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The Past Comes Alive at Brown Book Shop – Literallyposted by Brown Books @ 07:20 0 Comments
It was F. Scott Fitzgerald himself who said, “There are no second acts in American lives.” Apparently, he never met the book Basic Electronics by Mac Elwyn Van Valkenburgh. After sitting on the shelf of the Brown Book Shop for more than 59 years, Vol. 4 of the book was finally sold on Thursday. Take that F. Scott!
Originally published in 1955, the book was the fourth in a series of six. Volume 1 was originally a release of courses taught in Navy specialty schools. Although later editions of the book are still available today, it is rare to find the actual first edition from 1955.
in 1921, Van Valkenburgh received his Masters in electrical engineering from
MIT in 1946 and his PhD from in 1952. He was the author of seven textbooks and
many more scientific publications. He
even has an award named after him: the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Mac
Van Valkenburgh Award. Stanford
Van Valkenberg passed away in 1997 at the age of 75.