on 31 October 2012
I'm not a professional electrical/electronics design engineer, but I am well qualified and a long standing hobby practitioner in the subject.
The book is full of details and explanations surrounding the practicality of transforming a good circuit design into a reliable, fault free reality. For a hobby I don't need circuits to pass EMC tests - but at least there is information to allow me to design and implement in a way which is aligned with best practice. Similarly for PCB design and layout, particularly for mixed analogue / digital boards.
The print quality is as good as one expects from Newnes as is the content. It will be a book picked up at different times during a project.