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    1. Land Development Handbook (Handbook)
    by The Dewberry Companies
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    Asin: 0071375252
    Catlog: Book (2002-03-29)
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
    Sales Rank: 29523
    Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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    Reviews (6)

    5-0 out of 5 stars very good all-around reference
    I primarily work as a structural-architectural engineer and am becoming more and more involved in civil-site work. This handbook is exactly what I was looking for in terms of something that would quickly get me "up to speed" in the fundamentals of civil-site design.
    Of course, no single book could (or should) be thought of as a substitute for the experience and mentoring received from seasoned professionals in a design office, but this one has enough technical explanation and details to get you going with confidence.
    I choose this one over the Colley book (reviewed both before making purchase) as Land Development Handbook has more of the technical info that engineers would seek.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Difficult to follow!
    I am in a class at Community College of Baltimore County and we are using this book at this time. Our whole class along with the Professor find this book to be very difficult to follow. The book constantly repeats itself making it extremely boring to read and is not fluent at all. They have examples that reference charts that are 3-5 pages apart from the problem being discussed the formulas you almost have to figure out for yourself how they are used and there are alot of typos.
    I recomend burning this book!!!!!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Must Have Pub
    Ever since I purchased this publication I can't stop using it. Every civil engineer should have this as part of their reference library, regardless of your area of specialty. It provides macro to micro scale explanations of general processes, design applications, etc in a very readable format. More times than I can remember I have looked to this book for an answer or at least for some guidance and was throuroughly satisfied. No it is not a definitive reference for civil engineers but its' breadth and usability overshadows any technical shortcomings. If I had to have just one reference book for my area of practice (general civil), this would be it. Yeah, yeah, the "Standard Handbook for Civil Engineers" is a more definitive reference, but I usually find out what I need in this pub.

    ps - Almost everyone of my fellow employees that has used the book has purchased their own, find someone you know who has a copy and check it out for yourself.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent, very thourough book
    This book covers it all. Although I've never used it for actual design, it covers quite a lot as far as verious issues you may encounter during design. It seems to be geared towards the East Coast. Highly recommended book.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A Book for the Project Engineer Engaged in Land Development
    This book is the first book that really reflects and addresses most of the "everyday" issues encountered in site design and land development. It has a practical application and includes most of the charts, tables and nomographs that are necessary to complete a given design procedure. It also provides very appropriate and helpful examples. ... Read more


    2. National Electrical Code 2005 Softcover Version (National Fire Protection Association National Electrical Code)
    by NFPA
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    Asin: 0877656231
    Catlog: Book (2004-09-22)
    Publisher: Thomson Delmar Learning
    Sales Rank: 7099
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    3. International Residential Code 2003 (International Residential Code)
    by International Code Council
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    Asin: 1892395584
    Catlog: Book (2003-02-16)
    Publisher: Thomson Delmar Learning
    Sales Rank: 6169
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    4. Vector Mechanics for Engineers, Dynamics
    by Ferdinand P. Beer, Jr., E. RussellJohnston, William E. Clausen, George H. Staab, Ferdinand Beer, Jr., E. Russell Johnston, William Clausen, George Staab
    list price: $125.00
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    Asin: 0072930799
    Catlog: Book (2003-07-11)
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
    Sales Rank: 34014
    Average Customer Review: 1.8 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    For the past forty years Beer and Johnston have been the uncontested leaders in the teaching of undergraduate engineering mechanics. Over the years their textbooks have introduced significant theoretical and pedagogical innovations in statics, dynamics, and mechanics of materials education. At the same time, their careful presentation of content, unmatched levels of accuracy, and attention to detail have made their texts the standard for excellence. The new Seventh Edition of Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Dynamics continues this tradition. ... Read more

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    1-0 out of 5 stars Why is this book still in print?
    I don't believe I've ever read a more illogical, poorly organized, overly difficult piece of trash in my life. I'm guessing the only reason my professor used this book is because some of the people in the acknowledgments are affiliated with Penn State. That's probably the only reason anybody uses this book. To anybody who will be required to waste their money on this book, don't even bother reading the sections because they make absolutely no sense and are completely unrelated to the example problems. There is no reason, in my opinion, why a student shouldn't be able to learn and completely understand the material covered in a course soley from reading the textbook. That is clearly not the case with this book, though.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Too difficult
    Without doubt, this is the worst textbook I ever had the misfortune to read.

    I used it for a rushed 1st year dynamics course, and found the book utterly useless. The concepts are scattered and are introduced using complicated mathematics, some of which is beyond 1st year level. Even simply trying to read through the verbal explanations is near impossible for beginner students, simply because of the depth of knowledge required to do so.

    The problems, while plentiful, are simply too difficult. Original thinking is one thing, these problems require something else entirely. I realise, of course, that textbooks must be challenging in order to maintain academic standards, but this book goes too far, to the point where students end up discouraged from the subject simply because the concepts are so difficult.

    While I maintain the greatest respect for Mr Beer, as I am sure that he is a brilliant engineer (his book is testament to that), the text is simply too in-depth. For future editions, I recommend that he go through the book and greatly simplify both the language and the problems.

    Until this book is simplified, I recommend the Hibbler Dyanmucs text to any other students out there.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very solid and important text
    Very few books provide solid material like this one (Meriam's is an excellent one too). In fact I have become interested in mechanics after I was Introduced to this text for the 1st time in 1984. Recently, I started to collect and work all the editions of this book. This text requires a skilful instructor that can present the material in a way worthy of this text. please do not hate this text if you really want unsurpass knowledge in mechanics, because there are many "engineering mechanics" texts around you that teach nothing.

