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124. SIP Demystified
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121. Modern Hydronic Heating for Residential and Light Commercial Buildings, 2E
by Siegenthaler
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Asin: 0766816370
Catlog: Book (2003-10-15)
Publisher: Thomson Delmar Learning
Sales Rank: 24866
Average Customer Review: 4.83 out of 5 stars
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From simple applications to multi-load/multi-temperature systems, you can now learn how to use the newest and most sophisticated hydronic heating materials and methods without compromising between comfort and energy. Heavily illustrated with product shots from top manufacturers, plus more than 300 diagrams of system piping/control schematics, this one-of-a-kind introduction to today's hydronic heating systems concentrates engineering-level design information into tools that can be used by technical students and professional contractors alike. Thoroughly updated, Modern Hydronic Heating, 2nd Edition now features the latest information on state-of-the-art techniques for use in residential and light commercial buildings, such as: radiant panel heating, injection mixing, primary and secondary piping, use of buffer tanks to improve system stability, and advanced control methods. Ideal for anyone involved in the heating trades, from basic installers to design engineers, this preeminent resource of the North American hydronic heating industry is as well suited for use in a formal education course or for self-study as it is on the job. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A joy to read and learn from
Well written and thought out, following a logical procession through the various components and systems. A bare minimum of errors in the text. This book should be valuable in preparation for PE licensure. I wish all texts were written like this.

5-0 out of 5 stars An engineer's review
The book was very useful. The only drawback was the "Hydronics Design Kit" was not included. This costs an additional $76 from and is referred to many times in the book. Therefore, it is almost a requirement during use of the book.

5-0 out of 5 stars good stuff
this is an excellent book. i have an engineering background, and this book has the level of detail and scientific rigor i find useful. i am using it to design my own system.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Resource Available
This book is THE resource for any homeowner planning to install radiant floor heat. It is written as a textbook for HVAC students, but it serves equally well as a reference and informative design resource for the average homeowner. John Siegenthaler is recognized by his peers as one of the outstanding radiant heating engineers. I highly recommend this book.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great textbook with engineering approach to Hydronic Design
This textbook is the kind you might want to use for a college course on Hydronic Heating Design. It mentions a software program (not included) that must have been used in conjuction with the creatation of this text. Great explainations and examples along with exercises at the end of each chapter. Well worth the price. ... Read more

122. Brown's Boundary Control and Legal Principles
by Curtis M. Brown, Donald A. Wilson, Walter G. Robillard
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Asin: 0471215988
Catlog: Book (2003-05-09)
Publisher: Wiley
Sales Rank: 30161
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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This new edition of a classic surveying and land law reference has been significantly revised to include updates on laws of boundary evidence, the advances of Global Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Satellites (GPS) and their impact on surveying measurements. This volume provides new insights into the historic basis for boundary determinations, and expanded coverage on ownership, transfer, and description of real property. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The Surveyor's Bible
While preparing for my licensing exam, I read this book from cover to cover. It addresses every principle of retracement (sequential and simultaneous conveyances), public lands, and riparian issues thoroughly. The highlighted "principle" at the heading of each new topic makes remembering the main points simple. I can honestly say that every question on the NCEES exam that dealt with general principles and practice was answered in this book. I passed on my first sitting, and this book was one of the main reasons why. If you can only study one reference, this is it. Every practicing surveyor should also refer to it regularly.

5-0 out of 5 stars Boundary Control and Legal Principals
This is the definitive work on boundary control. Technicians preparing for the SIT and PLS tests should own this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Brown's Boundary Control and Legal Priciples
This is a must own book for Land Surveyors, or Survey technicians. ... Read more

123. Documents, Contracts and Worksheets for Home Builders
by AlTrellis
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Asin: 0070653550
Catlog: Book (1998-05-31)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
Sales Rank: 224664
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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100 building forms & documents already written for you. Reduce errors and callbacks...increase customer satisfaction...enhance communication with clients...streamline business operations...and put more profit in your pocket with the help of Documents, Contracts, and Worksheets for Home Builders by Builder magazine's Al Trellis. From bid to inspection, this labor-saving tool helps you stay organized and keeps your business running at peak efficiency--even on the toughest jobs. Each of these field-tested forms and documents comes complete with a brief description plus tips for using it on the job. The bundled diskette lets you download and customize the ones you need whenever you need them! ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Documents, Contracts, and Worksheets for Home Builders
Wow! An all in one book for the small to medium size construction business. What an excellent resource which is easy to set up and use! And it is great getting this from another builder who has tested these materials in the industry, and not some legal document writer who's just trying to sell a book! Way to go AL Trellis!

