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101. Evidence and Procedures for Boundary Location
by Walter G.Robillard, Donald A.Wilson
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Asin: 0471390917
Catlog: Book (2001-12-17)
Publisher: Wiley
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Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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The extensively revised edition of this staple reference has been brought completely up to date with current laws, procedures, and practices in the field. This volume retains the crucial mix of hard technology and court conduct guidance that have made this resource invaluable over the course of numerous editions. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars A classic text badly in need of editing.
First & second editions of this text have long been considered standards in the land surveying profession, but I was disappointed with this (the 3rd) edition. The material is all there, but badly in need of a careful editor. Errors in punctuation and typography were frequent enough to be a real distraction. I found myself pencilling corrections in the margins as I read! For instance, long quotations, not set with a change of fonts, or even quotation marks, made for difficult interpretation. I had the distinct impression that certain chapters were revised in a hurry, and that perhaps each author thought the other was checking the work. In at least one chapter, it appeared that two different authors took a stab at addressing a single subject and both were included in the book although in DRAFT form! The authors also need to update discussions of measurement methodologies to include electronic total stations, data collectors and GPS. Though I'm not a real big adv! ocate of gender-neutral writing, the next edition should totally expunge the term "title men", which must appear 15 times.

Despite these drawbacks, the text remains a handy reference, and will probably remain a standard for some time. Hopefully the 4th Edition will be more carefully revised and edited. ... Read more


102. Design and Optimization of Laminated Composite Materials
by ZaferGürdal, Raphael T.Haftka, PrabhatHajela
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Catlog: Book (1999-01-14)
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
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Expand your design horizons with a thorough, integrated knowledge of laminate mechanics and design optimization techniques

Offering a thorough treatment of both contemporary design optimization techniques and the mechanics of composite laminates, Design and Optimization of Laminated Composite Materials broadens engineers' design horizons by providing them with the information they need to take full advantage of this important class of composite materials. Intended to serve as an undergraduate- to graduate-level course text or a professional reference for practicing engineers, it features a rational, integrated presentation, supplemented with case examples, practice exercises, and valuable programming tips. Important features include:
* An integrated approach to the analysis and design of laminated composites
* Selected optimization methods that are suited to the design of laminates with discrete thickness and orientation angles
* Guidelines on getting the most out of numerical and graphical software applications for laminate optimization problems
* A companion Web site containing valuable Mathematica(TM)-based programs and helpful tutorials: www.composite-design.vt.edu
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5-0 out of 5 stars Good book
Good book, simple and clear. Most interesting graphical solution procedures and genetic algorithm optmization. If you are in optimization field, you must have it!
p.s. Got one from Dr. Gurdal. He is my major professor!

4-0 out of 5 stars Well done
The book reminds me of an all-time classic, "Mechanics of Composite Materials" by Robert M. Jones. ... Read more


103. The Complete Guide to Contracting Your Home
by Kent Lester, Dave McGuerty
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Catlog: Book (1997-06-01)
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Average Customer Review: 4.12 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent, informative book
Highly recommended. This book is well organized, with detailed descriptions of each phase of residential construction. Perhaps most helpful for the owner-builder are the "inspection" sections, which explain how to tell if subcontractors did a good job on their work. A word of advice to prospective owner-builders: don't let general contractors scare you away from building your own home. They have a strong financial incentive to tell you that you shouldn't/can't do it yourself. Investigate this option for yourself. Remember that supervising the building of a house requires more management skill than technical construction knowledge. You can do it, and it will save you money if you do it right. Good luck!

4-0 out of 5 stars Easy to understand terminology and illustrations
"The Complete Guide to Contracting Your Home" is written very straightforward and is well organized. It covers not only the building process, but the planning aspect, as well tips on dealing with local building authorities. There are Internet addresses for information, cost estimate forms, and much more. The project schedule lays out the sequence of events of the house building process. This book is well worth the price and I plan to buy some of the other books in the series.

5-0 out of 5 stars The essentials.
The practical explaination of construction management and essential descriptions of the tasks, gave me confidence to try contracting out my own home. I used it to manage the construction of our current home - a 1 1/2 story brick home. It is not a detailed "how to build" book - it carefully descibes all the major steps of construction with just the essential information needed to manage the project and the sub-contractors. The authors use plain language and diagrams. You still need to use common sense to schedule things properly and know where to adapt to your local building practice and materials. It is full of practical advice for each stage of construction.

I found the authors' advice to "hang around" construction sites valuable. They are not suggesting you "pretend" to be a builder, but to see and understand how a house goes together. If you have a sense for construction and a passion to build your own home, this is a great reference and guide book.

1-0 out of 5 stars Bad Ideas that Save You Pennies
This book starts out by suggesting that the reader obtain a pair of work boots and a flannel shirt and go hang out at construction sites so that you can act like a builder and impress your subs. Not to get construction experience, but to know when to spit and how to yell at people properly. What a joke.

The authors' approach to building is very much in that vein. Cut corners in foolish places and cover it all up with drywall later. He advocates things like single-headers on loadbearing walls and butting up 2 sections of joist sistered with plywood (!) over an open span - not on top of the beam. Whatever pocket change is saved by stunts like this is not worth it in light of the structural and code deficiencies you'd be left with.

If you have read a few other books about frame construction, you can spot the patently crazy ideas among the other bits of very sound advice in this book. But if you are starting from scratch, run away from it. You may not spot the difference between the smart and the stupid here. I get the impression that the authors are coming from the perspective of a penny-conscious builder of tract houses who is just trying to move as many Mchouses as fast as possible without much care for quality. Fine from a business point of view, but it is exactly the kind of mindset that most owner-builders are trying to avoid.

