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1. Modern Control Engineering (4th Edition)
by Katsuhiko Ogata
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Asin: 0130609072
Catlog: Book (2001-11-13)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Sales Rank: 151388
Average Customer Review: 4.43 out of 5 stars
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This comprehensive treatment of the analysis and design of continuous-time control systems provides a gradual development of control theory—and shows how to solve all computational problems with MATLAB. It avoids highly mathematical arguments, and features an abundance of examples and worked problems throughout the book.Chapter topics include the Laplace transform; mathematical modeling of mechanical systems, electrical systems, fluid systems, and thermal systems; transient and steady-state-response analyses, root-locus analysis and control systems design by the root-locus method; frequency-response analysis and control systems design by the frequency-response; two-degrees-of-freedom control; state space analysis of control systems and design of control systems in state space. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Formulas done right
This book is very good. I really like the way the formulas are given, with all the variables immediatelly defined. When reading it was amazing. As the questions arose in my mind as to what something meant, the next sentence or two satisfied my curiosity.
While other books tend claim that a piece of information is "beyond the scope of this text" (yet then expect knowledge of the topic), Ogota takes a couple of extra paragraphs to explain the basics of what is needed for better understanding.

5-0 out of 5 stars Control system design the way it was meant to be!
This is an excellent controls text. All concepts are beautifully explained and developed. The examples in the book are clear and concise and the exercises cover a broad range of control system design applications. One of the greatest perks of this book is the extensive coverage of MATLAB applications to control system design. Not only do you learn how to do it mathematically but you learn how to program and let MATLAB aid you. You get double the learning for the price of one text!

5-0 out of 5 stars Art of modern control in one masterpiece!!!
First of all, the book is written by an extraordinary authority in the field, one of few such professionals in the world. It covers the whole subject of modern control engineering, so if You know most of it, what is in the book, You know a lot of the subject. There are many clear and precise physical models, block diagrams, MatLab instructions, the results given by a computer, the problems solved or/and explained by the language of mathematics and theory of control. ALL IN ONE. The book is The Art of Modern Control Engineering. However, You have to have at least some physical and mathematical bases to learn and see the beauty and art of it all.

4-0 out of 5 stars Feedback Analysis & Design
I used this book for two semesters. The only downside is that this book is too thick, but the new edition looks better. I found the MATLAB program(s) very useful, in addition to a bunch of solved sample problems at the end of each Chapter. I have been told that the latest edition has information on Signal Flow Graphs (Mason's Rule), which is very critical if you are analysing the topic of Controls from an Electrical Engineer's point of view.

5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best books in control theory
The most comprehensive textbook in control theory.very well explained and each chapter has at least a dozen of solved excersices. MATLAB is being used extensively to learn control applications.It can be used also as an introduction to advanced control. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. ... Read more

2. Mastering Autodesk Architectural Desktop
by Paul F. Aubin
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Catlog: Book (2001-09)
Publisher: Autodesk Press
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Average Customer Review: 3.88 out of 5 stars
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Discover the "whys" and "hows" of creating a complete set of professional-quality construction documents using features and functions contained in the newest release of Autodesk Architectural Desktop (ADT)! Written by a professional Autodesk Training Center (ATC) manager and successful national ADT applications engineer, Mastering Autodesk Architectural Desktop 3 focuses squarely on the rationale and practicality of the ADT process. Unlike other books that confront novices with a never-ending stream of seemingly discrete and unrelated commands, this book propels its readers to new skills using detailed examples and exercises that showcase the "why" as well as the "how" of using Autodesk Architectural Desktop to complete residential and commercial building design projects. The book begins by acquainting readers with the user interface and familiarizing them with the conceptual underpinnings of Autodesk Architectural Desktop software operations. Subsequent chapters enable readers to delve directly into the process of using their software to set up residential and commercial building projects, produce sections and elevations, generate schedules, design layouts, work with details, plot construction documents, and more! As a result, readers gain a first-hand understanding of the value of Autodesk Architectural Desktop as a professional design tool as well as practical knowledge of what can be and what ought to be modified. Prior experience using AutoCAD is assumed. However, no prior experience with Autodesk Architectural Desktop is required making this book perfect for today's professional architects, interior designers, facilities planners, and students. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book!
Great book essential for getting started! (The autodesk book "Gettign Started" certainly doesn't. Nor does the online training included with ADT.) Very thoughtfully laid out and really gets you into the "guts" of the product in short order. CD included has a great setup for doing residential and commercial can use it to set up your shop. Any corrections or clarifications in the book or on the CD are on As software is a work in progress, so are these books on the software, and the site includes some important clarifications that have come out since the release of 3.3. If you need to know ADT, buy this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book....
I've had a bit of experience having started with Cadence and then moved on to Autocad, Softdesk and eventually ADT. However I've had very little formal training (one time at Autodesk University). For that level of experience the book is excellent... no idea how it would be for people just starting out or unfamiliar with ADT.

I'm about 3/4 fo the way through the book and while much of it is a review there are great portions that have filled in gaps and eased the transition to the new management system.

For people in circumstances similar to my own I'd highly recommend this book.

3-0 out of 5 stars Mastering Autodesk Architectural Desktop
A good book over all but lacks the finer points for using the program. I would recommend the book for someone who has not had much experience using AutoCAD.

