Two Australian books: Shake Hands With The Apple ][ and Apple //e

Shake Hands With The Apple – two books presented in the original form and then the later Apple //e updated edition.  The preface: We are involved in teaching computer operation to post secondary students and find that available manuals assume an understanding of computing terminology. We realise that there is a need for a simplified guide for the beginner who has little or no knowledge of computers or computing terms. SHAKE HANDS WITH THE APPLE has been designed to meet that need.

600dpi scan, printed page matches PDF numbering and OCR performed.  Enjoy by navigating to Book Scans:

First Published in Australia 1981


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Second Edition 1982

Pam Kelly-Hartley and Joy McKneil 14 Gilandra Street Rochedale Q 4123 National Library of Australia

Card number and ISBN 0 9593806 1 2

Copyright owned by P Kelly-Hartley and J McKneil 1981

PAM KELLY-HARTLEY T. Dip. T., T. Dip. P.S., Cert. Teaching Technical Teacher Seven Hills College of Technical and Further Education Queensland

JOY McKNEIL Grad. Dip. Ed. Admin., Dip. Bus. Studies, Dip. Teaching. T. Dip. T., Dip. I.P.S.A. Senior Technical Teacher Seven Hills College of Technical and Further Education Queensland


Kids and the Apple, Scanned Book

This educational book delivers on BASIC programs and ideas tailored for kids with access to an Apple ][ computer.  Fully illustrated.  600dpi scan, printed page matches PDF numbering and OCR performed.  Enjoy by navigating to Book Scans:

©1982 by Reston Publishing Company, Inc. A Prentice-Hall Company Reston, Virginia ISBN: 0-8359-3669-4

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The Robot Book, Richard Pawson

ISBN: 0863990665

Enjoy this unique, creative and historical book about Robots and home computers. It is highly relevant to the Apple II and wider vintage computing community and robot enthusiasts.  This was a difficult scan and the source was ‘well loved’ shall we say.  However content is king and you’ll enjoy Richard Pawson’s book as it is well illustrated, easy to read and full of photos.  This is the first time a high resolution cover scan is available on the internet, let alone the full book.

Click through to Scanned Books where the files are freely available with direct download.


From the back cover
“The Robot Book

  • Is a beginner’s guide to the entire field of robotics, from fictional and toy robots, how robots work, robots used in education and industry, to the future of robots
  • Is written in a clear and simple language, and assumes no mathematical, technical, electronic or computer knowledge
  • Presents an up-to-date account of current robotics research and new robot products
  • Provides full step-by-step constructional details for more than a dozen robots you can built yourself and control from a home computer. Most projects require no special tools or skills
  • Is illustrated throughout with photographs, drawing and explanatory diagrams
  • Is written by one of Britain’s leading communicators in robotics and computer
  • Will appear to people interested in new technology, to home computer owners, hobbyists and those wishing to keep up with a changing society. “

PDF pages should match the printed page, with countless pages being re-touched in photoshop to smooth out wear and tear.  The book was bound by thread in 10 sections, all requiring manual stitch like removal and trimming.  The source was ACT Libraries ‘cancelled’ copy that I personally borrowed as a young child and later bought at a charity book sale.

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OSBORNE 16-bit Microprocessor Handbook, Book scan

Presented here is a vintage reference book on 16-Bit Microprocessors.  In the folder Book Scans

Authors: Adam Osborne, Gerry Kane
ISBN: 0913988438
Copyright: McGraw-Hill 1975-1981
Pages: 803


Examples of content:

  • National Semiconductor PACE and INS8900
  • General Instrument CP1600
  • Texas Instruments TI TMS 9900, 9980, 9940
  • Single Chip Nova Minicomputer Central Processing Units
  • Intel 8086
  • Zilog Z8000
  • Motorola MC68000
  • 2900 series Chip Slice products


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