Rather than this book, I would suggest picking up 'Build Your Dream Home for Less,' by R. Dodge Woodson. Woodson's book gives you the perspective of a professional builder who has also built homes for himself and walks a fine line between the perspective of the businessman who needs to maintain a healthy margin and a homeowner who doesn't want ot get stuck with a lousy house. The two books are priced about the same and Woodson's is the one you won't regret.

1-0 out of 5 stars junk
i have done several remodels. i bought this book specifically for the contractor agreement.

this book is nothing but a series of lists and a few illustrated methods. there is no advice, very few professional tips to help you avoid traps when working with contractors. and the contract at the end is worthless. i've seen a lot of contracts, and i wouldn't recommend that anyone sign that document.

a waste of money. ... Read more


104. Thermodynamics and Heat Power (6th Edition)
by Irving Granet, Maurice Bluestein
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Asin: 0130215392
Catlog: Book (1999-11-02)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Sales Rank: 892185
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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This widely used and highly regarded book is the ideal source for anyone interested in gaining insight into the fundamentals of thermodynamics.Stresses the fundamentals of thermodynamics and heat power, thoroughly covering the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics, the ideal gas, vapor and gas power cycles, refrigeration, and heat transfer.For engineers who want to learn more about the basics of thermodynamics or need a source for a thorough review of the discipline. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book
I highly recommend this book. The text is clear and thorough, and the examples are excellent. It's a standard in the field and does not disappoint. ... Read more


105. 2005 National Construction Estimator (National Construction Estimator)
by Dave Ogershok, richard Pray
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Catlog: Book (2004-11-30)
Publisher: Craftsman Book Company
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106. Building Spec Homes Profitably
by Kenneth Johnson
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Asin: 0876293577
Catlog: Book (1994-12-01)
Publisher: R.S. Means Company
Sales Rank: 14630
Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Practical Business Advice
If you're looking for practical information about spec home building and marketing presented in a straight-forward way, this book is a great resource. The book's strength lies in its strong focus on financial issues including evaluating the profit potential of projects in advance, dealing with subcontractors, marketing spec homes, designing for profitability, and many other topics. The author stays on topic and provides plenty of discussion. It's hard to imagine anyone in this field who would not benefit from this wide-ranging catalogue of important topics and knowledgeable commentary by someone who has clearly been there and done that.

3-0 out of 5 stars Basic info
The book was alittle dated. It made me feel that I was reading a book from the late 80's. The content was very good - I would just like to read a 2000's version

4-0 out of 5 stars Mostly Excellent...
This book is well written, straight-forward, professional, and detailed. It needs updating, but has been a tremendous resource and is an absolute requirement for anyone entering this business. However! This book includes a very small section on "dowsing" as a valid technique to determine if a land parcel has a water source, allowing it to be purchased for development. Dowsing is where the cartoon character takes a Y-shaped stick to find gold or water. All forms of dowsing have been found to be complete pseudoscientific nonsense--the realm of con-men and self-deceiving psychology. Including it in the book is not only a failure of the publisher to review the scientific validity of the book's information, but could cause the readers significant financial loss. This section undermines the validity of an otherwise accurate book focused strongly on realism and numbers.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Great Book! Highly recommended. Johnson gives practical straight forward advice garnered from years of experience.

5-0 out of 5 stars Extremely helpful for experienced or novice builders
This book occupies a much-needed and underserved niche: it offers professional advice from an experienced spec builder on how to succeed in this challenging and enjoyable field.

As a builder with over 20 years of experience in contract building for clients, we really wanted to take our business to the next level of creativity and profitability by moving into spec building. We were worried, however, that we would make some terrible blunder in site selection, financing, or project design. This book offers detailed and methodical information on every aspect of the spec building process. We are very grateful to Mr. Johnson for sharing his years of accumulated wisdom and experience with us. ... Read more


107. Programming & Customizing PICmicro Microcontrollers
by Myke Predko
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Asin: 0071361723
Catlog: Book (2000-12-04)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics
Sales Rank: 20495
Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars
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This book is a fully updated and revised compendium of PIC programming information. Comprehensive coverage of the PICMicros' hardware architecture and software schemes will complement the host of experiments and projects making this a true, "Learn as you go" tutorial. New sections on basic electronics and basic programming have been added for less sophisticated users along with 10 new projects and 20 new experiments. New pedagogical features have also been added such as "Programmers Tips" and "Hardware Fast FAQs".

CD-ROM:
The CD-ROM will contain all source code presented in the book, software tools designed by Microchip and third party vendors for applications and the complete data sheets for the PIC family in PDF format.

Key Features:
* Printed Circuit Board for a PICMicro programmer included with the book! This programmer will have the capability to program all the PICMicros used by the application.
* Twice as many projects including a PICMicro based Webserver
* Twenty new "Experiments" to help the user better understand how the PICMicro works.
* An introduction to Electronics and Programming in the Appendices along with engineering formulas and PICMicro web references. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Indespensible but flawed
If you are new to PICs, this book is great. Background info, assembly programming concepts, and plenty of examples got me up and running quickly. The style is much more enjoyable and accessible than that of some other PIC books I've struggled through. This book is worth the price, so I highly recommend it.

I wish I could give the book 5 stars, but the numerous of errors are very distracting. By "numerous," I mean "several per page." I've even found errors in the code--fortunately, some are so flagrant that even a beginner like me would notice.

Two things (other than copyediting) I'd like to see in the next edition:

1. The book could use a "quick start" section at the beginning, telling you which chapters to read (in which order) depending on your skills and interests. I ended up reading through lots of technical data on high-end PICs before arriving at some easy programming sections, and there was frequent repetition.

2. The appendices provide much information, but they lack something important: an all-inclusive table of assembly commands and their parameter types. When I first started out, I had to flip through the text of Chap. 4 quite a bit to hunt down the command I wanted.