2-0 out of 5 stars Try to figure out how to create i.e. Schedules
Good book, but it could be better. You have to think the deepest tough to figure out where is the beginning and or the end of many procedures. Try to figure out the best way to approach the creation on a Door Schedule in 2d, for example.Good luck

1-0 out of 5 stars Avoid this book-Written By Master for Master
The reason I got this book was the price and some of the good review by buyers. Unfortunitely I didn't take the words of the buyer who gave this book a rating of 1. This book really is confusing. Let me warn you this book is not for beginners or even expert current AutoCAD 2002 users like me. This is more suited for current ADT user upgrading to v3.3. The way the book layout is hard to understand. It start off with the MOST confusing part of CAD,Display. The instructions make you go in circles and by the time you finish all the steps you forget how to do it. Following the instructions are somewhat difficult for a experience 2002 user due to lack of pictures so forget about it being a beginners. I'm sure the people who crafted this book put alot of time on it but it's not a very good layout book. Sorry about the 1 star rating but this is the highest I can give. It's a sure return. ... Read more

3. Skin Care and Cosmetic Ingredients Dictionary (Milady's Skin Care and Cosmetics Ingredients Dictionary)
by Natalia Michalun, Varinia Michalun
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Asin: 1562536605
Catlog: Book (2000-12-29)
Publisher: Milady
Sales Rank: 24328
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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The second edition of this thorough reference is an invaluable tool for assessing cosmetic products, addressing both the quality of the product and the effect it has on the skin. Since a product's ultimate purpose is to benefit the skin, it is crucial to have an understanding of how the skin works, how and why a product may or may not penetrate it, and what care individual skin types and conditions may require. It is difficult to discuss product ingredients without correlating product performance to skin function. An expanded section on skin physiology and chemical concepts enables the reader to better understand product performance through a thorough explanation of how chemicals and ingredients interact. The various skin types, conditions, and appropriate ingredients for treatments provide a quick reference to address clients' needs.This enlarged second edition contains over 2,000 ingredients including 200 new and updated entries. Expanded information on antioxidants and their stability, new discussion on aging and sensitive skin, and function of SPF and new sunblock ingredients offering full spectrum sunscreen and sunblock for both UVA and UVB rays has been added. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely the best reference book on cosmetics ingredients
Let me tell you, this book is worth every dollar, do not be scared off by the price! Over 2,000 ingredients reviewed in an easy to comprehend way, you don't have to be an expert in chemistry to find out what exactly is in your favourite cream - effective ingredients or just pore-clogging chemicals, preservatives and irritants! There are also 3 chapters on skin physiology, product penetration and skin types and conditions. I would highly recommend this book for consumers, cosmetics sales people and estheticians.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonder about all those ingredients? Milady has the answer!
As a former aesthetician and current president of a vitamin and nutritional company I am well accustomed to using chemical, pharmaceutical,and medical reference books for formulary research and scientific information. Most of these books are extremely technical and difficult to understand. Milady's Skin Care and Cosmetic Ingredients Dictionary is the exception.

Milady offers one of the most comprehensive and easy-to-use guides to understanding what is in every bottle of cream or cosmetic item that you use.

This book will allow you to make informed decisions about what skincare products to buy and most importantly what each ingredient REALLY does, along with any negative side-effects. Whenever we begin formulating a new product, we always consult

5-0 out of 5 stars Do you know what you REALLY cleanse your face with?
An EXCEPTIONAL reference books / ingredient dictionary!
Have you ever wondered what those ingredients in your cleanser or make-up REALLY were? Now you can find out.

This comprehensive book not only includes an extensive list of ingredients and their uses/definitions & more...

(AN EXAMPLE: "linoleic acid (vitamin F) - an emulsifier. ...prevents dryness and roughness. A deficiency in linoleic acid in the skin is associated with symptoms similar to to those characterizing in eczema, psoriasis and a generally poor skin condition. an essential fatty acid found in a variety of plant oils, including soybean and sunflower." )

...but the book also includes a chapter on skin types, conditions and appropriate ingredients for treatment that would provide a quick reference so address your (or your clients skin care needs), a thorough explanation of how chemicals and ingredients interact in cosmetics and more!

I HIGHLY recommend this book to skin care professionals and beauty connoseurs that want to know the "insider secrets".
I will never go a day of work (as an aesthetician) without this book!

5-0 out of 5 stars Milady's Skin Care and Cosmetic Ingredients Dictionary
I have recently completed a course in Esthetics and have found the book to be helpful by changing technical terms and information into easily understood definitions and uses. The book is written by the same publisher as the text book that I studied from and found it to be easy reading and understandable. I would compare it to A Consumers Dictionary of Cosmetic Indegredients by Ruth Winter. Both are excellent reference books but I feel that Milady's uses general terms and applies to the break down of the product indegredients used in skin care and not just make-up application. I would highly recommend this book to skin care professionals. ... Read more

4. Career Counseling: Applied Concepts of Life Planning
by Vernon G. Zunker
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Asin: 0534367232
Catlog: Book (2001-06-01)
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Sales Rank: 62900
Average Customer Review: 2.2 out of 5 stars
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This highly successful book has been called the most comprehensive text on the market, providing students with needed career theory as well as practical techniques and examples. Through the author's clear writing style, case examples, tables, and exercises, students develop a solid understanding of the theoretical models of career counseling and are thoroughly exposed to the practical information on how to effectively counsel clients about career issues. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars A full exposure of the topic - from History to Application
I read all the other reviews, I get a feeling they are all from students. As a practicing professional in this field for the past 20 years, I can say that as Boles'"What Color is your Parachute" is the bible for Job Seekers, Zunker's "Career Counseling: Applied concepts of Life Planning" is the bible for the Career Counselor. I find Zunker's information well exposed for easy comprehension. His writing style is simple and straight-forward. I believe the book is well structured for its purpose and didn't get a 5 star rating because It should be more economical in pricing.

