Do you have a good scale? If not, you might find out the cost of one before investing in the book.
These days, you can buy cheap electronic scales for under US$20. On amazon.com, search for "gram scale .01g", and you'll see many choices, mostly from American Weigh Scales (AWS). I have two and they work great.
"Way Beyond Monochrome", by Ralph Lambrecht (of APUG) and Chris Woodhouse, has a brief introduction to photographic chemistry, together with a formula for D-76/ID-11 and some other formulae for paper developers, etc, but recommends "The Darkroom Cookbook" by Anchell, and "The Film Developing Cookbook" by Anchell and Troop, for "the whole gamus of darkroom alchemy with all its opportunities and alternatives".
A Kindle version?
Oh Joy!!! Can't think of a better bedtime read!
Thanks for the tip
I can The first Edition from 1940, left it in Turkey for pool-side reading though.
Joking apart it's interesting as it shows how things had changed in respect to film dvelopment between 1940 and 1972 (18th Edition). Unlike many later authors Kurt Jacobson was a working Photo-chemist and was later active in developing new colour processes for Pavelle, so it's a book written with deep insight into all aspects of developing which won't be matched again.