Even so it's a live text book - written for Yamaha by Gary Davis & Ralph Jones" Sound Reinforcement Handbook" - has a lot of valuable information for recordists and should be considered.
I don't have a link but can be found.
You can look at the books table of contents on the amazon.com site and you'll agree when you see section like microphones,preamp,cabling,frequency response etc. that the information is use full.
This book's content in my early years got me to the point where I'm now with the understanding to the aspect of sound and all it's retributions.
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Any mic you buy will be perfectly suited to your needs, until you use it long enough to learn that it's not.