2-0 out of 5 stars Vague and inconclusive
While there is an immensely broad array of career counseling topics covered in this book, it is extremely poorly written and is of little use. The author fails to define the key terms, and only vaguely discusses the key concepts. For example, Zunker fails to effectively explain Donald Super's career maturity factors e.g., Zunker full definition of Super's crystallization of traits is, "individual progress toward forming a self concept." In addition, Zunker writes in an extremely passive, wordy, vague style more tailored to impress academics than to be relevant for students.

1-0 out of 5 stars Can I get my money back?
Like the other review this is a book I used for a graduate class in ed counseling. I needed safety pins to keep my eyes open. This book is too broad and covers too much. If I ever wanted to go into career counseling I wont now cause its toooooooo boring after this book.

2-0 out of 5 stars not recommended covers too much for one book
I used this book for a graduate career counseling course. It didn't set career development in an economic history which would explain why theory developed the way it did. Additionally, the book doesn't explain many of the theories so the student can dilineate the differences between them. the author states that career counseling will soon integrate with other forms of counseling and yet, he doesn't point out obvious relationships between career theory and other psychological and developmental theories. There is a lot of guidence on counseling which covers both general and career skills. I would have liked the assessment section to be much bigger and more practical and the school assessment section to be much smaller. Zunker has an assessment book and should probably take his huge section on school counseling and make a book from that. All together the book was very dry and boring.

2-0 out of 5 stars dull and unhelpful
this was a textbook used in one of my graduate school classes, and even reading it was a chore. There was virtually no "applied" information - nothing about how to actually do career counseling with a live human being. I would not recommend this book for anyone who is seeking usable information on career counseling, especially if counseling clients are adults. ... Read more

5. Career Counseling: Process, Issues, and Techniques (2nd Edition)
by Norman C. Gysbers, Mary J. Heppner, Joseph A. Johnson
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Asin: 0205340555
Catlog: Book (2002-07-16)
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Sales Rank: 230118
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6. The Art of Floral Design
by Norah T. Hunter
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Asin: 0827386273
Catlog: Book (1999-12-27)
Publisher: Thomson Delmar Learning
Sales Rank: 66717
Average Customer Review: 4.71 out of 5 stars
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Since its first appearance, The Art of Floral Design has become the definitive standard in teaching design techniques. In-depth and illustrated in full color, it offers comprehensive information on the principles and mechanics of flower arranging, basic flower anatomy, and arrangement styles for all occasions. This well-written text combines theory and practice to familiarize readers with the basics and guide them through more advanced floral techniques. This book is sure to remain on your reference shelf throughout your career in floral design. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Student's Review
A comprehensive guide to floral care and designing. The author has complete instructions with illustrations which are very helpful.
The author also teaches concepts through repetition and ties the chapters together by reviewing past concepts.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Textbook of the Basics of Floral Design
We used this textbook in our 'intro to floral design' course at Texas A&M University. I thought it did an excellent job of teaching all of the basic design principles, and it also had very good pictures and diagrams to aide in the learning. Unfortunately, I sold this book at the end of the semester, and I wish that I had kept it. I have been looking for a more economically priced floral design book, as complete as this one, and have not been able to find it. I you are a beginning designer, or need the ultimate floral design reference, this is the book for you!

5-0 out of 5 stars Textbook Style Book
This is a great book. It is a textbook style book, so it is a little on the technical side. If you are interested in retail floristry then you will find it to be a great book. But if you are a hobbyist or are looking for a book to give you ideas for arrangements to place around the house/office this book maybe more technical than you want.

4-0 out of 5 stars Lacks good design, but great practical knowledge.
Norah Hunter was my floral design instructor, so of course, we used her book. Coming from a strong design background, I think that the arrangements are at best mediocre and lacking creativity. Some of the design theories seem over simplified to me as well. However, although the design instruction falls short in my opinion, the practical knowledge she teaches about flower names, running a floral business, care and handling, etc. are invaluable to anyone working in the floral industry. The book also contains an excellent appendix of flower and foliage names with illustrations.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Art of Floral Design
"This is the BIBLE OF THE FLORAL INDUSTRY! " That is the exact words my instructor used five years ago when I attended design school. Since that day, I still refer back to it again and again. The techniques and illustrations are wonderfully formatted in such a way that is easy to understand. Everything from the history of floral design up to todays job opportunities within floristry are covered. If you strive to be a knowledgable designer in all areas, this book will surely lead the way. More examples of topics covered are; wiring techniques for corsages, proper care and handling of flowers, understanding color, design principles, controlling cost, holidays, funeral arrangements, the list goes on and on. This is a must have book for any designers library. Sincerely, Julie E. Bargeron ... Read more