    1-0 out of 5 stars World funest class
    If you ever have pleasure in taking this class, procede to the nearest gun shop and pick a fight with billy. He will know what to do. You engin-i-nerd.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Horrible
    This book is horrible. The concepts are loosely introduced, you see variables all over the place without understanding what they mean. The explanations are also very weak. The author seems to be all over the place. For someone taking a first year dynamics course, this book may not enable you to understand the key principles. The examples are are very poor and do not prepare you to the end of chapter problems. SAVE YOUR MONEY AND DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK! ... Read more


    5. Fundamentals of Building Construction : Materials and Methods
    by EdwardAllen, JosephIano
    list price: $99.00
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    Asin: 0471219037
    Catlog: Book (2003-12-12)
    Publisher: Wiley
    Sales Rank: 145862
    Average Customer Review: 4.71 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Surpassed expectations
    Being a student in Construction Management Edward Allen's book was assigned as our text book. The course entitled materials and methods is intended to teach future construction manajors about the wide variety of materials on the market today as well as tradional methods of constructing with these materials.
    The book is chalked full of knowledge most of which would take a person hours, even days of research to uncover with other sources. It is very comprehensive. If you are active in the comercial building construction this book is a must for your refrence shelf. Residential construction owners/workers would gain considerable knowledge from the book it has plenty of useful information however I feel the book is leaning more towards heavy commercial.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good reading--too expensive
    The author's readable style helps a lot. Also, interesting background material and history begin each chapter, and some industrial processes--glass-making, for example--are explained more fully. You won't regret reading this book, but you may be inclined to sell it when you're through.

    5-0 out of 5 stars very helpfull
    This book is a must have for every body who is in the architecture field...it's worth every penny..

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book on Construction
    Simply put, this is one of the best technical textbooks I've ever read. It's basic stuff for someone just starting out in the discipline of architecture, but I'm keeping it as a reference for future professional use. It is clearly written and well illustrated and worth it's high price. I wish Allen would now write a book on Environmental Control Systems--everything in that field is too dry and too technical.

    5-0 out of 5 stars NOT JUST FOR UNIVERSITY
    We read this bookas a textbook when I was in college. It is so helpfull ,it explains the electrical and mechanical systems in detail.Now we are using it at the office. It gives you so much detail and explains how is the connections between architecture and mechanics(plumping,air conditioning,etc) with photos and diagrams .It is an expensive book, I agree but has a lot of information.Thats why we steel using it at the office . I like the book because it explains so clearly the plumping and the air condition systems and how to connect and use them architecturally in the buildings.I recomend this book all architecture students. ... Read more


    6. Architectural Graphic Standards for Residential Construction (Ramsey/Sleeper Architectural Graphic Standards Series)
    by Janet Rumbarger, Richard J. Vitullo
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    Asin: 0471241091
    Catlog: Book (2003-01-24)
    Publisher: Wiley
    Sales Rank: 34495
    Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    * State-of-the-art information on energy efficiency, HVAC, home wiring, accessibility, indoor air quality, and more.
    * New pages on specialty rooms such as home offices, home theaters, spas, and wine cellars.
    * Content organized to reflect the needs of residential projects.
    * Cross-referenced for quick access to key information.
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    3-0 out of 5 stars One volume encyclopedia
    Experienced readers will benefit from its brief summaries and drawings covering the broadest range of topics imaginable. Some economizing is evident in the paper and printing quality, some of the drawings look 50 years old, but there is lots of reference information, like span tables, solar position data, etc. Probably not the last word on every topic, but still worth consulting.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A wonderful resource
    Following in the terrific legacy of the benchmark Architectural Graphic Standards book, this edition clearly makes building for residences an easier task. I've found innumerable details that I've used in my residential practice on a daily basis, details not found in other reference books. Of particular help are the pages that give an overview of how parts of a house interconnect with each other, such as foundation-to-framing. Also, there is a wealth of info on HVAC, new window technology and other things I've found very, very helpful. ... Read more


    7. Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics (10th Edition)
    by Russell C. Hibbeler
    list price: $118.00
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    Asin: 0131416782
    Catlog: Book (2003-09-11)
    Publisher: Prentice Hall
    Sales Rank: 93321
    Average Customer Review: 2 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    Offers a concise and thorough presentation of engineering mechanics theory and application. The material is reinforced with numerous examples to illustrate principles and imaginative, well-illustrated problems of varying degrees of difficulty. The book is committed to developing users' problem-solving skills. Features new "Photorealistc" figures (approximately 200) that have been rendered in often 3D photo quality detail to appeal to visual learners. Features a large variety of problem types from a broad range of engineering disciplines, stressing practical, realistic situations encountered in professional practice, varying levels of difficulty, and problems that involve solution by computer.A thorough presentation of engineering mechanics theory and applications includes some of these topics: Kinematics of a Particle; Kinetics of a Particle: Force and Acceleration; Kinetics of a Particle: Work and Energy; Kinetics of a Particle: Impulse and Momentum; Planar Kinematics of a Rigid Body; Planar Kinetics of a Rigid Body: Force and Acceleration; Planar Kinetics of a Rigid Body: Work and Energy; Planar Kinetics of a Rigid Body: Impulse and Momentum; Three-Dimensional Kinematics of a Rigid Body; Three-Dimensional Kinetics of a Rigid Body; and Vibrations.For professionals in mechanical engineering, civil engineering, aeronautical engineering, and engineering mechanics careers. ... Read more

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    1-0 out of 5 stars Engineering Mechanics - Dynamic
    I agreed with the previous response because the book is exactly the same as the 9th edition. The contents is the same as the 9th edition and the problem sets are 80% of whats in the 9th edition. The book is a rip off and it also contains ALL the same errors as it did in the past

    3-0 out of 5 stars Overpriced
    This textbook has good problems and very nice looking drawings, but thats about it. The book is a new edition for absolutely no reason, only the problems are different. Prentice Hall is an extortionist company. ... Read more


    8. Manufacturing Engineering and Technology (4th Edition)
    by Serope Kalpakjian, Steven R. Schmid
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    Asin: 0201361310
    Catlog: Book (2000-06-15)
    Publisher: Prentice Hall
    Sales Rank: 88853
    Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars A must for the student of manufacturing
    I like this book and think it should be in the hands of every manufacturing engineer. Most of the classical manufacturing subjects for example materials technology is treated, but also modern subjects like computer integrated manufacturning systems and automation. As far as I can see it is updated with the latest research and engineering practice.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Classic Manufacturing Technology Working Book [1989 ed]
    This is one of 2 books that captures the essence of a manufacturing management (or industrial engineering) engineering undergraduate degree- the other being an operations management text from Ray Wild, Nigel Slack, or Laurie Mullins. To help get an idea of what being a manufacturing engineer involves, prospective students should envision a dose of intense team & individual industry-based change projects, and striving globally competitive companies to add "seasoning" to these books. The broad 'technology' contents are useful for industry veterans, consultants, and undergraduate students alike, as well as being a good starting point for researchers.