5-0 out of 5 stars Mind Numbingly Technical
It's a great book, no question. But Predko gets so bogged down in technical minutia that it's incredibly frustrating for beginners with little or no knowledge of the PIC and Assembly Language programming. It does include a programmer and tons of software along with some primers in basic electronics and programming theory, but it all suffers from hyper technical jargon and glosses over topics useful to beginners with this preconceived notion that you already know these things, so why waste time here?

Ironically enough, Predko's claim that complaints about the First Edition being overly technical was his inspiration to write the second. Amazing, I can only imagine what the First Edition looked like.

I don't mean to be completely negative though, it's a great book with a lot of added value (via the programmer and software) It definitely has a place on your bookshelf if you're interested in PIC programming and has a great collection of experiments, including ultrasonic range finding that are just enthralling. The best.

Buy it, but if you are a beginner plan on going though it after you have read a more basic introduction to the PIC and Assembly. IMO, that's the only way a beginner will truly appreciate this book.

3-0 out of 5 stars Programming & Customizing PICmicro Microcontrollers
I cease to be amazed by the number of technical books of late that make such prodigious use of the first person ("I did this and I did that"). It really strikes a raw nerve with those of us who try to write serious useful technical publications.

The book itself contains most of the information needed to begin the task of building and programming PIC micro projects, but the obnoxious proliferation of first person pronouns (as many as five in a given sentence) is extremely distracting.

Shame on McGraw-Hill for allowing this kind of writing to go unedited.

On the positive side, much credit needs to be given to Mr. Predko and people like him who can churn out over 1000 pages of reasonably useful information. And thanks so much for the "El Cheapo" printed circuit board. The CD, however, was a disappointment: In spite of repeated attempts on four different PC's, it does not work properly.

I recommend this book as a good source of information for those who are embarking upon the world of PIC micros, if you can overlook the fact that the whole work could have been presented in less than 75% the amount of paper in a more robust style, had it been properly proof-read and edited.

5-0 out of 5 stars Complete Guide on PIC!
Astonishing! Couldn't believe it is the same author of "Programming and Customizing 8051 Microcontroller", which I think is not that recommended. He uses quite a big portion in his PIC book to elaborate on knowledge of PIC and other microcontrollers. He even covers introduction the IDE, computer interface, compiler, assembler, linker etc which is usually not mentioned in other PIC books.

I'd say this book is good to intermediate PIC user and beginner of microcontroller. I guess beginner of PIC must be frustrated, as he/she still not be able to get the PIC works after finish reading half of the book. However, this book worth its price.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best PIC Reference Available
I have found this book to be the most thorough compilation of PIC micro information that is available. Again and again, I have looked at other books, then returned to Predko. It covers just about any topic you can imagine - - PIC hardware, timers, LCDs, various types of interfacing & communications, motors & servos, emulators, and on and on. Here, in one book, you can get the author's advice and a short example for just about anything you're doing with the PIC. While I do not recommend this book for people just beginning to learn about PICs, it should be on everyone's shelf as a reference, once you have been through your first course. ... Read more


108. Bridge Engineering Handbook
by Wai-Fah Chen, Lian Duan
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Asin: 0849374340
Catlog: Book (1999-11-04)
Publisher: CRC Press
Sales Rank: 150818
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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An international team of experts has joined forces to produce the Bridge Engineering Handbook. They address all facets-the planning, design, inspection, construction, and maintenance of a variety of bridge structures-creating a must-have resource for every bridge engineer. This unique, comprehensive reference provides the means to review standard practices and keep abreast of new developments and state-of-the-art practices. Comprising 67 chapters in seven sections, the authors present:Fundamentals: Provides the basic concepts and theory of bridge engineeringSuperstructure Design: Discusses all types of bridgesSubstructure Design: Addresses columns, piers, abutments, and foundationsSeismic Design: Presents the latest in seismic bridge designConstruction and Maintenance: Focuses on the practical issues of bridge structuresSpecial Topics: Offers new and important information and unique solutionsWorldwide Practice: Summarizes bridge engineering practices around the world.Discover virtually all you need to know about any type of bridge:Reinforced, Segmental, and Prestressed ConcreteSteel beam and plate girderSteel box girderOrthotropic deckHorizontally curvedTrussArchSuspensionCable-stayedTimberMovableFloatingRailroadSpecial attention is given to rehabilitation, retrofit, and maintenance, and the Bridge Engineering Handbook offers over 1,600 tables, charts, and illustrations in ready-to-use format. An abundance of worked-out examples give readers step-by-step design procedures and the section on Worldwide Practice provides a broad and valuable perspective on the "big picture" of bridge engineering. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Completed book
It is one of the most beautiful book that I have read and studied before. From beginning to end all valuable ideas are in order.All kind of bridges (arch,suspended...)are avaliable.Spported with nice sketches and photos of bridges from all over the world.Giving an inspritation to an Engineer.

4-0 out of 5 stars Easy to Use
This text does a very good job on demonstrating material with lots of sample problems. It also avoids tedious derivations of formulas that should already be second nature by the time you use a book of this level. ... Read more


109. Electrical Cost Data 2005 (Means Electrical Cost Data)
by John H. Chiang
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Catlog: Book (2004-10-01)
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110. Elements of X-Ray Diffraction (3rd Edition)
by B.D. Cullity, S.R. Stock, Stuart Stock
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Asin: 0201610914
Catlog: Book (2001-02-05)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Sales Rank: 100350
Average Customer Review: 2.33 out of 5 stars
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Intended to acquaint the reader with the theory of x-ray diffraction, the experimental methods involved, and the main applications. The book is a collection of principles and methods stressing X-ray diffraction rather than metallurgy. The book is written entirely in terms of the Bragg law and can be read without any knowledge of the reciprocal lattice. It is divided into three main parts—Fundamentals; experimental methods; and applications.Designed for beginners, not as a reference tool for the advanced reader. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Poorly Edited Edition
Cullity's expostion of x-ray diffraction is excellent, but the third edition, as noted by other reviewers, is missing all chapter specific references. If you're interested in this title, try to find a copy of the second edition.

