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Yeah - I thought the same about Amazon, but let's
not be unkind.
"Antenna Theory and Design"
is not something you can casually absorb in a few
hours from an e-book, and then credibly launch into
a "proposal". Some folk eg. me) have spent a large
fraction of their lives untangling antenna theory,
and can only get a reasonable grip on a practical
subset of it.
From the context of your question,
my guess is that you need a general appreciation
of the antenna types, and the frequency ranges they
best suit. You want to know the constraints of physical
size, and cost, and durability. A proposal for a
GPS device for a vehicle is going to be very different
to one for a newsfeed dish on a field, or a telemetry
antenna suited for installation on a satellite.
You can gain much of this from the net for free
using the generous information on Ham radio enthusiast
Use Google Search for "ARRL". It will
lead you into a mess of links where you are bound
to get lots of relavent stuff. Try also Wikipedia.