    Over 1000 pages of richly detailed and illustrated yet concise contents span:

    * materials properties- metals, behaviour & testing, properties, alloys, production of steels, non-ferrous production, plastics, ceramics, and composites.

    * metal casting processes and equipment- fundamentals, processes, and design & economics.

    *forming and shaping processes and equipment- rolling, forging, extrusion and drawing, sheet-metal forming, powder metallurgy, forming & shaping plastic & composites, forming & shaping ceramics & glass.

    * material removal processes and machines- cutting, tolls & fluids, round-shape processes, various-shape processes, machine tools and economics, abrasive processes & operations, and non-traditional processes.

    * joining processes and equipment- oxyfuel & arc & resistance welding, solid-state welding, metallurgy, brazing/soldering & mechanical joining processes.

    * surface technology- characteristics & measurement, tribology, surface treatment, fabrication of microelectronics,

    * common aspects of manufacturing- metrology, testing and quality assurance, human factors and safety.

    * manufacturing in a competitive environment- automation, integrated systems, competition and economics.

    The strengths include the vast amount of detail, illustrations, references and exercises to embed learning; broadness yet correctness of content; and many examples of industrial application and usefulness for industry. An updated version, with further additions on latest technologies, process control, and systems analysis/simulation & change management, would address the only weakness of the text (the section on competitive environment manufacturing). Thoroughly recommended as a reference and how-to book in manufacturing (suspect latest version even better!)

    [Refers to first edition 1989 ISBN 0201128497]

    5-0 out of 5 stars an excelent engineering refrence
    this book contains all the information ever needed by a mechanical production engineer. it is a usful addition to all libararies.

    5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent introduction to the various man. processes
    I used this book in a manufacturing engineering course at SUNY Stonybrook. Since graduating I now work as a process engineer, and I have found the book's content to be highly relevant to the field and I still use it as a reference guide to this day. ... Read more


    9. Graphic Guide to Frame Construction: Details for Builders and Designers
    by Rob Thallon
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    Asin: 1561583537
    Catlog: Book (2000-10-30)
    Publisher: Taunton Press
    Sales Rank: 4007
    Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    Teaching through hundreds of meticulous drawings, Rob Thallon's guide covers foundations, roofs, building systems and materials, durability, energy efficiency, and more. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Great reference book with TONS of Practical information
    I am a homeowner and adventurous tinkerer with all things mechancial/technical. I have never swung a hammer for a living, and am fairly clueless when it comes to general construction. (I have installed windows, replaced drywall, repaired plumbing, and run electrical simple lines, never built anything from scratch).

    I am about to embark on a complete remodel of a previously converted garage, and wanted to do most of the work myself. Armed with a copy of Visio 2002, I planned the layout of the new room (about 20' x 15') which will include moving some interior walls and doors, blocking an exterior window, installing a new interior window, and extensive removal and replacement of siding, sheathing, drywall, stucco, flooring, etc.

    Well, I needed a book that could augment my basic "sense" of the way things should look with some actual technical information. For example, how exactly do you frame an opening for a new window or door? How do you frame up a new wall segment that joins to an existing wall segment? What the heck is a "king stud" any way?

    All of this information is laid out very nicely in a textbook-like format, with lots of diagrams. The great thing is the way that the author starts each section with an overview drawing (say of a typical exterior frame of a house), then points to specific features, which are then detailed in subsequent sections.

    I would liken this to a "Bentley Manual" for automotive repair; it will not tell the complete novice how to build a wall, but for someone who already knows the difference between a 10d hot-dipped box nail and a 8 x 1-1/4" Drywall screw it is a great reference and can add a LOT of clarity to the way that homes are actually constructed using "best practices". (It will also help point out all the shortcomings of the manner in which your 50's era home was built! :-)

    My only complaint with the book is that it is very sparse on "method" descriptions. Essentiallly there are just short paragraphs with brief descriptions that can sometimes be a bit cryptic. These would be very clear to a professional builder, but for someone like me, they require a bit of head scratching and guessing at times.

    I had great fun looking at the diagrams, then pulling off wall paneling and seeing the relationship between the drawings in the book and the actual construction of my home.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Detail of Graphics For Do-It-Yourself
    This is one of the best books that I have found so far ! We are remodeling and renovating an old home built in the 1920's. The graphic layouts in this spiral bound book have been to a great advantage for the home do-it-yourselfer. Mainly for those who have some basic knowledge of construction and building.

    5-0 out of 5 stars my most-used reference book
    I am a residential architect, and I refer to this book constantly when drawing details for a variety of projects. No book could show every possible detail, but this one does a great job of illustrating and describing the situations most likely to be encountered. I have found that the recommendations are consistent with general construction practices in my area. I almost always turn to this book first when I get stuck and need a little extra information to complete my drawings.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best Framing book for Do-It-Yourselfers!
    I had to replace a small shed roof (15'X4.5') on the back of a sun room and was very disappointed in ALL of the responses I received from the local contractors. Northern Virginia has been a hot spot for home renovations the past 5 years and apparently, these guys simply do not have to try to get work. Their complete lack of professionalism, responsiveness, and outrageous prices convinced me to do the project myself and thankfully, I found this book before I started. It provided clear, concise drawings and pictures that showed me, a beginner, how to frame, flash, and roof my entire project. The room is dry as bone now and I can't tell you how often I hear, "You did that yourself!". Great book.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great reference book with TONS of Practial information
    I am a homeowner and adventurous tinkerer with all things mechancial/technical. I have never swung a hammer for a living, and am fairly clueless when it comes to general construction. (I have installed windows, replaced drywall, repaired plumbing, and run electrical simple lines, never built anything from scratch).

    I am about to embark on a complete remodel of a previously converted garage, and wanted to do most of the work myself. Armed with a copy of Visio 2002, I planned the layout of the new room (about 20' x 15') which will include moving some interior walls and doors, blocking an exterior window, installing a new interior window, and extensive removal and replacement of siding, sheathing, drywall, stucco, flooring, etc.