1-0 out of 5 stars disappointing
The 2nd Edition of "Elements of X-ray Diffraction" by B.D. Cullity ranks among the best introductory books ever written on the subject. When I bought this 3rd edition I hoped to obtain a book of similar standards. However, exchanging chapter titles (to less meaningful descriptors) and a mere renumbering of chapters and appendices (leaving nearly the complete body of the 2nd edition unchanged) was far from my expectations. I have sincere doubts, if the few brief sections added in this 3rd edition provide much useful information for a newcomer. Somehow, I feel they destroy the integrity of an old well-written text. Above all the publisher obviously did a poor job: The pages with "Chapter references" were completely lost somehow (they amounted to 9 pages in the 2nd edition) and are dearly missed whenever a reader wants to dwell a little bit deeper into the subject and use the citations provided in the text. If you want to go for a good introductory text on X-ray diffraction then choose the 2nd edition. Although based on knowledge of the sixties, and thus slightly old-fashioned, it still makes the point in a consistent and scholarly way. Let's hope the 2nd edition will be available for some time.

1-0 out of 5 stars This book is very terrible...
Of course, This title is very great book for second edition. but third edition is very terrible book.

Stuart Stock is made gabaging about third edition.

because, so many misstake editing and Things have become topsy-turvy.

and so lost chapter reference.

and second edition is composed 3 parts

but third edition is not yet.

Why do you editing this?

I'm not understanding it...

1-0 out of 5 stars very sucking book
first, this book is not include chapter reference ,it is very terrable thing. second, This book is so many include chapter better 2nd edition. but, it is confuse the order

third, How do thing!!! This book is $105.00. very expensive but it is substitute Editing for this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars A BOOK ON X-RAY DIFFRACTION FROM AN OPERATIONAL STANDPOINT
Cullity's book is, I believe, one of the most interesting books I've ever come across. Let me explain why...if you know diffraction at the level of the Ewald sphere, reciprocal lattice, point and space groups at least, you would realize that Dr. Cullity has very effectively accomplished the task of introducing the reader to almost all applied aspects of x-ray diffraction without ever mentioned the landmarks of the subject! In this book, you would barely find any word on real space vs. reciprocal space, their relationship by the Fourier Transform etc.; the necessary fundamentals are given at such an elementary level, that it requires barely any background beyond Phys 101. In all fairness, to reduce a very complex phenomenon to an easily understandible level certainly requires a lot of creativity as well as competence. The book's first two chapters efficiently summarize what a person needs to know as a bare minimum to later learn the specific techniques to analyze materials by x-ray diffraction. The remainder of the book is devoted to experimental methods which are very effectively presented and thoroughly discussed. To make the long story short, this book is for the handyman not for the scientist whose special interest might be in x-ray crystallography or x-ray diffraction. If you want to have an idea as to what kind of information can be obtained (ranging from lattice parameter determination to quantitative phase analysis) using x-ray diffraction to study of solids, then this book is for you... ... Read more


111. Environmental Engineering
by Joseph A. Salvato, Nelson L. Nemerow, Franklin J. Agardy
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Asin: 0471418137
Catlog: Book (2003-03-07)
Publisher: Wiley
Sales Rank: 228836
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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* Includes new chapters on soil and groundwater remediation, water filtration system technology, and bottled water supplies; plus new sections on food safety and environmental security.
* Features new expert contributors such as Nelson Nemerow, Franklin Agardy, George Tehachangolow, Pier Armenante, and Anthony Walbarst.
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1-0 out of 5 stars Environmental Engineering and Sanitation
I am trying to find out who signed for isbn#047141813. We never got this book.

Please respond Diane Leathers

5-0 out of 5 stars GREATEST ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING BOOK
GREAT!!!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars 94 S: Excellent Resource, Environmental Health professionals
I have just reviewed the ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AND SANITATION 1994 SUPPLEMENT, by Joseph A. Salvato and Joe E. Beck. It's a great resource for professionals seeking a broader vision of environmental health practice areas and where we are heading. Prof. Beck obviously put a lot of work into conceptualizing this volume and working with the distinguished contributors. It shows. In particular, I found the first chapter, Stakeholder Focused Interactive Planning (SFIP)by Joe Beck and Steven Ison to be a brilliant piece on the desirability of (indeed, the imperative for our profession to) include the public in problem-solving and planning. I have used this process and mediated disputes ranging from siting controversies (haz. waste facility siting in Massachusetts) to determining future land use options at Hanford in the nuclear weapons complex. I commend both Beck and Ison for their clear portrayal of the paradigm as well as the steps one undertakes in conducting such planning. Federal government engineers and planners have been learning the hard way about what happens when decisions are made without public input and without regard to the values, interests, and expectations of so-called stakeholders. At Hanford, more than $20 billion in appropriations has yielded preciously little in terms of actual cleanup: one may wonder if Congress will continue to appropriate the substantial $6 billion a year for the Dept. of Energy's Environmental Management Program without consensus of the public on #1) the benefits or #2) the ameliorated risks from present expenditures. Current stakeholders come from a wide range of public interest groups and they do not get along particularly well. They do not have current programs or projects that reflect the use of the SFIP and researchers should be asking themselves, "Why not?" (Resources for the Future [RFF] has an on-going research project that tackles public participation in environmental decision making).