5-0 out of 5 stars Found exactly what I couldn't find elsewhere
I run a Real Estate firm dealing with new homes only. I needed to develop a tracking and building method for my onsite realtors to manage custom constrution. This is the only source I've been able to find that gave me a model to use for custom management. The local library carries one as a reference manual, and I looked at it BEFORE purchasing. Great manual!

5-0 out of 5 stars A bargain at twice the price.
I believe that the dead presidents you spend on this book is one of the best investments you could make as a young business. In effect you are buying many years of research & development that otherwise you would have to do on your own.

5-0 out of 5 stars A great book, we have found it very useful.
The forms and documents contained in this book have saved me hours. They are clear, concise and easy to work with. I highly recommend this book. ... Read more

124. SIP Demystified
by GonzaloCamarillo
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Asin: 0071373403
Catlog: Book (2001-08-28)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
Sales Rank: 106739
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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State-of-the-art SIP primer

SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) is the open standard that will make IP telephony an irresistible force in communications, doing for converged services what http does for the Web. SIP Demystified – authored by Gonzalo Camarillo, one of the contributors to SIP development in the IETF—gives you the tools to keep your company and career competitive. This guide tells you why the standard is needed, what architectures it supports, and how it interacts with other protocols. As a bonus, you even get a context-setting background in data networking. Perfect if you’re moving from switched voice into a data networking environment, here’s everything you need to understand:

* Where, why, and how SIP is used
* What SIP can do and deliver
* SIP’s fit with other standards and systems
* How to plan implementations of SIP-enabled services
* How to size up and choose from available SIP products ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars paper wasted sip book
Author is really good but the way SIP described in the book is a kind of child-story , details on important parts of SIP and on unified services are skipped instead make-up parts are highlighted.

3-0 out of 5 stars Skip the first half
I found this book covered too many points on the spectrum. The first half goes over everything BUT SIP. Most people who want to learn the generic SIP structure already know how a simple telephone and data network operates.

This takes a little too long to get the the "meat" but from there on gives a pretty good detail of the SIP format for anyone looking at understanding the basic SIP code format.

As a fundamentals book for anyone wanting to start learning SIP programming it would be a good reference to have on the shelf. Skip the first half though.

5-0 out of 5 stars The best SIP book for beginners
This is the best book for who wants to know about SIP initially, especially on what SIP can do conceptually. This book is feasible for everyone that includes executives, managers and engineers. This book also provides very good related information in the Internet Forum.

5-0 out of 5 stars My best book to understand SIP
SIP Demystified covers not only SIP protocol itself but also why SIP is so good in Internet world. That would help us to understand SIP so much. Especially, this book is recommended to, like me, those who are moving from switched voice into a data networking environment as editorial reviewer says.
I hope that SIP Demystified will be translated into Japanese soon for my colleagues or friends.

5-0 out of 5 stars SIP FULLY UNVEALED

125. Airport Systems: Planning, Design, and Management
by Richard de Neufville, Amedeo Odoni
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Asin: 0071384774
Catlog: Book (2002-10-08)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
Sales Rank: 126851
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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* The new standard on airport systems planning,design, and management
* Provides solutions to the most pressing airport concerns: expansion, traffic, environment, additions, etc.
* Full coverage of computer-based tools and methodology
* Additional reports and updates available via authors' website
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5-0 out of 5 stars Authoritative reference for airport planners and designers
When two airport experts at MIT get together to produce a textbook, expectations naturally run high. Professors Odoni and de Neufville are no strangers to the team approach, as they co-teach that university's leading airport course. The resulting book reflects their classroom approach: It is comprehensive, methodological, and takes a scientific approach to airport planning. Like their course, the book is also superbly done. In the process, as often happens when science rules over instinct, many myths are shattered and common errors explained. The only drawback is that to fully enjoy the book, a solid mathematical foundation is required. For those who are math averse, however, there is still plenty to learn.