    Well, I needed a book that could augment my basic "sense" of the way things should look with some actual technical information. For example, how exactly do you frame an opening for a new window or door? How do you frame up a new wall segment that joins to an existing wall segment? What the heck is a "king stud" any way?

    All of this information is laid out very nicely in a textbook-like format, with lots of diagrams. The great thing is the way that the author starts each section with an overview drawing (say of a typical exterior frame of a house), then points to specific features, which are then detailed in subsequent sections.

    I would liken this to a "Bentley Manual" for automotive repair; it will not tell the complete novice how to build a wall, but for someone who already knows the difference between a 10d hot-dipped box nail and a 8 x 1-1/4" Drywall screw it is a great reference and can add a LOT of clarity to the way that homes are actually constructed using "best practices". (It will also help point out all the shortcomings of the manner in which your 50's era home was built! :-)

    My only complaint with the book is that it is very sparse on "method" descriptions. Essentiallly there are just short paragraphs with brief descriptions that can sometimes be a bit cryptic. These would be very clear to a professional builder, but for someone like me, they require a bit of head scratching and guessing at times.

    I had great fun looking at the diagrams, then pulling off wall paneling and seeing the relationship between the drawings in the book and the actual construction of my home. ... Read more


    10. National Electrical Code 2002 Handbook
    by NFPA
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    Asin: 087765462X
    Catlog: Book (2001-12-28)
    Publisher: Thomson Delmar Learning
    Sales Rank: 24827
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    Produced by the NFPA, the popular National Electrical Code® (NEC®) 2002 Handbook contains the complete text of the 2002 edition of the NEC® supplemented by helpful facts and figures, full-color illustrations, real-world examples and expert commentary.An essential reference for students and professionals, this Handbook is the equivalent of an annotated edition of the 2002 NEC® that offers insights into new and more difficult articles in order to guide users to success in interpreting and applying current Code requirements to all types of electrical installations. A valuable information resource for anyone involved in electrical design, installation and inspection, the NEC® 2002 Handbook is updated every three years and provides 100% of the information needed to "meet Code" and avoid costly errors. Delmar is pleased to make this one-of-a-kind reference - containing the most widely accepted and most frequently used criteria for electrical installations in the U.S. - available directly from us for our customers who work in and around the electrical trades. It may be used independently and makes an excellent companion to books in Delmar's best-selling electrical wiring series. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Makes me feel smarter!
    I am desk jockey who does electrical design work. I have little in-the-field electrical experience. I use the NEC codes frequently to make sure what I design is code-compliant. I have a copy of the standard 1999 NEC book and found many parts of it difficult to interpret. This new "handbook" version has answered all of the questions and uncertainties I had about the code. It has an illustration and explanation for just about every question I could think of. Even when I don't need a certain thing, I have found myself leafing through the book just to learn more.

    I would recommend this to anyone, but especially engineer types or those who are inexperienced. I feel much more confident about my job and I don't have to ask electricans those questions that make you feel stupid anymore. Even master electricians will appreciate the explanations of code changes from the 1999 version. Overall, I can't recommend this book more, well worth the $50 or so more than the standard NEC book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing.
    If you hang around with fellow homeowners, there's a lot of water cooler conversation about various things, including the electrical code. This book just nails everything you ever wondered about, everything you haven't yet wondered about, and a few thousand things that you'll never need to know. Want to install a subpanel? Want to figure what gauge of cable to use to supply it? Want to know how to calculate the in^3 fill of a box? How deep to bury an underground cable? How to use raceways? That information totals about 1/4 of 1% of the contents of this book. ... Read more


    11. Mechanical Engineering Design
    by JosephShigley, CharlesMischke, RichardBudynas, Joseph Shigley, Charles Mischke, Richard Budynas
    list price: $139.06
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    Asin: 0072921935
    Catlog: Book (2003-07-15)
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
    Sales Rank: 29921
    Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    The seventh edition of Mechanical Engineering Design marks a return to the basic approaches that have made this book the standard in machine design for over 40 years. At the same time it has been significantly updated and modernized for today's engineering students and professional engineers.

    Working from extensive market research and reviews of the 6th edition, the new 7th edition features reduced coverage of uncertainty and statistical methods.Statistics is now treated (in chapter 2) as one of several methods available to design engineers, and statistical applications are no longer integrated throughout the text, examples and problem sets.

    Other major changes include updated coverage of the design process, streamlined coverage of statistics, a more practical overview of materials and materials selection (moved to chapter 3), revised coverage of failure and fatigue, and review of basic strength of materials topics to make a clearer link with prerequisite courses.

    Overall coverage of basic concepts has been made more clear and concise, with some advanced topics deleted, so that readers can easily navigate key topics. Problem sets have been improved, with new problems added to help students progressively work through them.

    The book has an Online Learning Center with several powerful components: MATLAB for Machine Design (featuring highly visual MATLAB simulations and accompanying source code); the "FEPC" finite element program, with accompanying Finite Element Primer and FEM Tutorials; interactive FE Exam questions for Machine Design; and Machine Design Tutorials for study of key concepts from Parts I and II of the text.Complete Problem Solutionsand PowerPoint slides of book illustrations are available for instructors, under password protection. A printed Instructor's Solutions Manual is also available, with detailed solutions to all chapter problems. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Mechanical Engineer's Bible
    Shigley has and always will be my definitive guide whenever I need to do design. Great book that covers a vast scope of work.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Needs and Editor
    -- Shigley is dead both literally and figuratively!!!
    Quite possibly the worst book I have ever had for a class. I have seen the previous editions and they were good, the latest edition (7th) is terrible. It appears they tried to update the 5th and 6th editions by changing the end of chapter problems, but didn't bother to update some of the answers in the solution manual. In addition, they use equations in the solutions that aren't in the book. Which leaves the student trying to figure out where they got the answers.
    In several cases they added additional equations to the book that can be used to solve for the same parameters without giving any guidance on which equation to use (they all produce different results). Plus by adding pieces and parts of additional equation and tables all over the place the book forces the user to turn back and forth between numerous sections.
    To streamline (i.e. put in order) and correct the the book the instructor made over 100 pages of supplements to the text. Having to write >100 pages to make a 1000+ page book understandable is ridiculous.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A reference
    As a Mechanical Engineer that's been out of college for a few years, I find that I turn to this book on a weekly, or at least monthly, basis. My version is the 5th addition (the old grey cover of most past editions).