I would also like to comment on Ch. 6 "The Institutional Environment: Biosafety" by Darly Rowe. The importance of Dr. Rowe's conclusion that we must rely on consultation and working with the client on biosafety issues cannot be overstated. I also like the typology which places biosafety issues in proper perspective. We seem to be deluged with risks and risk information, and his approach is clear, concise and elegant. In sum, I believe that environmental health professionals can apply the insights in this series of articles in a way that will help supplant the "command-and-control" mentatlity that has battered so many of our colleagues and public health/environment inspectors, and baffled decision makers in the past two decades. Asst. Prof. R. Steven Konkel, Ph.D., EKU

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent reference book with questionable publisher support
This text is one of the most definitive AND USEFUL shelf references for the environmental health sciences. Detailed, accurate, wide-ranging on topics of immediate interest to the practicing sanitarian, engineer or the very interested non-practitioner. Support from the publisher has been poor. For two years after the announcement of the current addendum, the publisher "disavowed knowledge" of an addendum. When published, the addendum had the same ISBN number as the complete text -- creating the unture appearance of a "reduced" price complete addition. Salvato, could for the price of this text, be on a more current update of information contained in some chapters (2-3 year cycle). The scope of this work would justify numerous consulting authors. While it is one of the best shelf references and "learning texts" it could still be improved and be better supported by a publisher that sometimes seems to have insulated itself from the buying public. ... Read more


112. Unit Operations and Processes in Environmental Engineering
by Tom D. Reynolds, Paul Richards
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Asin: 0534948847
Catlog: Book (1995-12-22)
Publisher: Thomson-Engineering
Sales Rank: 487893
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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The text is written for both Civil and Environmental Engineering students enrolled in Wastewater Engineering courses, and for Chemical Engineering students enrolled in Unit Processes or Transport Phenomena courses.It is oriented toward engineering design based on fundamentals.The presentation allows the instructor to select chapters or parts of chapters in any sequence desired. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Unit Operations and Processes in Environmental Engineering
Good and well organized book for a graduate class in environmental/sanitary engineering. Unlike the traditionally used book, it is organized for easy reference and study. It includes most of the unit processes to consider in the desing of wastewater and water treatment plants. I wish it would expand a litte more in the water part. The wastewater is covered very well. It is a good book to keep as a reference. Answer to key problems are provided for easiness of verification of process. Couple of formulas are outdated in the air transfer chapter, not major problem. ... Read more


113. Handbook of Construction Contracting: Estimating, Bidding, Scheduling, Vol. 2
by Jack P. Jones
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Asin: 093404113X
Catlog: Book (1987-01-01)
Publisher: Craftsman Book Company
Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars A Seasoned Veteran
When I started contracting nearly 30 years ago this book was quite useful in moving me from trades person to business person, the required move to be successful. It's still here and just as good for introducing the basics of construction contracting.

5-0 out of 5 stars A must for construction specialists and tradesmen
This is vol 1 of a 2-vol work that takes the guess work out of estimating, designing, and planning a construction project. Whether building as a tradesman or contractor--or even as someone such as a homeowner wishing to contract the building of his house, this book is a must. I have been in the construction business for years and these two books are a must in my office and in my truck. I require all my key personnel to study them, a policy that saves money, time, and eliminates guesswork. On a scale of 1-10, I rate both a 10!

5-0 out of 5 stars Instructions from a professional builder
This book gets to the point with the basics showing how to do a job in detail with clear, concise instructions and drawings showing details that ensures professional performance. A must for a builder or tradesman engaged in the construction trades. I wouldn't start a job without it and I've been in the construction business for a good man years.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource for builders and owners.
This is an excellent book for anyone wanting to build and contract their own home or for experianced builders who need a nononsense resource to contracting and home building. I have used this book and Vol 1 or many years and it has been nothing short of a time and money saver. ... Read more


114. Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics
by Bruce R.Munson, Donald F.Young, Theodore H.Okiishi
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Asin: 047144250X
Catlog: Book (2001-11-29)
Publisher: Wiley
Sales Rank: 31943
Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars
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  • Greater number of solved examples than most competing texts.
  • Good emphasis on practical problems, and 25% new homework problems.
  • Early introduction of Bernoulli Equation.
  • Each example problem is completely solved using a problem statement, detailed solution and often giving a brief discussion of related principles from real life situations. This practical problem solving methodology is used to promote students' reasoning skills.
  • E-Text. Each new copy of the fourth edition includes a free CD-ROM containing the e-Text-the entire print component of the book in searchable PDF format, plus additional material not in the print version.
  • Fluid Mechanics Phenomena brings fluid mechanics to life! A series of 80 short video segments on the CD illustrate various aspects of real-world fluid mechanics. The videos are linked within the e-Text directly to those sections and problems that will most benefit from these illustrations:
    • Many of the segments show how fluid motion relates to familiar devices and everyday experiences.
    • Each segment also clearly indicates the key fluid mechanics topic being demonstrated and provides a description of the content.
  • Review Problems with Complete Solutions. Each chapter in the e-Text provides students with 10-20 review problems that link directly to complete detailed solutions for extra guidance in problem-solving. In addition, the review problems are identified by the basic principle they demonstrate, allowing students easy reference to areas they need to review.
  • Lab Problems. The e-Text contains 30 extended laboratory problems that involve actual experimental data for simple experiments often found in introductory fluid mechanics labs. The data for these problems is provided in Excel format.
  • Key Words and Topics. Each chapter contains a list of key words and topics. Within the e-Text, the key words and topics are linked directly to where those concepts are explained in the chapter. Great for studying-think flashcards!
  • Summary sentences. A brief summary sentence on each page of the text.An effective reference and resource to students, these sentences help students locate discussions of important concepts.Used as a study tool, the summary sentences guide students to key concept that students need to understand and encourage them to read the text rather than relying on worked out examples.
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4-0 out of 5 stars Pretty good book for people who really want to learn theory
In my course of Fluid Mechanics at the University of Brasília (UnB) I've been studying this subject through McDonald and Fox's Introduction to Fluid Mechanics and I really think that Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics is the best choice for people who really want to learn the theory . Besides that Mcdonald and Fox's is better in terms of exercises

4-0 out of 5 stars Say CD..eeeeee....
The best thing about this book is the in-depth soultions to extra problems found only in the CD. So be sure to ask for the CD that accompanies the book; on top of that you get a solid fluid mechanics book that will support you through your fluid classes. A foundational understanding in fluids will also help in classes like Heat Transfer where most of the information is building on information learned in fluids. Good book, good examples, I like a lot of one of the author's (Okiishi) stuff.