The authors have taken on many challenges in the way the textbook is structured, and successfully so. The textbook is modular, so that chapters are organized into logically separated topics that can serve as stand-alone references. Occasionally, this leads to repetition, but it greatly enhances the book's value as a reference. The authors very nicely combine U.S. and international content. The text spells out when U.S. and international standards are the same and when they differ. It also attempts to explain many of the differences.

One of the core areas of expertise presented in the book is capacity and delay. This is broken down into the topics of capacity, delay, demand management (both administrative and economic), and air traffic control (Chapters 10 through 13). This is supplemented by additional reference material, for example in the areas of queuing theory and on how to define the design peak hour for passenger terminal planning. All in all, roughly a quarter of the book focuses on capacity and delay.

The book has a few limitations: Many of the colorful anecdotes lack sources, which is unfortunate for the reader who wants to delve into the original material to learn more. This is understandable from the point of view that many of these anecdotes describe costly mistakes carried out by short sighted airport designers. Another, albeit minor, limitation is that many of the examples are taken from Logan International Airport in Boston. This is to be expected based on the authors' location. There are however, many other examples, from all continents. Finally, there are a few areas where the reader may crave more information, notably wildlife management, control of obstructions, and airport noise access restrictions in the post-Airport Noise and Capacity Act of 1990 environment.

None of these limitations seriously detracted from my enjoyment of the book. Where this book really excels is in its ability to break down the most difficult challenges facing airport planners into clearly reasoned analytical methods. This should help decision makers avoid expensive errors and provide a rationale for decisions that are otherwise driven by either instinct or politics.

It is obvious that this will become a standard reference for airport planners, designers, and managers alike. Even experts with many years of experience in the field will learn something new and have their preconceptions challenged. New students who are just entering the field are fortunate to have this text as their guide. Through this book, the authors have considerably broadened their audience from their MIT classroom, and carry on a tradition of sharing superb insights into the problems of airport planning and design.

[Disclaimer: I am a former student of Professors Odoni and de Neufville, and currently involved in a joint research project with the former.] ... Read more

126. Mechanical Vibrations, Fourth Edition
by Singiresu S. Rao
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Asin: 0130489875
Catlog: Book (2003-03-31)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Sales Rank: 57149
Average Customer Review: 2.62 out of 5 stars
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With an emphasis on computer techniques of analysis, this book presents the theory, computational aspects, and applications of vibrations in as simple a manner as possible.This text gives expanded explanations of the fundamentals of vibration including history of vibration, degree of freedom systems, vibration control, vibration measurement, and more.For engineers and other professionals who want a clear introduction to vibration engineering. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Not a good text
This book in my opinion is not the one to enjoy the beauty of the subject and mechanics in general. There is a vast amount of material amassed but the structure of the book is poor.
It seems being overburden with details and particulars and lacking unified clear consistent approach. In addition some mistakes are just plain annoying. If one wants to be serious about vibrations - do not sweat over this book. It can be just another somewhat usefull reference book to find some particular solution to for some particular problem.
Instead one can study mechanics with beautifully written classical L.Meirovitch, "Fundamentals of Vibrations" which is much more original, rigorous, clear, usefull and serious book to have.

2-0 out of 5 stars Poor Book
I used this textbook for my Mechanical Vibrations course and was very displeased with it. My biggest gripe is the lack of examples in each chapter. There are an abundance of homework problems at the end of each chapter, but the vast majority of them are not illustrated at all in example problems. I noticed this immediately in Chapter 1 when attempting to solve several of the problems. The text also develops equations and formulas without detail and explanation. Luckily my teacher developed the eqations in class lecture and provided the majority of information for the course. While working out homework and test problems that were assigned, the book was of little use for me. I think the clarity of writing could be better, as well. By the way, I got an A in the course and still found the book to be poor.