    As people have noted, you don't learn from this book. If you want more in-depth looks at statics, dynamics, etc - you'll still go back to your core textbooks. But, for example, if you want a formula to figure out the torque required for given loads transmitted by feed screws, you'll turn here.

    This book isn't Marks' handbook - but then again, it's easier to flip to a page for a subject and not wade through all of Marks' 1200 pages. It also isn't the Machinery's Handbook - giving you oodles of charts for different materials, fasteners, and what not. But it's a great bridge between the core textbooks and the very heavy (and tiny print) handbooks.

    There isn't an ME in my company that I haven't seen a version of this on his shelf. Almost all of them have it heavily tabbed. And as one said when he opened mine (which wasn't quite as broken in), "my copy usually falls open to the right page".

    I would highly recommend any of the version's of Mr. Shigley's book in whichever edition (all the names after Shigley keep changing). But I don't think I need to - as every ME will have to buy this his senior year.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Awful book
    This is quite possibly the worst text book that I have ever used. I am a student at RIT the college at which Budynas teaches, hence we use this book. This book is not very clear at all. It uses equations in examples and never references where they come from. It doesn't explain how to do hardly anything worth a darn. In a few of the chapters it references tables and charts that don't exist. The tables in the back of the book are half-way done and dont give all the necessary information. I do not like this book one bit and hope that it will be edited many times over because there where many things missed in editing this time around

    5-0 out of 5 stars Good machine design book for engineers
    I won't repeat the whole table of contents here, but the book covers most aspects of machine design-deflection, strength, fatigue, materials selection, bearings, screws, joining methods, and gears. However, cam design is not covered. There is some very useful information basic failure analysis. I think the book does a good job of cross referencing material in different sections of this book and other books by Shigley and Mischke. The book also provides some rules of thumb that can be useful if the engineer doesn't have much experience in a particular area. The section on weld strength is very useful for machine design. The math may be a little strong for non-engineers. In summary, this is a useful book for both mechanical engineering students and practicing mechanical engineers. ... Read more


    12. Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer, 5th Edition
    by Frank P.Incropera, David P.DeWitt
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    Asin: 0471386502
    Catlog: Book (2001-08-09)
    Publisher: Wiley
    Sales Rank: 35617
    Average Customer Review: 4.14 out of 5 stars
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    Systematic problem-solving methodology.

    • Extensive use of first law thermodynamics.
    • Finite Element Heat Transfer (FEHT) program w/ printed user's guide--A new software program (from the makers of EES) that solves 2D and transient conduction problems. ... Read more

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      4-0 out of 5 stars Thorough heat transfer book
      This is an excellent text for the heat transfer novice, both as a supplement to a class and as a personal teaching tool. The writing is easy to understand, and the chapters are arranged logically. The examples are well chosen and usually demonstrate how the theory and equations can be put to good use.

      I have only two complaints about this text: There are far too few sample problems (and no problems with only answers provided) and the mass transfer is not taught in a useful way. The prior is a failure of many text books, but the latter is a major drawback. Incropera and Dewitt basically say "Mass transfer is the same as heat transfer, except use these units and equations." All of the mass transfer is tucked into a few chapters, as if it was an afterthought.

      I recommend this book to anyone interested in the fundamentals of heat transfer, but look elsewhere for a useful introduction to mass transfer.

      5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent general heat transfer book
      This is the best all around book on heat transfer I have come across. I have owned the 3rd edition for nearly 10 years and refer to it almost daily in my job (doing heat transfer and fluid flow analysis for a semiconductor equipment company). The theory is clearly explained and well illustrated by many worked examples. The extensive tables of thermal properties in the back are nearly worth the price themselves. I don't think the serious student of heat transfer can go wrong with this book.

      3-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Heat X-Fer but So-So Mass X-Fer
      I used this textbook for a few years when teaching a course in heat and mass transfer. The heat transfer parts are some of the best I've seen. Very clear explanations and great diagrams. The mass transfer material is not all that great. The authors are mechanical engineers but mass transfer is really the domain of chemical engineers. They're not as often clear (or even totally correct) in the mass transfer sections. There used to be a heat transfer only version of this textbook which might be a better buy. For mass transfer I would use any established chemical engineering textbook.

      4-0 out of 5 stars A great book
      Even if you don't need a course in heat/mass transfer, you could take it just for the book. One of the best engineering books I have ever read, Incropera and De Witt do a great job of explaining heat transfer. Throughout the book, they use clear examples to illustrate the material (and they keep the units throughout the examples!). The only flaw is the mass transfer section (Ch. 14 & 15, I believe). It is a little confusing, but a couple of trips to the professor's office will remedy this. A couple of typos, but not to the extent of other books I've read.

      5-0 out of 5 stars Heat and mss transfer simplified
      Dear fellow readers: The subject of mass and heat transfer is very involved, and it has applications in many industrial processes. This book starts with a very fundamental explanation of heat transfer. The introduction seems to be from a grade ten science class, hence it is easily understood. As the chapters develop, other concepts such as thermodynamics, solids, and fluids come in to discussion. For this reason I recommend that any one who wishes to read this book, have a firm grasp on these subjects. These sections are far and few in between, so a reader can further develop their understanding with out much difficulty. As the title states the book is about both heat and mass transfer. It is interesting to note that, although these subjects are fundamentally different the calculations are very similar thanks to dimensionless numbers. The book does a very good job of explaining and relating these topics to each other. In my personal opinion, if there is one book that should be bought that encompasses these subjects, and can be used as a reference in the future, this book is my preferred choice. ... Read more


    13. Vector Mechanics for Engineers, Statics
    by Ferdinand P. Beer, Jr., E. RussellJohnston, Elliot R. Eisenberg, George H. Staab, Ferdinand Beer, Jr., E. Russell Johnston, Elliot Eisenberg, George Staab
    list price: $125.00
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    Asin: 0072930780
    Catlog: Book (2003-06-04)
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
    Sales Rank: 320193
    Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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    ***Book is published and available as of 6/03!!!