2-0 out of 5 stars Dont rely only on this book
If you are cursed with a poor professor and are forced to use the book to teach yourself the material, you will be sorely dissapointed. First of all, the book is extremely wordy and very complicated to understand. You are given a ton of equations when they talk about a topic but you almost always find no use for the majority of them. I find the later chaptersespecially to be all math oriented and I found fewer and fewer real world problems to help study for the exams which had real world questions. In general, I was very dissapointed with the book.

The study guide that accompanes the book is actually fairly decent and succint if not too short and they sometimes dont show important equations

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent for the student of Mechanical Engineering
This book is excellent for the engineering student. I recommend it for the beginning student of fluid mechanics or for the advanced student wishing to refresh his/her knowledge of fluid mechanics. The collaborative effort by the authors produce a beautifully explained text. The material is clear and concise and the additional software included with the book is of great use for illustrating important concepts.

5-0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended for Fluid engineering students
This is a highly recommended fluid textbook for students interested in pursuing Mechanical or Aeronautical Engineering. The inclusive of the CD-ROM which includes the e-text, videos and step by step solution to some review problems is an addition to what other fluid textbooks recommended by my university don't have.

The explanations of every topic is reader friendly and allows student to grasp the concept easily ... Read more


115. Boundary-Layer Theory
by Hermann Schlichting, Klaus Gersten, Egon Krause, Katherine Mayes, Herbert, Jr. Oertel
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Asin: 3540662707
Catlog: Book (1999-12-01)
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Sales Rank: 403308
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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A new edition of the almost legendary textbook by Schilchting completely revised by Klaus Gersten is now available. This book presents a comprehensive overview of boundary-layer theory and its application to all areas of fluid mechhanics, with emphasis on the flow past bodies (e.g. aircraft aerodynamics). It contains the latest knowledge of the subject based on a thorough review of the literature over the past 15 years. Yet again, it will be an indispensable source of inexhaustible information for students of fluid mechanics and engineers alike. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Must-have Book for Fluid Mechanics Researchers!
This is the best and the most classical fluid mechanics book that i have read. Read it through carefully and you will get much from it. Reading it from time to time can give you many new knowledge every time.

5-0 out of 5 stars Applause
An excellent resource. A tough act to follow for any other author of BLT books.

5-0 out of 5 stars Another ChE classic!
This book is as much as a classic as BSL's "Transport Phenomena" (the bible) - it surely is a "holy" book to me! ... Read more


116. Zinn and the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance, Third Edition
by Lennard Zinn, Todd Telander
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Asin: 1884737994
Catlog: Book (2001-09-09)
Publisher: VeloPress
Sales Rank: 3861
Average Customer Review: 4.69 out of 5 stars
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In this book, Lennard Zinn explains and demonstrates how to completely and properly maintain every component of a mountain bike, including chains, derailleurs, shifters, wheels, brakes, cranks, bottom brackets, pedals, saddles, seatposts, suspension systems, handlebars, stems, headsets, forks, and frames. He describes and rates every repair and counsels the novice bike mechanic how to decide whether or not to take the bike to a bike shop for professional attention. Extensive line drawings show how parts fit together and illustrate the tools required for every type of bike. Completely revised and updated to include the most recent information on state-of-the-art mountain bike components, emergency on-trail repair tricks are also explained. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars A must have for your mountain bike
Whether you have a shiny new mountain bike or one that has been on more than a few trail rides, this book is a must to have in your collection. For about [price] and the price of some tools you'll be able to perform the most common maintenance on your bike yourself. Not only will this save you money (tuneups aren't exactly cheap these days), but you'll understand your equipment much better and be able to handle unexpected situations on the trail.

The book is a large format with two columns of text per page and hand drawn figures (basically no photos). Each part of the bike is covered in great depth in pseudo-outline form.

The only downside is that the figures can be a bit difficult to understand. I can see how they can be more clear that photos, but some combination of the two or perhaps just more figures would have helped. I've found it is always best to look at the figures alongside my bike so there is no ambiguity.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent manual for mechanics of all levels!
Zinn's book is full of great info that covers topics from pedals to preload and everything in between. (Note: not much info in the way of rear-suspension.) The book is well written, humorous, and has several good illustrations.

This book will give you confidence to do most of the regular maintenance on your bike...if you feel comfortable holding a chain tool and a wrench, Zinn will teach you how to save yourself some money (and maybe even have some fun) by doing it yourself.

Highly recommended!

5-0 out of 5 stars A must have book especially for beginners
I am brand new to the world of mountain biking and this book has been my bible. If it isn't covered in this book then you don't need to know. With this book I have been able to make adjustments and alignments to my bike I would have normally taken to a shop to have done.

My wife doesn't care for the book too much though because she has now become a mountain bike widow. I spend about an hour or two a day rereading this book and tweeking my bike. The must have spares part of the book saved me from pushing my bike home one day as I would not have normally had a spare chain link with me. Unfortunately I also went on to break my collar bone that same day and this was not addressed in the book. Seriously though, I'm contemplating buying a second book, a working copy (the dirty one) and a reference copy (the clean one) I can bring in the house.

You won't be sorry if you buy this book.