7. Applying Career Development Theory to Counseling
by Richard S. Sharf
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Asin: 0534367488
Catlog: Book (2001-06-01)
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Sales Rank: 85289
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Richard Sharf goes beyond simply presenting theory to show the reader how to apply the principles in a counseling setting, making this book useful for both practicing counselors and counselors-in-training. Sharf covers three major theoretical areas (trait and type, life-span, and special-focus theories) in Parts I-III, then discusses theoretical integration in Part IV, with each theory providing a unique perspective on career development. The book also offers numerous case examples, discusses career testing from a practical and theoretical perspective, and integrates labor-market information with career theory. In addition, this book has been praised for having a clear writing style, useful case examples, and material included throughout on diversity. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars A wonderful book for beginners
This book provides a comprehensive discussion and integration of career development theories. The instructor's manual assists the beginning professor with an opportunity to impart quality pedagogical knowledge to students. The examples cited throughout the text offer students an opportunity ingest the course material and retain their newly found knowledge. The author makes learning career theories enjoyable and very applicable to situations. ... Read more

8. Documentary Storytelling for Video and Filmmakers
by Sheila Curran Bernard
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Catlog: Book (2003-10-31)
Publisher: Focal Press
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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As the market for documentaries expands, so does the challenge to create memorable, compelling films. Story and structure are the most important (and least expensive) tools available. This guide shows how to make stronger, more compelling documentaries through improved storytelling techniques. It offers a writerly perspective to filmmakers at every stage of production, from concept and treatment to shooting and postproduction. It is intended for the novice as well as the experienced filmmaker and is applicable to a wide variety of documentary styles and forms.

Documentary Storytelling fills a critical void on the bookshelf, offering an in-depth guide to story and structure as they apply not to Hollywood screenplays but to documentary films. Story is what turns a subject or an idea into a film; it's what keeps an audience watching a topic they might never have thought would interest them. Written for anyone working in documentary, this book offers practical advice for all stages of production. It's filled with real-world examples drawn from the author's own career and from the experiences of some of today's top documentarians.

*Offers in-depth analysis and tools for applying concepts of story and structure to documentary material
*Interviews with well-known filmmakers give unique perspectives on nonfiction filmmaking
*Covers a wide range of documentary styles
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5-0 out of 5 stars If you make documentaries
...then this book's for you. Geared toward directors, producers, editors, and anyone (including writers), the book talks about story and structure as basic to any kind of film. Also has interviews with experts on archival use, historical films, cinema verite and more. Useful and straightforward.

5-0 out of 5 stars ESSENTIAL!
Practical and inspiring, this is the best book on documentary scriptwriting I've ever seen. Bernard is a thorough and knowledgeable guide, with a warm but no-nonsense approach to her audience. A must for the reference shelf -- it's full to brimming with information ranging from the technical to the spiritual, and yet it is extremely readable, like listening to a wise friend who wishes you well. Not "textbooky" at all! ... Read more

9. Skin Care: Beyond the Basics
by Mark Lees
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Asin: 1562536257
Catlog: Book (2001-01-22)
Publisher: Milady
Sales Rank: 76790
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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"Skin Care: Beyond the Basics" is an invaluable resource for both the student and professional esthetician.Containing realistic scenarios and the latest breakthroughs in skin care, the book offers expert instruction in an easy to understand manner.New and expanded sections cover various skin care challenges, including rosacea, sensitive skin, hormones and menopause, and post-laser skin care.The numerousexamples and application techniques presented throughout the book can be utilized in daily practice. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars esthetician's opinion
As a licensed esthetician, I find this book my best resource. It covers most of the questions I have had as a skin care professional and many of my client's questions as well. I consider this book essential to anyone in my profession. It is readable and understandable for anyone, those in the business or those just wanting to understand their skin and what products can help them.

5-0 out of 5 stars Thank you Dr. Lee.
Up to date information on the latest in anti-aging treatments, microdermabrassion, skin peels and exfoliators, explanation of product ingredients, and much more. As an experienced skin care specialist this book is a must for your reference library.

5-0 out of 5 stars Skin Care Beyond the Basics
Lee's book is a must for all estheticians (skin care specialists) and medical personnel looking for a simple-to-understand text directed to teach and provide review about basic skin chemistry, ingredient chemistry, skin disorders, their causes, challenges, and how to treat. His chapters on "The Immune System" and "Essential Knowledge of Chemistry," give a a great dialoque on understanding our immune system and basic chemistry. Mr. Lee is a great teacher. He puts difficult theories into "people language." Skin care correction for highly damaged skin is very well explained. Having been in professional skin care for 17 years, I find this book a marvelous reference. Its provides some of the latest findings and theories for accurate analysis. For the lay person,new student,or beauty editor, it offers great insight into the complexity of our skin, the body's largest organ, and how it plays a vital role to protect us. It also explains about skin diseases and how they are recognized and treated. The best thing is that this is an accurate book based on science and written by a well qualified and experienced person. After all, skin care is a science and plays a large role in preventative health care. ... Read more

10. Sensors and Signal Conditioning, 2nd Edition
by RamónPallás-Areny, John G.Webster
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Asin: 0471332321
Catlog: Book (2000-11-06)
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
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Praise for the First Edition . . .