    For the past forty years Beer and Johnston have been the uncontested leaders in the teaching of undergraduate engineering mechanics. Over the years their textbooks have introduced significant theoretical and pedagogical innovations in statics, dynamics, and mechanics of materials education. At the same time, their careful presentation of content, unmatched levels of accuracy, and attention to detail have made their texts the standard for excellence. The new Seventh Edition of Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics continues this tradition. ... Read more

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    2-0 out of 5 stars Review of Vector Mechanics for Engineers
    This book is written with the assumption the reader understands statics prior to using this text. The author states repeatedly throughout the text that somewhat difficult ideas are obvious, and gives no further explanation as to the derrivation of his conclusions; often leaving the reader more lost than they started.
    Sample problems are well laid out, yet do not prepare you for the level of understanding required for homework problems at the end of each chapter.
    This book was used in a Sophomore college class and left the class feeling unprepared for subsequent Engineering courses requiring a firm understanding of this subject.
    Altogether this book should not be used as a first attempt to understand statics unless the user has prior knowledge of statics.

    4-0 out of 5 stars how about a sol'n manual
    this book is colorful and all, but it will be helpful if there is a sol'n manual 'cuz the sample problems are very easy and the hw are outrageously hard

    5-0 out of 5 stars Designed for the Student
    One of the best, if not the best text book on fundemental structural analysis.

    A beginners best bet.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book!
    I found Beer and Johnston's version of Statics very easy to follow. All problems are presented in an easy-to-understand format with multiple-color graphics. I highly recommend this over any other statics book I have tried. ... Read more


    14. Wastewater Engineering: Treatment and Reuse
    by George Tchobanoglous, H. David Stensel
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    Asin: 0070418780
    Catlog: Book (2002-03-26)
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
    Sales Rank: 32365
    Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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    Wastewater Engineering: Treatment and Reuse, 4/e is a thorough update of McGraw-Hill's authoritative book on wastewater treatment.No environmental engineering professional or civil or and environmental engineering major should be without a copy of this book- tt describes the technological and regulatory changes that have occurred over the last ten years in this discipline, including: improved techniques for the characterization of wastewaters; improved fundamental understanding of many of the existingunit operations and processes used for wastewater treatment, especially those processes used for thebiological removal of nutrients; greater implementation of several newer treatment technologies (e.g., UV disinfection, membrane filtration, and heat drying); greater concern for the long term health and environmental impacts of wastewater constituents; greater emphasis on advanced wastewater treatment and risk assessment for water reuse applications; changes in regulations and the development of new technologies for wastewater disinfection; and new regulations governing the treatment, reuse, and disposal of sludge (biosolids). Greater concern for infrastructure renewal including upgrading the design and performance of wastewater treatment plants.

    This revision contains a strong focus on advanced wastewater treatment technologies and stresses the reuse aspects of wastewater and biosolids. ... Read more

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    1-0 out of 5 stars 0 Stars!!!!!!!
    Don't buy this book it lies and it is way too much money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (tell everyone my review was helpfull) :-)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Textbook, Lacks Global Perspective
    I bought the book and it is worth every dollar, including the additional 18% sales tax in Israel. It is a monumental work, very clear and well written. We needed this book. Having said that, I feel that the reuse aspects in general and the "unplanned indirect drinking reuse" in particular, have received only a marginal coverage in the book. That may be sufficient for the U.S.A., but innumerable European and Asian cities base their water supply on rivers that are mostly treated wastewater. In Israel, agriculture is based on reuse yet in the book, agriculture has the same weight as golf courses. Again, in the U.S.A. it may be so, but certainly not in the rest of the world. Industrial reuse mentions only evaporative cooling and that without the critical problem of blowdown disposal. Additional examples would be helpful. In reuse issues, "emerging patogens" (i.e., those feared but yet inexistent) are given more attention that critical problems such as salt content and subsequent aquifer and soil salination. Table 13-6 does not even mention salt. The inclusion of European and Israeli contributors would have produced an even better, a more balanced work. ... Read more


    15. Energy Efficiency Manual: for everyone who uses energy, pays for utilities, designs and builds, is interested in energy conservation and the environment
    by Donald R. Wulfinghoff
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    Asin: 0965792676
    Catlog: Book (2000-03)
    Publisher: Energy Institute Press
    Sales Rank: 127769
    Average Customer Review: 4.89 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    This is the primary reference, how-to guide, and sourcebook for energy conservation.It lets you improve efficiency and save money in all types of buildings and plants, ranging from individual houses to commercial buildings to large institutions and industrial plants.It is organized around 400 logically grouped energy conservation actions, presented in language that everyone understands.

    It's for everyone who uses energy, pays for utilities, manages property, operates energy systems, designs, builds, and values conservation and the environment.It's loaded with features that help you quickly find the right information for each application. "Ratings" and "Selection Scorecards" identify your best conservation opportunities."Traps & Tricks" ensure success."Economics" estimate savings and costs.It has been acclaimed by professional and non-technical users.Publishers Weekly says it "answers just about any question [from] homeowner, plant manager, energy policy guru ... as practically useful as it is informative."830 photographs and drawings illustrate the methods.Hundreds of examples give you a feel for real applications.A complete index makes it easy to find every topic and term. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Superlative! A must have!
    Superlative!  The ENERGY EFFICIENCY MANUAL by Donald Wulfinghoff is a "must have" for professionals, libraries, facility managers, policy makers, homeowners, and anyone else who is serious about saving energy and cashing in on lower energy bills. It is the ultimate energy saving resource for businesses, industry, and government. PLUS, it will save money and reduce pollution, satisfying corporate bottom lines, policy makers, and environmentalists all at the same time. This book is unique. Highly informative, illustration-rich, and user-friendly, it is treasure trove of everything you need to know about energy efficiency from A to Z. Don't bother looking elsewhere -- the ENERGY EFFICIENCY MANUAL simply has it all. This book will pay for itself almost as fast as you can spot a hot air leak or install an energy-efficient light bulb!