4-0 out of 5 stars A graet book for all MTB folks, maybe even for us rookies!
This book is a must have in your collection even if you are new in the MTB scene. You should also seriously consider purchasing some tools specificly made for mtb which is clearly explained in the book,without the tools the book is not going to give you much.With some intermediate level tools you'll be able to perform the most common repairs on your bike yourself. Not only will this save you money in the long run, but you'll understand the equipment and your bike much better and be able to handle unexpected situations on the trail. There are a lot of hand drawn pictures and each part of the bike is covered in great depth(perhaps little too much detailed explanation for a novice like me!).
With all due respect,I wish there were more pictures,not only hand drawn but also maybe some computer drawn 3-D slices,showing the equipment and the bike parts and the proper ways they fit togather since the hand drawns can be a bit difficult to understand and do not show all the in-depth details plus showing things in step by step detailed 3-D pictures mostly works better for the novice than explaining them in long sentences. Still, i think this book helped me a lot and it is definitly one of the best out there.

2-0 out of 5 stars Not good for "mechanically challenged" people
I admit it. I am a clutz when it comes to mechanical things. Because of this lack of talent, I need lots of photos and illustrations for me to get through any sort of repair work. Zinn has a book that will appeal to those who are mechanically adept, but as for the novice or individuals like me who lack spacial relations, the book will be very confusing. Much of the book describes, in words, what you should do instead of showing you in a step by step way with photos. "Take the gibetz ring off of the whatchamacallit and be careful not to put tension on the g-string..." This sentence wasn't in the book, but it might as well have been. I found this book to be very hard to understand. ... Read more


117. Inspecting a House (For Pros By Pros Series)
by Rex Cauldwell
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Asin: 1561584622
Catlog: Book (2000-12-31)
Publisher: Taunton Press
Sales Rank: 36678
Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars
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Inspecting a House, aimed at home buyers, real estate agents, and inspectors, discusses all major problem areas in the process in a logical sequence; covers everything from storage tanks to chimney flashing; and shows how to analyze every system in a house. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Already saved me thousands of dollars
Although subtitled "For Pros, by Pros," I think any homeowner or home buyer can benefit from Inspecting A House. This winter it saved me potentially thousands of dollars in repair costs by pointing out the danger of snow build up along the eaves and dormers of my house. It's also helped me identify areas of potential concern where a little preventative maintenance can save me a lot of money down the road.

Inspecting A House's strengths include its in-depth information, easy to understand conversational tone, clear illustrations, and revealing four-color pictures of what to look for (and look out) for. Each chapter concludes with a handy checklist which you can easily photocopy and take with you as you examine your own house or go house shopping.

Inspecting a Book would be a bargain at twice the price.

2-0 out of 5 stars Book Doesn't Discuss Many Important Topics
Doing construction work for the past 25 years makes me very knowledgable about houses. I bought this book to become a home inspector and found it to be lacking in many ways to say the least. Your local handyman could teach you more about inspecting houses than this book can. The most important topics for home construction and inspections were not even discussed in this book.

1-0 out of 5 stars I do not recommend this inspector book.
For many years I have been working in real estate and I found this book to be very brief and basic. I cannot see how a home owner would benefit from the basic advice talked about in this book. Perhaps a book on home contstruction would be far more helpful to you. My customers ask me for advice about books to read when they buy a house and this is not one of the titles I would give them. This is not an expensive book but my main concern is reading a good book that I can learn from, not just getting a low price on it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Inspecting A House
This is a great starter book for a general introduction into the field of home inspection. It is widely used and recommended for the Humber College - online home inspection certificate program.

Over 100 online course participants have commented on the easy reading style, and excellent photographs that accompany this book. Its also used in our face to face delivery. Its personally one of my favourites.

1-0 out of 5 stars Terrible book for anyone who knows home inspections.
The author of this book needs to learn proper home inspection procedures before he sells himself as knowledgable. I have been inspecting homes for 19 years and often give lectures on the topic. After reading most of this book I realized what a waste of money it was because the information was incorrect or incomplete. I can't believe how many mistakes I found in this book. I'm glad I returned it for a refund on my money but not happy I wasted my time reading it! ... Read more


118. Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, 2004
by Andrew D. Althouse, Carl Harold Turnquist, Alfred F. Bracciano
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Asin: 1590702808
Catlog: Book (2003-08-01)
Publisher: Goodheart-Wilcox Publisher
Sales Rank: 51068
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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2-0 out of 5 stars Good diagrams- but that's all!
This is a good book to get a beginners understanding of refrigeration equipment. HOWEVER be careful not to buy this paperback edition in hopes that it will give you anything close to the hardcover's information! This is at best a good classroom companion to be used with a teacher at the helm. It is even set up as a lesson and answer book, just like in highschool. I was dissappionted when after the thirty day limit, I cracked the book for the first time and found that I had purchased a highschool coarse book. Good as it would be for that, the description is not clear about it. The hardcover might be the thing you're looking for if you would like good straight forward info.

4-0 out of 5 stars good general reference
We have used this book as a study textbook for the last two semesters at college. As a student it has proven to be very useful. It has very good illustrations and diagrams along with helpful insight to the nuts and bolts of all A/C units. Where the frustration part comes in and is a mystery to me is what ever department that was responsible for reviewing the end of chapter questions and the questions in the test bank dropped the ball. It is quite evident that the questions and the text don't correspond. This leads one to believe that the department that is responsible for test questions and chapter questions do not have a back-ground in Air Conditioning / Refrigeration. I have used a lot of frustrating time in a futile effort to match answers with text. Its a shame that such an informative textbook be degraded on default.

1-0 out of 5 stars To much Head lines news. Zero details!
This book has good basic fundamental in physics and math. But it is not UP TO DATE. Also, It does not have a well structurated design. It presents much info, but not related. Is information is old, very old. It does not cover new technology. I would recommend a whole review of its contents! I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS BOOK!