"A unique piece of work, a book for electronics engineering, in general, but well suited and excellently applicable also to biomedical engineering . . . I recommend it with no reservation, congratulating the authors for the job performed." -IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology

"Describes a broad range of sensors in practical use and some circuit designs; copious information about electronic components is supplied, a matter of great value to electronic engineers. A large number of applications are supplied for each type of sensor described . . . This volume is of considerable importance."-Robotica

In this new edition of their successful book, renowned authorities Ramon Pallàs-Areny and John Webster bring you up to speed on the latest advances in sensor technology, addressing both the explosive growth in the use of microsensors and improvements made in classical macrosensors. They continue to offer the only combined treatment for both sensors and the signal-conditioning circuits associated with them, following the discussion of a given sensor and its applications with signal-conditioning methods for this type of sensor. New and expanded coverage includes:
* New sections on sensor materials and microsensor technology
* Basic measurement methods and primary sensors for common physical quantities
* A wide range of new sensors, from magnetoresistive sensors and SQUIDs to biosensors
* The widely used velocity sensors, fiber-optic sensors, and chemical sensors
* Variable CMOS oscillators and other digital and intelligent sensors
* 68 worked-out examples and 103 end-of-chapter problems with annotated solutions
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11. Career Guidance and Counseling through the Lifespan: Systematic Approaches, Sixth Edition
by Edwin L. Herr, Stanley H. Cramer, Spencer G. Niles
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Asin: 0321081390
Catlog: Book (2003-09-05)
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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12. Digital Fundamentals (8th Edition)
by Thomas L. Floyd
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Asin: 0130942006
Catlog: Book (2002-05-29)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Sales Rank: 128345
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This bestseller provides thorough, up-to-date coverage of digital fundamentals, from basic concepts to microprocessors, programmable logic, and digital signal processing. Its vivid full-color format is packed with photographs, illustrations, tables, charts, and graphs; valuable visual aids that today's user needs to understand this often complex computer application.This clearly-written, easily accessible book covers the fundamentals of digital processing, and includes such topics as number systems, operations, and codes; logic gates; boolean algebra; combinational logic and programming with ABEL; flip-flops, counters, and shift registers; memory and storage; digital signal processing, and an introduction to microprocessors, computers, and buses.For those in the computer industry where a knowledge of introductory digital programming is essential. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Read it cover to cover
One of the finest books on Digital Logic Design. Read it cover to cover make full use of its content.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very readable
As a software engineer working in embedded applications environment, I needed to pick up digital electronics fundamentals fast. This book was extremely helpful, and enabled me to better understand the often-cryptic datasheets of microcontrollers.

5-0 out of 5 stars Crystal Clear
When I took digital design class, I struggled to find a book that is easy to understand. I tried to read several books, including Roth's book, all of them are hard to understand. Thankfully I bought Floyd's book and his book is the best digital design book I have ever read so far.
1.) It has lots of colorful diagram that clearly illustrate the topics in each chapter.
2.) Each topic has its own exercises, and each exercises has solutions provided at the end of each chapter. Doing the exercises improves my understanding of the subject.
3.) Lots of examples in each topic. If you read and understand the examples, you can do the exercises.
4.) It covers some digital technology, including the PLD.
5.) Once you finish reading this book, you will be ready to read advanced digital design book.
Good job Mr. Floyd!

4-0 out of 5 stars Great to learn from!
This book was mostly through. but many times there were parts that were assumed and it was never mentioned in the text. but I learned alot from the book and would recommend it for a student of Electrical Engineering.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I'm french and I have a american friend and this one said me that this book is excellent !!!. So I'm expecting this book for one year in french but I can't find it !!!. Please contact me. ... Read more

13. Digital Systems: Principles and Applications, Ninth Edition
by Ronald J. Tocci, Neal S. Widmer, Gregory L. Moss
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Tocci and Widmer use a block diagram approach to basic logic operations, enabling readers to have a firm understanding of logic principles before they study the electrical characteristics of the logic ICs. KEY TOPICS For each new device or circuit, the authors describe the principle of the operation, give thorough examples, and then show its actual application.An excellent reference on modern digital systems. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Good for first year EECS program.
You can gain the basic digital logic design knowledge using this book in no time! that is not always sufficient for people who wants to get A grade rather you can just make it your introduction and so soon move to part two (that is up to your current course).
My advice is : get this book unless you have passed this level!

5-0 out of 5 stars Best of its kind
I used this book for a course on Digital Electronics. Its great. The book has a great typeset, clear and crisp fonts that go easy on the eyes, well structured (such that you read what you need in order to understand the next chapter). The book is illustrated with apt diagrams. I would consider this book to be beginner-intermediate. This book is a good starting point for learn digital stuff, and a good reference after you learn digital stuff. Its hard to find a book as good as this one.

5-0 out of 5 stars Want to study at home?
This is the book for you. I am a 32 year old U.S. Army leader. I instruct at the U.S. Army Signal Center. I have no time for traditional education. This book is a masterful work and well suited for anyone who desires an intimate knowledge of digital systems, but has no prior background. If you don't have time
to take a traditional college course. GET THIS BOOK! Better than any classroom instruction this book will give you all the fundamentals in a clear and concise manner. Wonderful book.