    -- Amy Vickers

    5-0 out of 5 stars A secret weapon for the energy auditor
    As an energy auditor I'd almost call the Energy Efficiency Manual a secret weapon, except it has so many good ideas that I can't help but show it to many of the customers and prospective customers I meet. The diagrams are very useful, as is the self contained but well cross-referenced way in which each improvement measure has been written. For example, talking to the maintenance manager of a hospital, we looked at the diagrams of hot/cold deck multi-zone systems while discussing the pros and cons of upgrading a constant volume air conditioning system to a variable volume system. It is by far the most useful book on energy management that I have ever read (well, in the case of the Energy Efficiency Manual, that I have partially read - its an enormously large book!), and the ratings of each of the measures are particularly useful, along with the practical, no-nonsense approach. The book is extremely well cross referenced and Wulfinghoff has covered an enormous body of knowledge in writing the book. As someone fairly new to the field I'm grateful that he went to the effort of documenting and making available his knowledge and 30 odd years experience in the Energy Efficiency Manual.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Everything you always wanted to know, in plain English
    I nodded my head in agreement while reading Wulfinghoff's philosophy about energy savings in commercial and light industrial facilities. He distills 20+ years of experience in this field with practical, no-nonsense how-tos to gain energy and dollar savings in a wide variety of facilities and end-uses: lighting, water use, steam systems, space heating, water heating, air conditioning, scheduling, pumps, energy management controls: its all here in a well-written, well-illustrated book.

    Perhaps best of all, the author goes beyond theoretical considerations of high-tech efficiency products, with precautions of what works and what might fall short. He also reminds facility managers to be mindful of the human factors that can foil our best efforts. He offers suggestions on how to plan and manage efficiency upgrades complete with information for building operators and occupants, so that the savings persist.

    Highly recommended for anyone managing energy use in facilities, ranging from individual buildings to college campuses to government facilities. [I am a local government energy manager myself.]

    5-0 out of 5 stars Provides practical advice for avoiding pitfalls
    Donald Wulfinghoff's Energy Efficiency Manual is a massive, 1,536-page reference work that is organized to guide the reader quickly to the right information for their particular energy project, problem, or inquiry. The first part of this "user friend" manual has 400 logically grouped activities for improving energy efficiency. each activity begins with Ratings and a Selection Scorecard to help the reader judge the merits and difficulties of that particular activity. "Economics" sidebars estimates the savings, cost, and payback period. The "Traps & Tricks" sidebars provides practical advice for avoiding pitfalls plaguing energy conservation efforts. Energy Efficiency Manual will earn back its cover price over and over again and is an essential, core reference for personal, professional, and community library energy conservation and energy efficiency reference book collections.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Efficiency in technical publications.
    I have been in the Architect/Engineering business for over 20 years. There were several cases in the past where this book would have been of great value. The Energy Efficiency Manual is now my standard resource in saving money and energy for my clients. Mr. Wulfinghoff has invested over 20 years in compiling this manual and this is reflected in the quality of the content. I am particularly impressed with the format, which is extremely accessible to anyone. The book gets right to the point in a highly straightforward manner. I would recommend that authors of other technical books take note and attempt the same. It would certainly make my life easier. In other words I honestly feel that I got my money's worth this time and recommend it to anyone who wants to save energy. ... Read more


    16. National Electrical Code 2002
    by NFPA
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    Asin: 0877654603
    Catlog: Book (2001-09-19)
    Publisher: Thomson Delmar Learning
    Sales Rank: 7847
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    The #1 electrical reference, the 2002 National Electrical Code®, is now available through today's #1 electrical publisher, Delmar Publishers! The single most important reference in the electrical industry, the National Electrical Code® (NEC®), is updated every three years and outlines minimum standards for all types of electrical installations. Adopted as law by states, cities, and municipalities, the 2002 edition of the NEC® features newly adopted articles on transient voltage surge suppressors (Article 285), sensitive electronic equipment (Article 647), fuel cells (Article 692), and more! The latest administrative rules (e.g., Article 80) and safety rules (e.g., Article 100 on flash protection and Article 430 on motor disconnect locations) are also included. An excellent resource for anyone involved in electrical design, installation, and inspection, NEC® 2002 provides 100% of the information needed to meet Code and avoid costly errors in electrical installations of all types. Delmar is pleased to make this authoritative reference by the NFPA - containing the most widely accepted and most frequently used criteria for electrical installations in the U.S. - available directly from us for the convenience of our customers who work in and around the electrical trades. It may be used independently or as a companion to any electrical book, including Delmar's best-selling wiring series as well as our guides to understanding and using the NEC®. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars easy to understand
    Book contain useful topics, easy to understand, clear picture, helpful for practical work and passing exam. ... Read more


    17. Marks' Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers
    by Eugene A. Avallone, TheodoreBaumeister
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    Asin: 0070049971
    Catlog: Book (1996-06-01)
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
    Sales Rank: 11464
    Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars
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    2-0 out of 5 stars Better than Roark's Formulas for stress & strain.
    This book has a lot of information most of which is useless calculus integration with vary brief summery which seems to me being derived from other books just thrown into the mix with general categories. The book is basically an oversized machinery's handbook but with a poorly written index and with a lot of inapt formulas that don't have a explanation for formula variables used in the equation. If you do a lot of strength of material design I would suggest a machinery's hand book, or the McGraw Hill Mechanical Engineering Design book which is an excellent P.E. exam reference book. Stay away from the Roarks Formulas for stress & strain book its more poorly written then the Marks.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Marks' Handbook is a winner!
    This book is an excellent general reference on a number of areas of science, engineering, and technology. I often refer to it first when searching for information on an unfamiliar subject. Most mechanical engineers working in design, manufacturing, and construction would benefit by having a copy of this book in their personal library.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Mark's Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers
    I have a slightly older copy and I have found that for the PE exam this is a good reference however, if you are doing something in the real world, the Machinery's Handbook is FAR better. This book gives good overviews of a huge variety of topics that any Mech Engr might need but not much depth. It is about as much information as a manager might want to know.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Mark's ME Handbook on CD
    I was very disappointed in the CD version of Mark's Handbook. While I am a user of Mark's handbook for over 30 years, the CD version is not friendly. The ability to search for subjects is next to non-existent.

