major issue, is thehigh number of exclamation marks in sentences, acharacteristic very uncommon in technical texts. Some ofthese exclamation marks are isolated in parenthesis"(!)" with a meaning I have not been able todecipher yet.
The book strongly requires athoughtful English style and grammatical edition by aprofessional reviewer. If the book was first written inGerman, it would have been probably better to translatedirectly from German. I learnt from page 2 of the book thatthe text was first translated by a computer program. Myopinion is that this is always a very bad idea.
Hope thiscritical review serves to improve the book. If the authorproduces a professionally revised version I would purchaseit (again).
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