1-0 out of 5 stars Completely useless as a stand alone publication
I bought this text for additional tutorial help and insight into an HVAC class I am currently taking. Unfortunately, this is not a 'summary' or 'reference,' nor is a 'thorough background' presented. This is a work-book, full of work-sheets. There are not even any answers to the myriad questions provided. If you are trying to learn the material being covered this will not help you. The text only asks questions you don't know the answers to because you bought the wrong book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Textbook of technical schools
This book is the core textbook of the technical schools here in Puerto Rico, my father has been instructor of refrigeration and air conditioning for 35 years and this book (recent and previous editions)has been the choice for this course. It contains all the technical information needed for the beginer, and is an excellent reference book for the technician. ... Read more


119. Materials Selection in Mechanical Design
by Michael Ashby
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Asin: 0750661682
Catlog: Book (2005-01-26)
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Sales Rank: 215801
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Understanding materials, their properties and behaviour is fundamental to engineering design, and a key application of materials science. Written for all students of engineering, materials science and design, this book describes the procedures for material selection in mechanical design in order to ensure that the most suitable materials for a given application are identified from the full range of materials and section shapes available. Fully revised and expanded for its third edition, Materials Selection in Mechanical Design is recognised as one of the leading texts available, and offers readers a unique and genuinely innovative resource.

Fully revised and expanded for this third edition, Materials Selection in Mechanical Design is recognised as one of the leading texts, and provides a unique and genuinely innovative resource.

Features new to this edition
New chapters on topics including process selection, material and shape selection, design of hybrid materials, environmental factors and industrial design.
Online tutor resources -- fully worked Instructor's Manual, full color materials selection charts, image bank for lecture presentations.
Reader-friendly approach and attractive, easy to use two-colour presentation.
The methods developed in the book are implemented in Granta Design's widely used CES Educational software.

Materials are introduced through their properties; materials selection charts (now available on line) capture the important features of all materials, allowing rapid retrieval of information and application of selection techniques. Merit indices, combined with charts, allow optimisation of the materials selection process. Sources of material property data are reviewed and approaches to their use are given. Material processing and its influence on the design are discussed. New chapters on environmental issues, industrial engineering and materials design are included, as are new worked examples, exercise materials and a separate, online Instructor's Manual. New case studies have been developed to further illustrate procedures and to add to the practical implementation of the text.

*The new edition of the leading materials selection text
*Expanded and fully revised throughout, with new material on key emerging topics, an even more student-friendly approach, and attractive, easy to use two-colour presentation
*Improved tutor resources, plus supporting online materials and Instructor's Manual
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4-0 out of 5 stars Teacher & Engineering
It is a very good one. I would recommend to buy if you could afford the price.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great information -- several typos, however
The graphs and data provide a lot of good information but the book has several typos in key areas which lead to many hours of frustration. Also, I wish the book was offered in hardcover.I appreciate the desire to keep the costs low for the students, but a book like this will be life long resource for working engineers and I don't feel that the book will hold up well over the years with a soft cover.

5-0 out of 5 stars Invaluable!
As a student in Materials Science and Engineering, this book has again and again been a priceless resource.It contains data and references which are clearly presented and precisely commented, and I often catch myself looking up the graphs or the appendices to find the solution to a particular problem.The Case Studies are very instructive and sometimes even amusing to read; they always reinforce a point previously made and give the reader a sense of history for the object in question (telephone, hair dryer, etc.).But the book doesn't stop at purely functional design; it also covers aesthetic aspects with the motto: "Good design works; excellent design also gives pleasure." This is a pleasing book.

4-0 out of 5 stars Major Design Tool
Ashby's compilation of data and explanation of methodology is excellent and results in a must read for technical persons who will be involved with the selection of materials for design.The numerous material chartsincluded are invaluable when trying to compare, and ultimately decide upon,different materials for a design.Also, the example cases presentedcompliment and help explain the different approaches to selecting the mostsuitable material for a given design.

Overall the book is easy to readand a good addition to the office or home. ... Read more


120. Understanding Gps: Principles and Applications (Artech House Telecommunications Library)
by Elliott D. Kaplan
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Asin: 0890067937
Catlog: Book (1996-02-01)
Publisher: Artech House Publishers
Sales Rank: 413312
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book for Developing GPS Tracking Systems
This is a great book to read if you plan on developing any type of GPS tracking system. While the book covers the the basics, you'll need some further resources on interfacing GPS receivers and such hardware to real-world devices.

An interesting article entitled "Tracking a Vehicle With GPS" can be read at www.closerworlds.com

A lot of mobile solutions are soon to hit the market such as mobile phones using GSM or GPRS to track a person. This book will help to understand how it all fits together. It would have been nice if the book could have touched on how older communication systems like VHF radios can transmit GPS data. For that you'll have to visit www.closerworlds.com or some other website with such resources.

5-0 out of 5 stars Clearly the Best General Reference on GPS
I've been an engineer and PM working with GPS and GPS systems since the inception of GPS in the mid-80s. While employed by a major DOD research lab I was fortunate enough not only to have access to practically every GPS book and article available, but I also had the opportunity to meet many of the key people responsible for the design and development of the system (many of whom contributed to this text). From system design to receiver architecture, this is by far the best general reference I have found on GPS.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent to Pratice the GPS Technology
This book has entire body of knowledge concerning GPS concept , control, satellites operation , propagation, receivers, and extra to Explain the Differential GPS Error correction and more. This book is ULTRA suitable for student and engineer, also suitable for the people who want to practice GPS Theory in Detail.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good Book
I have been interesting GPS for 5 years and used GPS for land navigation, for INS aid, for DGPS purposes. I have read about 9-10 books on GPS. This book is the best one. It has a good introductory information, clear theorical chapters. Applications of GPS are also covered very well. I suggest this book both new and advanced GPS related people. ... Read more


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