2-0 out of 5 stars Not Happy Teaching From This Text
I recently used this as a text to teach Vibrations to Mechanical Engineering seniors after Vibration Analysis by Vierck went out of print. I was attracted to Rao's book because much of the presentation is similar to Vierck. After using this text for one semester, I was not satisfied. I was particularly concerned by Chapter 2 where the fundamentals of damped single degree of freedom systems are covered. This Chapter is critical to building the foundation of Vibration Theory and I was disturbed to find that two critical plots, the time history comparison of responses with various damping levels and the phase plane plot for the same cases were seriously incorrect. While errors always can be found in texts, these plots were so obviously wrong at first glance that I wondered how a book with 29 reviewers (as listed in the Acknowledgements) has such glaring errors. As I progressed through the text I found a number of other errors including incorrect equations in some places. I also found that some material, emphasized in Vierck, that I consider important was buried in the worked examples rather than being emphasized as part of the book's text. While the book does present a lot of material and gives some interesting problems, I found that I was not comfortable with the text at the end of the course. I have since decided to drop this book from consideration as our text.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very happy with the book.
This text was used during my senior year for two consecutive mechanical engineering courses I had at Penn State. I found the presentation of the material very thorough and logically ordered. My only issue with the book was when we dug into the first chapter. I was a bit overwhelmed because, although the first chapter is just an overview of vibration, it is very broad, yet detailed. All subsequent chapters were very well focused, easy to follow, and illustrative of important concepts.

I put the book away after graduation, but soon got it out again, finding that it is a wonderful tool in the field... definitely worth it.

3-0 out of 5 stars Very good for majoring in vobration engineering
This book is very useful for me.

So, helpful my research topic.

It is containing basic of mechanical vibration.

Just, good~ ... Read more

127. The Solar House: Passive Heating and Cooling
by Daniel D., Ph.D. Chiras
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Asin: 1931498121
Catlog: Book (2002-10-01)
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company
Sales Rank: 11161
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Passive solar heating and passive cooling—approaches known as natural conditioning—provide comfort throughout the year by reducing, or eliminating, the need for fossil fuel. Yet while heat from sunlight and ventilation from breezes is free for the taking, few modern architects or builders really understand the principles involved.

Now Dan Chiras, author of the popular book "The Natural House," brings those principles up to date for a new generation of solar enthusiasts.

In "The Solar House," Chiras sets the record straight on the vast potential for passive heating and cooling. Acknowledging the good intentions of misguided solar designers in the past, he highlights certain egregious erros and shows how to avoid them. More importantly, Chiras explains in methodical detail how today’s home builders can succeed with solar designs.

Readers will learn:
- How to select a cost-effective, energy-efficient, and environmentally friendly backup heating system.
- how to preserve indoor air quality in an airtight, energy-efficient home.
- ways of employing green building materials in a naturally conditioned home. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Thorough, concise, and up-to-date info for solar designs
I have spent a lot of time researching passive solar designs using books from the library & information on the internet. A lot of books on solar designs are from the 70's & 80's and the designs lead to overheating of homes by overglazing (too many windows). Some of the more current books on solar design gave more vague information, and didn't thoroughly describe concepts and materials.

This book has it all! Very good information on all the design elements, such as direction of home, foundation designs, window ratios, as well as recommendations for particular products. The book had in-depth information on all the available heating systems including solar heating, heat pumps, & radiant floor heating. At the end of the description for each heating system, there was a pro/con list that talked about the energy effiency, cost, & performance of each heating system over others . There was a helpful chart on hot water heaters with payback periods for different fuels (solar, electric, gas, propane) so you could compare the costs associated with the fuel. In all of my research, this was the first such chart that really spelled out the benefits of certain fuels over others. The book was written in 2002, so it is very up-to-date with the most current products & concepts.

5-0 out of 5 stars A must read book!
The Solar House by Dan Chiras is a masterpiece. Chiras' inimitable style shows through on every page. Like his other books, the writing is clear and engaging. The book is well organized and full of useful information. It is an absolute delight to read.

Most books on passive solar tend to ignore or give superficial treatment to several vital subjects, for example, passive cooling, region-specific design, indoor air quality, and back-up heating systems. And many books still propagate some pretty bad designs. Not this one!

The Solar House covers passive solar design and construction in great detail, drawing on modern science and architecture, yet is easy to read and understand. Not only will you find just about everything you need to know about designing an energy-efficient solar home, you will learn about common mistakes still being made by some designers -- and ways to avoid them! It could save you a fortune on construction and heating and cooling costs.

This book is useful to architects and owner-builders. Even if you have read other books on the subject, you owe it to yourself to add this book to your library. It's worth its weight in gold.