Thank you Mr Tocci, for a job very well done!

5-0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT!
I use this book for a digital course im taking. Its GREAT at conveying information in a manner that you can understand. It starts of SIMPLE (things like number systems), and takes you to the basics of circuits (AND, OR, NOR, NAND, NOR, gates), and then takes you into some very detailed things. By the time your done with this you will be able to design your OWN circuits and impress your friends :-)

5-0 out of 5 stars Its a great book !!!
Im learning technology based electronics, PLC's and now microprocessors. I used this book for self study. It's excellent. All text books should be like this and Thomas L.Floyd's basic electronics book.

I wish I could give it 10 stars. Thanks Mr. Tocci !!!! ... Read more

14. Becoming a Helper (with InfoTrac)
by Marianne Schneider Corey, Gerald Corey
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Ideal for anyone embarking on or considering a career in human services, counseling, psychology, social work, or any of the other helping professions, this book provides an overview of the stages of the helping process, and the skills and knowledge required to be a successful helping professional.Drawing on their years of experience, the Coreys focus on the struggles, anxieties, and uncertainties involved in becoming an effective helper, and challenge the reader to take a candid look at the demands and strains they'll face in the helping professions and their motives for choosing a helping career. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Resource
This book was the text my instructor assigned in an interpersonal communication class I took a few years ago. It is very readable, as are all books by the Coreys. It covers a wide range of topics and it uses case examples to illustrate the points. It isn't a counselling book in terms of having alot of exercises on questioning or empathy. It does discuss counselling skills, but it is more concerned with the worker's personal development, in terms of ethics, self-awareness, self-care, etc. The suggested activities at the end of the chapter really help the learning process. My only criticism of the book is that a few of the chapters are a tad long. ... Read more

15. Digital Integrated Circuits (2nd Edition)
by Jan M. Rabaey, Anantha Chandrakasan, Borivoje Nikolic
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Average Customer Review: 4.11 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars The 2nd Edition adds a lot
I haven't seen the first edition of this book, but judging from reviews (all of which are dated before the 2nd Edition came out, which was December 2002), the 2nd Edition has added a lot of new material that addresses some of the criticisms of the first edition. I used a pre-publication draft of this book in a class with Professor Chandrakasan last fall, and it covered topics such as transistor sizing, crosstalk and transmission line effects, threshold voltage level effects, logic synthesis (though this book does not go into HDL design), and many other more advanced topics.

It's also been made more up-to-date, removing a lot of the dated material some reviews on this page have been complaining about.

Since I am just learning this material, I cannot comment on how relevant or complete this new edition really is, but I would urge anyone who was disappointed with the first edition to check out the 2nd edition. Actually, I'd urge everyone who used the first edition to check it out. From what I've seen, it's like a completely different book.

5-0 out of 5 stars very nice textbook for undergrad students
You are wrong if you think this book is out-of-date.
It contains all the information needed to get for a
undergrad. Of course, it doesn't cover all the concepts
, technology in digital circuit design. But you get
enough material to study for class (one or two semesters).
Most schools still use this book as textbook now.
Nice textbook to buy!

2-0 out of 5 stars DIC is an average textbook
Like most circuit design books, DIC doesn't cover issues that a serious circuit designer should know about. It does not mention or barely covers transistor sizing techniques, drive strengths for standard cell libraries, antenna rule checks, synthesis, and signal integrity issues like crosstalk. Sequencing elements like flipflops and latchs and memory design are covered poorly. Despite this, pipelining and parallelism are covered fairly effectively compared to other texts. Many other circuit design books are also fairly outdated now with respect to semiconductor technology. For instance at 10um cmos technology, leakage power is significant, but a casual reader would never know that you should increase the transistor threshold voltage or lengths on circuits on non-critical timing paths to control this nanometer effect.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book
This is an excellent textbook for students and a good reference guide for circuit designer. It's hard to find a book that covers all the important materials about digital IC's in such a complete and systematic approach. The diagrams and examples in the book help readers to understand the subject. I have several other VLSI books but this one is the easiest to understand and yet it doesn't lose the depth it needs to cover for digital circuit design. A must have book if you are a student and trying to master the digital stuff. Great book!

5-0 out of 5 stars very good reference book for students and professionals
This book serves a a very good reference for Digital ICs, especially for CMOS physical design. The book is very well organized and is very clear. It has a good breadth covering topics from physical design issues to system-level logic design issues. Overall, a very useful book anytime. ... Read more

16. The Guide to Cooking Schools 2005: Cooking Schools, Courses, Vacations, Apprenticeships and Wine Programs Throughout the World
by Inc. Shawguides
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The only comprehensive, international resource of its kind, published annually and recommended by leading food and wine publications and organizations. Contains detailed descriptions of more than 1,000 schools, colleges, culinary apprenticeships, cooking vacations, and wine programs worldwide. Divided into two sections: one for career programs and one for recreational programs. ... Read more

17. Electronic Devices and Circuit Theory (8th Edition)
by Robert L. Boylestad, Louis Nashelsky
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Catlog: Book (2001-07-19)
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Average Customer Review: 3.38 out of 5 stars
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2-0 out of 5 stars Needs a big internal facelift
The authors' Preface clearly states that "over the years, we have learned that improved readability can be attained through general appearance of the text."

