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Note that 'SCRIBD' and 'eSentral' have recently been added to the list of on-line retailers offering the book.


Use the following links to download Adobe Digital Editions or the Calibre ebook manager/reader.

Adobe Digital Editions


You will need to use iTunes to download the Apple iBooks reader or Google Play to download a reader for Android. Search on Google for the Sony Reader App and the Amazon Kindle App.

Note that we can't supply links to Apple, Sony, Google play or Amazon because they use different stores in different parts of the world.

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The book will be available from the major on-line book stores from February 28th 2013, though some stores can take a few weeks longer to list new books.

The book is available in the universal e-pub format used by Apple, Sony, Barnes and Noble and most other e-book reading devices and in the Kindle format used by Amazon.

Reading applications

It is not necessary to own a dedicated electronic reader, such as the Kindle, the 'Sony reader' or other similar devices, since some of the 'reader' manufacturers also offer free reading applications for download to a PC, a Mac, tablet devices and smartphones. There are also a number of independent suppliers of reading software such as 'Adobe Digital Editions', and 'Calibre'. The Calibre application is particularly useful since it can search directly for books and convert book formats.

Unless you specifically want to use a Kindle device to read the book we would recommend purchasing an e-pub version because it is more universal. However, a Kindle reader app is also available for most devices.

Note that some reader applications from booksellers, such as Kobo, Nook (Barnes & Noble) and 'eBook Reader' will only allow you to read books downloaded from their own stores. They offer no way to import books from other sources or books you may have created yourself.


For reading on a PC or a Mac any of the free reader software from Adobe, Calibre, Sony (e-pub format) and Amazon (Kindle format) will work well.

For Apple tablets and phones the iBooks app does an excellent job. For Android tablets the Aldiko reader is excellent for novels etc. However, it is not at all good for technical books with lots of diagrams and tables. This is because it lacks a zooming and scrolling feature—needed to see diagrams and tables clearly on small screens. The small size of a phone screen makes this essential. Some of the more detailed tables are available as PDF downloads from this site but you will want to see the bulk of the diagrams on your phone. The FBReader does a better job with diagrams. A long tap on a diagram opens the diagram in a new window that allows rotation, zooming and scrolling. Unfortunately FBReader does a poor job of showing the text in the manner defined by the author - even when set to honour the author's styles (CSS). However it is currently (early 2013) the best compromise. Hopefully this situation will change as new versions of these readers emerge.

The Sony Reader for PC does an excellent job and they also offer a free app for Android phones and tablets. Unfortunately this is not available in some countries, including Ireland, so we have not been able to check it out.