One of the things I love about Weather Spoons Pubs other than the cheap real ale; is that they have a large collection of rather geeky books that most people overlook; however a few of us; tend to scan the titles of the books to see what there is that could be of interest.
The most recent book I have acquired of interest is a 1967 print of G.F.C Rogers and Y.R. Mathews’ “Engineering Thermo-Dynamics – SI Units”, other books acquired include Maxwell Crooks and Frederick Dawson’s “The Dictionary of Typewriting”, and some older hardback books on Photography.
The general rule of thumbs are:
- Ask nicely if you can swap the books you find for ones you have
- Bring in a book of your own to replace with the one you acquire
So for the Engineering Thermo-dynamics book, I shall be taking in a copy of “Plasma Diagnostic Techniques” that I found at work.