Well what if I tell these authors that their publisher, Prentice Hall, still hasn't achieved their stated and important goal even after 8 editions of this textbook.

They begin by poorly printing all the text's equations in the text jacket cover using horizontal format which is very difficult to read and locate a given equation. They should take a good look at a competing textbook by Floyd.

Floyd does indeed achieve what these two authors intended goal: of making the appearance help the reader want to read the text but have yet to actually achieve it. Floyd also has more technical topics which Boylestad et al clearly have left out in their textbook.

Boylestad is finally being dropped at my college after being criticized for some of the things I just mentioned above. Floyd is now being used.

Students like Floyd's easy format and other easy to follow features.

1-0 out of 5 stars Simplistic and Error Prone...
This book has to be the worst book on electronics ever. I had to use this book for my second course in electronics and it was just too simplistic and not in-depth enough. The examples are very simplistic and the worst part of the book is the problems. The problems are basically identical in difficulty to the examples with the "numbers" changed around. One can not even read the book and solve all the problems by simply flipping back to the examples and copying them. And I haven't even mentioned the ton of errors in the book. Every other formula is wrong and the notion is very poor and ambigous. If you are getting this book to help you in a course, good luck... You better hope your prof. gives excellent lectures and take good notes.

4-0 out of 5 stars Helpful in Analyzing my Semiconductor Biasing
I used this book during my junior in college and was so helpful in my analysis about transistors, how to bias them and the authors explanation about the Small Signal Analysis in AC Amplification. This book is one of the best books books I read about design analysis and design simplification

3-0 out of 5 stars Quite good book for basic-intermediate electronic students
I have the sixth edition of this book,and i think that althought is not the best book of the world is quite good book.You must learn about basic electricity first, a book like "basic electricity" by Nooger Van Valkenburgh is a very good one.You must know the Ohm law,Kirchhoff laws,simplify pasive circuits ( serie circuits,parallel circuits and complex circuits,what is a capacitor a inductance, thevenin's theorem and other things like that) The content of the book is based on the semiconductor components.The book explains what a diode is,how it works,the reason of his function,his characteristics,and many application circuits (How to convert ac current to dccurrent, how to change the level of dc voltage of a wave,etc);the book also explains what a transistor is and his apllications(amplifiers, an element for do digital circuits and the base of electronics),the book tells you how to polarizate a transistor,how amplifies and his models,and many circuits.Finally the book tells you what an operational amplifier is,power amplifiers,oscillator circuits(a circuit that converts dc current to ac current) and other control power dispositives. The book also have many problems,some illustrations,and a basic course of PSpice( a program for simulate electronic circuits).

5-0 out of 5 stars Best way to understand the basics of devices theory
I was a teacher of eletronic and I used this book to introduce the fundamentals of discret devices for 3 years. This book has a good and clear explanation of eletronics theory since junction construction until the elementary integrated circuit. I recomend this book for anyone that wont to rewiew the eletronics basics and for teachers to be use in technician and egeneering regular cource. ... Read more

18. Technician's Guide to Programmable Controllers
by Richard Cox
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One of the most popular books available today, Technician's Guide to Programmable Controllers, 4th Edition includes complete explanations, examples readers can relate to, plus a writing style well-suited to electrical students as well as journeyman and apprentice technicians, make. Its systematic approach enables readers without prior knowledge to gain a comprehensive understanding of what a programmable logic controller is, how it works, plus how it is programmed and installed. Numerous and varied troubleshooting techniques are also introduced, making this book a valuable reference for professional maintenance electricians and plant engineers. Fully updated, the fourth edition now reflects use of personal computers for programming devices, including detailed programming information on both the Allen-Bradley SLC-500 and the MicroLogix family of programmable logic controllers. Supplemental information on logic gates has also been added to assist readers in gaining an understanding of programming and the symbols used. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A good reference for PLC beginners.
I used this book with great success in the course, Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers, which I developed for a leading aircraft manufacturer. This book was recommended reading prior to attending other PLC courses offered in my training business.

4-0 out of 5 stars Clear and concise with practical information for beginners
I used this book to train industrial electricians and recommended it in the PLC course I designed at Coyne American Institute in Chicago in 1989. They still use the book along with a lab manual and Allen Bradley PLC's in the electrical maintenance course. I reviewed other books and felt this one was the right choice for the length of course, training level and content. It is clearly written with hardware and instruction set examples from various PLC manufacturers, troubleshooting, number systems, start-up hints and some useful general computer information. Also included is a chapter on understanding MS-DOS commands-very handy for people (a lot of them around) with no computer background except a point-and-click once in a while. The soft cover format, number of pages (372) and size make it easy to carry and throw in a brief case. If you are learning PLC's for the first time, this is a good place to start. If I was going to add anything to it for the next edition, I would include things like data highway, serial communications, remote displays and PID loop. Maybe a little more about programming details involving analog I/O would be nice. ... Read more

19. Succeeding at Your Interview: A Practical Guide for Teachers
by Rita S. Brause, Christine P. Donohue, Alice W. Ryan
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Succeeding at Your Interview: A Practical Guide for Teachers uses an effective interactive format to present core information about interviewing for a teaching job, document a wide variety of interview processes, guide teacher candidates in developing strategies for interviewing, and increase their confidence in communicating their professional knowledge. In a spiral process, readers are asked to consider scenarios, respond to questions, contemplate the perspective offered by the authors, and modify their responses. The goal is to help teacher candidates develop and articulate a clear idea of their own professional knowledge and of the culture of the schools at which they are interviewing.

