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The Clock Repairer's Manual,
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This is really not a book for the novice. The photographs, apart from the one on the cover, are very poor.
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Initial post: 27 Dec 2012 08:46:21 GMT
Peter Stamer says:
I think your very brief review is most unreasonable and 2 out of 5 rating very unfair.
I noted that the two other reviewers stated 'easy to understand text and clear illustration' and 'the book is very good as it shows in very clear pictures and text ...', which is totally at odds with your impressions.
Fortunately we are given the opportunity to 'Click to Look Inside' at some specimen pages from the book; this I have done and read the lot. I found the descriptions and instructions very clear and well written. Any novice with reasonable technical ability should have no trouble following them.
The book is aimed at people with all levels of experience and describes how and where to set up the work area (page 9) and what tools to start with and where to get them or how to make them (page 10 - 12).
The more I read, the more I realised that your comment 'This is really not a book for the novice' is quite ridiculous.
The photography is black and white (the book was published 16 years ago) and the examples aren't perfect but show clearly enough what is intended. Perhaps there were worse examples elsewhere in the book?
This appears to be at least a 4-star book, probably 5.
In reply to an earlier post on 6 Nov 2013 11:36:23 GMT
Dr Konrad Schneckenhauer says:
Thank you, Peter, for putting all this into a more level-headed context.
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