    I asked to return the CD book and was told because in was opened (I broke the seal, of course, to inspect it), it was not returnable.

    Be careful in buying CD books... there is a no return policy.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Perfect Guide
    I'm an advanced student of Mechanical Engineering, and I'm reading this manual, and is one of the best reference guide I ever had. The great quantity of topics is a great help.
    So, if you want to have a guide with topics related with engeenering, the MARKS is what you need. ... Read more


    18. Elementary Surveying: An Introduction to Geomatics, 10th Edition
    by Paul Richard Wolf, Charles D. Ghilani
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    Asin: 0321014618
    Catlog: Book (2001-06-08)
    Publisher: Prentice Hall
    Sales Rank: 278781
    Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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    1-0 out of 5 stars how to survive the use of this book
    this book is terrible! There are very few helpful illustrations, some simply don't exist ie in the defining of angles and their relationships! for some problems/projects that are fairly involved, several completely different data sets are used, so if you were confused about something on one step you cannot derive understanding from the completion of the problem. So, you are forced to rely on the horrible text written partially in crat -things are explained in the longest possible way! The author and our instructor use different terms, it is awful.

    My tip: rely on lectures and labs and don't miss a single one, get a study budy or work with your lab partner immediately after class. AVOID USING THIS BOOK IF IT CONFUSES YOU like it does me. I came to this class with a fair understanding most of this already but the book muddles it up so bad I was forced to abandon use of it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Elementary Surveying
    Simply the best surveying text. The best feature is the way it introduces the basic concepts of a topic followed by a section of advanced concepts concerning the topic. This makes the book an essential reference for both students and practioners. This book is highly recommended.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great for Students
    I graduated form a Tech. school that used this book as the source of study. I thought that it, with the help of my instructor, was a great refrence. I still use it today to look up anything from state plane coordinates to legal descriptions.

    over all its a good book to have.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Wolf: Elementary Surveying (an educator's point of view)
    As an educator of over 20 years, I have used many elementary texts on surveying. This is by far the most comprehensive and easy to understand book for the student wishing to learn from the basics to advanced surveying topics. One of the things that I like about this book is that I have found it is applicable to both the on campus courses at the University of Wyoming as well as the off campus courses that we offer to experienced, practicing surveyors around the country. The topics are just as suited for my students in Florida as they are in New York, California, Mississippi or Hawaii, and that's saying a lot since the laws are different in all regions of the country. I have found that using this book has been very easy to present material useful to students taking the classes in any state while preparing for the FLS or LS exam, because it covers the topics to about the right amount of depth as the exam expects the examinee to comprehend. The only downfall of the book as I see it is that there are numerous wrong answers (in the back of the book)to the selected homework problems that answers are provided for. This can be frustrating at times as you can imagine. If you can find me, I'd be happy to forward a list of these erroneous answers, and the correct answers. This might be very useful for other educators. As per the rules of posting reviews, I can't put my email address on here. Bummer.

    5-0 out of 5 stars An outstanding text
    In my opinion this work is simply the best introductory surveying textbook available, and I've seen more than a few. ... Read more


    19. Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings, 9th Edition
    by BenStein, John S.Reynolds
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    Asin: 0471156965
    Catlog: Book (1999-12-17)
    Publisher: Wiley
    Sales Rank: 98948
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    The definitive guide to the design of environmental control systems.

    For more than half a century, this book has been a fixture in architecture and construction firms the world over. It has also been the primary means by which generations of students have acquired the basic knowledge and skills needed to design environmental control systems. Twice awarded the AIA's Citation for Excellence in International Architecture Book Publishing, Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings is recognized for its comprehensiveness, clarity of presentation, and timely coverage of new design trends and technologies.

    Faithful to its proud heritage, this Ninth Edition provides students and professionals with the most complete coverage of the theory and practice of environmental control system design currently available. Encompassing mechanical and electrical systems for buildings of all sizes, it provides design guidelines and detailed design procedures for each topic covered. It also includes information on the latest technologies, new and emerging design trends, and relevant codes and zoning restrictions-and its more than 1,500 superb illustrations, tables, and high-quality photographs provide a quick reference for both students and busy professionals.

    Emphasizing sustainability in architecture throughout, this new edition includes expanded coverage of energy conservation and renewable on-site energy resources. It also features a new chapter on interior air quality, expanded coverage of building acoustics, and many new and updated tables and illustrations.
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    5-0 out of 5 stars An author's view:
    My part of this book (mechanical and plumbing) is designed to first show how to minimize the need for mechanical equipment by designing with the climate and site firmly in mind. First configure a building to optimize daylighting, solar heating, and various climate-appropriate passive cooling methods. Also, to store rainwater when appropriate. Then, proceed to choose and size the back-up equipment. In this way, designers conserve non-renewable energy, utilize natural (on-site) energy sources, and also help building occupants stay in touch with the outdoors. I believe that we'll tend to care more about a clean outdoor environment if we are kept aware of its condition.
    For a summary of this approach, read Chapter One. I hope you enjoy this book, even when it is your textbook! That was my object. Suggestions? I'm at jreyn@darkwing.uoregon.edu

    4-0 out of 5 stars Top Notch Reference
    This volume is one of the best reference materials available for the MEP or Architectural Engineer. I found the descriptive detail and illustration that aided me in the learning process. I reccomend it highly. ... Read more


    20. Environmental Science: Toward A Sustainable Future (8th Edition)
    by Richard T. Wright, Bernard J. Nebel
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    Asin: 0130325384
    Catlog: Book (2002)
    Publisher: Prentice Hall
    Sales Rank: 51028
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    Known for its currency and readability, this book focuses on enabling readers to critically evaluate the latest environmental issues and to apply that understanding to situations and events in their everyday lives. It explores the interactions of humans within the natural environment and probes issues thoroughly examining their scientific basis, their history, and society's response. The authors discuss sustainable development and public policy in terms of how they shape the present and future.Topics covered include ecosystems and how they work; the human population; renewable resources; energy; pollution and prevention; and more.For anyone interested in environmental science, environmental studies, and environmental biology. ... Read more


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