Special features:

*Eleven detailed chapters and 5 interview scenarios engage the reader in continuous reflective practice in the multifaceted activities integral to interviewing--beginning with organizing the job search and proceeding through the entire interview process.

*The scenarios implicitly develop knowledge and the chapters explicitly detail the information.

*Specific interview situations engage readers in articulating their professional knowledge, linking theory and practice.

*"Keep in Mind" comments, Margin Notes, and Decision Trees provide opportunities to reflect on the issues and develop personal responses.

*Sample documents, formats, questions, and responses enhance understanding of evaluation processes.

*Graphic organizers at the beginning and end of each chapter provide visual representations of the concepts and concerns addressed in each chapter, assisting the reader in identifying chapters relevant to their current needs in the job search and in synthesizing, organizing, and reviewing the information contained in the chapter. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars This book will make you interview-savvy !
Beyond a "Must-Read"--this is a "Must-Do" personal coaching workbook. As a counselor in educational placement, I develop interview tip sheets, classroom seminars and conduct mock interviews for student teachers. This book does more. It walks you through sample interviews and shows you how to "work the questions." The authors clarify the interview process for inexperienced candidates, and provide the tools for anyone (even other-than-teacher job seekers) to interview with confidence and professionalism.

5-0 out of 5 stars Valuable Tool
"Succeeding at your interview" is a good resource for anyone entering the field of education. This book gives the reader a step by step guide for achieving a teaching position in the school of his or her choice. Expert guidance is provided on preparing an application, presenting yourself as a professional, and evaluating an interviewer's questions. In addition, the scenario sessions are an excellent tool to avoid being caught unprepared for an interview question. I plan on recommending this book to all of the teachers I know. This would be a great gift for a recent college graduate, or a seasoned professional who is changing career paths.

5-0 out of 5 stars Guidance From an Experienced Mentor
I have taught in a suburban New York school system for 35 years and have served on many interviewing teams. Review of questioning techniques and the interview scenarios can be a great help to teachers and administrators on these teams. But it is especially valuable to the prospective teacher who after reading and studying "Succeeding at Your Interview" will be prepared to face any setting or question posed at an interview. This ability means SUCCESS!

The prospective teacher will gain confidence by becoming familiar with the variety of interview formats. The 5 scenarios are-
1. An Initial School Based One to One Interview
2. An Initial Interview with a School Based Team
3. A District Based Interview with Several Principals
4. A School Based Interview with Role Playing
5. A School Based Interview with a Demonstration Lesson

Becoming familiar with the varied possibilities can prevent being caught off guard and will present a secure, confident candidate.
The reader is exposed to interviewers' questions and techniques in evaluating them. There are 7 issues that are usually discussed in interviews. These issues are reviewed with practice exercises. The questions covered are on the topics of-
1. Yourself
2. Learning Principles
3. Supporting Learning
4. Impressions of Teaching
5. Classroom Lessons
6. Personal Approaches
7. Your Questions

This book also provides guidance with gathering information about potential teaching positions, organizing the application process and suggested readings.

"Succeeding at Your Interview" is a most valuable tool for the prospective and experienced teacher before interviewing for a position as well as for the teacher on the team involved in the interviewing process. Get this book for success! ... Read more

20. The Essential Guide to Semiconductors
by Jim Turley
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5-0 out of 5 stars Best book for quickly getting the basics that I am aware of
The title and editorial reviews live up to their billing (with one very minor exception - see below).

As a former CEO of a software company who has been asked to consult to a fabless semiconductor design company, I needed to get up to speed on the basics of semiconductor technology as well as the value chain of the industry. This book provided the technology basics and then related it all to the general business world, something that is important to me as the company is supported by venture capitalists whose focus is both technology and economic success.

The author explains technology concepts in a very readable fashion for the layman. For example, in describing FPGAs, he writes, "Programmable logic chips are like electronic Etch-a-Sketches, ready to use but not really finished. Customers imprint their own design onto them, making their own semicustom chips. . . Like a Etch-a-Sketch, you can erase the chip and start over any time you want, so there's no risk."

This book provides a great overview and starting point. I've searched and bought several books related to the basics of semiconductors and found most of them to be too high-level or too much like a text book with a lot of math exercises. This one delivers what is claimed. In fact, I rated another book 1-star, so my 5-stars for this book indicates an uninflated opinion of its helpfulness to me.

A minor drawback is the editorial review claims it is sufficiently detailed for technical readers. Technical readers who want to understand the business of semicon or aspects outside of their direct field of work will likely find this book valuable, but if they are seeking technical details, there are better books out there.

There are a few things I wish the book covered in more depth, such as more about specific applications that the author believes is going to be hot; however, that is more of a personal preference and I would not downgrade the book on this account.

Finally, this book is part of a library of books in the Essential Guide Series by Prentice Hall. Other titles include Essential Guide: - to XML, - to Storage Area Networks, - to Telecommunications, etc. I will know where to look next time I need overviews on industries I am unfamiliar with. ... Read more

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