[texhax] Examples of books written using LaTeX/TeX and related tools
bt at phisp.irfu.se
Tue Jul 7 19:14:06 CEST 2009
For several years, I have had an Internet book project going where I use
LaTeX (mainly memoir style) to produce a textbook called
"Electromagnetic Field Theory". You can download it for free from
www.plasma.uu.se/CED/Book and see how it looks.
The book will be printed later this year.
In your e-mail of Fri Jul 3 19:19:25 2009 you wrote:
> Folks occasionally ask about what sort of books can be produced using
> (La)TeX. We've recently published a couple of books using only LaTeX
> and other free tools. The first one is unusual because it's in
> full-colour and
> contains hundreds of photographs and other illustrations.
> 1. "Sustainable Energy - without the hot air" is full colour
> throughout. It was produced in LaTeX, and most of the diagrams
> were done in MetaPost. Some of the maps and other technical
> illustrations used more specialized tools, such as the gmt software
> for maps.
> It was all free software.
> You can download the book free in its entirety, as a PDF (or even
> buy it as a normal hardcopy book :-). There's a recent article about
> it on Slashdot, which gives the download link:
> If you don't want to look at the whole thing, some of the MetaPost
> diagrams are at:
> 2. "Alternative DNS Servers" is completely different. It's a typical
> computer book. Again, this was done 100% in LaTeX, with diagrams
> drawn with InkScape, which is of course free.
> Sample diagrams are at:
> and samples of tables of contents, etc. are in the box on page:
> Both books utilized Make to control the build process. Unfortunately,
> each author used his own build system, so there's nothing we can
> release (although we're working on a standard directory-tree and Make
> setup that we'll release in due course -- any volunteers for testing? :-)
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