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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

'Measurements with the DG8SAQ VNWA 2/3 Vector Network Analyzer' by Gerfried Palme (A4 Colour Softback Book)

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2 of 5 Stars! 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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