Top positive review
Fun With Gears, Levers, Pulleys, and Connecting Rods.
Reviewed in the United States on November 10, 2014
A very old gem, republished, this book is a compendium of mechanical linkages from the age of steam. While computers, sensors, hydraulics, and stepping motors have largely replaced them in industry, it's surprising how many still exist in the machines around us. Plus, they are intrinsically interesting!
The descriptions can be VERY brief, and the illustrations are just that - line drawings. At times I find myself having to work through a mechanism to understand it, a typical issue being that the fixed points of the linkage aren't always described. But all in all, it's a just a fun, inexpensive book. A few bucks on Kindle. What could be better?