5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent guide for embracing ecology-friendly living
The Solar House: Passive Heating And Cooling by global environmental issues expert Daniel D. Chiras is an "user friendly" architectural guide to choosing and implementing an energy-efficient and environmentally friendly backup heating system, and thereby making any dwelling both cost-effective and naturally heated and/or air conditioned. Black-and-white sketches clearly illustrate the detailed walk-throughs about the basics of passive solar heating, passive cooling, assessing the performance of one's energy system and much more. An excellent guide for embracing ecology-friendly living, The Solar House is especially recommended as a do-it-yourself home reference for the non-specialist general reader with an interest in making their personal home as comfortable and environmentally friendly as possible.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Brilliantly Simple Solar Design Book
At last -- a comprehensive, easy-to-read, well-illustrated solar house book, perfect for architectural students, build-it-yourselfers and masters of solar technology as well -- who will benefit from the many important lessons learned.

My delight with the book began when I first saw its elegant cover. The more I read, the more I realized what a treasure it is. I was especially interested in the latest information on radiant floor heating, ground source heat pumps, and passive cooling. It makes me feel good to know that a book this full of information, yet so accessible, may result in significant reductions in the 44% of total household energy used for heating and cooling.

Chiras combines several decades of personal experience with information from some of the best minds in the field. His stated goal of producing a comprehensive and accurate book is well met. Nice job -- get a copy! ... Read more

128. Power Generation Handbook : Selection, Applications, Operation, Maintenance
by PhilipKiameh
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Asin: 0071396047
Catlog: Book (2002-08-28)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
Sales Rank: 406382
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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We’ve all lived through long hot summers with power shortages, brownouts, and blackouts. But at last, all the what-to-do and how-to-do it information you’ll need to handle a full range of operation and maintenance tasks at your fingertips. Written by a power industry expert, Power Generation Handbook: Selection, Applications, Operation, Maintenance helps you to gain a thorough understanding of all components, calculations, and subsystems of the various types of gas turbines, steam power plants, co-generation, and combined cycle plants.

Divided into five sections, Power Generation Handbook: Selection, Applications, Operation, Maintenanceprovides a thorough understanding of co-generation and combined cycle plants. Each of the components such as compressors, gas and steam turbines, heat recovery steam generators, condensers, lubricating systems, transformers, and generators are covered in detail.The selection considerations, operation, maintenance and economics of co-generation plants and combined cycles as well as emission limits, monitoring and governing systems will also be covered thoroughly.

This all-in-one resource gives you step-by-step guidance on how to maximize the efficiency, reliability and longevity of your power generation plant. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Power Generation (Selection, Application, Operation)
As a professional I rely on technical sources to meet daily challenges.
The newly acquired "Power Generation" authored by P.Kiameh is a valuable addition to my library and a good starting place in my quest for technical answers.
The well research and equally well-presented material has been a foundation of much valuable information.
Throughout the pages one can see that the author has many years of "hands on" experience, which was accrued, developed and refined on an "operating floor" of a very large generating facility. As a result the information presented is accurate, practical and proven.

This Handbook is a must for every professional.

5-0 out of 5 stars Finally A Practical Handbook On Power Generation.
The author puts his decades of experience in nuclear and fossil power generation into this book.
It contains general mechanical and electrical theory, design approach, operation and maintenance concepts. It is written in practical terms that most working professionals can understand easily. At the same time, students will benefit greatly by the hands-on approach, gaining virtual experience into a power generation station.
This book is highly recommended for experienced professional and technical staff with the desire to expand on their knowledge. As well as students seeking a career in the field of power generation.

Charles Choy
Senior Electrical Engineer
City of Toronto

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Practical Handbook
This is an excellent, practical handbook on power generation. It contains clear descriptions of how power generation components are constructed, how they work and how to maintain them. Points in the text are illustrated through numerous detailed photographs, drawings and graphs. Topics include steam turbines, governing systems, valves, lubrication systems, gas turbines, bearings, seals, combined cycles, cogeneration, electrical components, etc.

I have attended two courses taught by Philip Kiameh at the University of Toronto's Professional Development Centre, one on power generation equipment and the other on mechanical equipment. Philip was an excellent teacher and his text books are similarly excellent and I highly recommend them. This text book is a valuable reference to the power generation course material.

5-0 out of 5 stars A book that's definitely part of my working "tools "
P. Kiameh's "Power Generation Handbook" has been an invaluable addition to the materials I need to sucessfully execute my job. I work in the electrical power industry and Mr. Kiameh's simple and practical approach has provided that extra assistance that allows for easy solution to our every day problems. More importantly, Mr. Kiameh has managed to complile useful and important principles relating to the Power industry in one handbook. I highly recommend this book for technical personnel involved in the Power Generation Industry.

5-0 out of 5 stars A valuable desk reference
It is a very useful reference book for anyone interested in power generation. It contains general mechanical and electrical theory, design approach, operation and maintenance concepts. It has practical value as it contains broad information about steam turbines, gas turbines and auxiliaries. It is a very valuable desk reference. ... Read more

129. Design of Experiments Using The Taguchi Approach : 16 Steps to Product and Process Improvement
by Ranjit K.Roy
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Asin: 0471361011
Catlog: Book (2001-01-26)
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
Sales Rank: 140425
Average Customer Review: 4.44 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great book for practical applications
I bought this book hoping to learn DOE using Taguchi Methods and apply what I learned to real life problems in my work. It was very helpful. Not only did it help me learn the methods I needed to perform my testing at work but I did it in only 8 days of reading. The book was very easy to read and the examples helped me understand everything I needed to know to apply this method to real situations. A great buy for anyone looking to learn Taguchi Methods.

5-0 out of 5 stars An Introduction to More Effective Experimentation
The challenge that all research directors and senior scientists face is that virtually all scientists are originally trained to believe that the only proper way to conduct an experiment is to vary only one factor at a time while holding all other variables fixed. This belief, which can be shown mathematically to be totally incorrect, has been a drag on the scientific community for decades, causing experimental science to be much less productive than it should be. In fact, by properly designing experiments in which several factors are varied in a carefully thought out, predetermined pattern, much more information can be obtained with far fewer experiments.

What Dr. Roy has achieved in his book on experimental design is to clearly explain why this is so and to provide the tools which allows his readers to overcome their ingrained beliefs and adopt a more effective method of designing their own experimental programs.

Of particular interest is his discussion of experimental design using orthogonal arrays (Chapter 4) for it is in this part of the book that the full power of modern approaches to experimentation become most evident. Here, he illustrates how a set of as few as eight experiments can be used to determine how three presumable independent factors, such as time, temperature and concentration, can be studied to obtain detailed information not only on how each factor individually effects the quality of the final product, but also on the extent to which the factors interact.

Historically, learning this type of technique for designing experiments has been a daunting task since somewhat tedious mathematically manipulations are required for both the design of the experiment and the analyses of the resulting data. However, included with Dr. Roy's book is complete software which eliminates the need for the experimenter to either manually solve the handful of equations needed to extract the results in useful form, or to develop custom spreadsheets in an attempt to automate the process. The software is easy to use and includes all of the tables and data which are used in the book to illustrate the principles of experimental design. The software is also capable of assisting the experimenter in designing sets of up to eight concurrent experiments, rapidly analyzing the data and generating graphical and tabular presentations which greatly aid in the interpretation of the results.

This is an extremely useful book which can have a major beneficial effect on the productivity of any laboratory engaged in experimental process research such as crystal growth, chemical synthesis or manufacturing. By allowing the reader to overcome his innate aversion to varying more than one experimental factor at a time, the book makes it possible for the reader to become a much more productive scientist or engineer and become a role model for his coworkers to emulate.

5-0 out of 5 stars Must have for Quality Control Professionals and Educators
First, I completely agree with all the good things mentioned in the other reviews, but wish to add the following comments:

1. The discussion group (usenet) hosted by Dr Roy is fantastic. If by chance you don't "get it" from reading the book, a simple question posted to the usenet frequently gets you an answer, often within a few hours (its a vocal crowd!!). Many times, the author himself responds to usenet questions. And, on at least one instance, after I repeatdly asked my question, he began exchanging emails with me, which then led to some pleasant phone disscussions.

2. User friendly software and support. See above.

3. Taguichi is frequently attacked by full blown Design of Experiments statistical types who miss the whole point. I strongly encourage all professionals interested in gauging quality control to try out his books and the free software downloads....

An excellent book with powerful software and support......

Reads like a winner, looks like a winner, performs likes a winner....... need I say more...

Auburn Alabama

5-0 out of 5 stars User friendly
Dr.Roy's book is amazing. He has covered almost everything you need to know about the Taguchi method - even meticulous things. This book will suite both for beginners as well as for experts. The CD which comes along with this book is very helpful in understanding the concept behind the analysis with more than 50 examples. If at all you are looking for a book about Taguchi design of Experiments - I highly recommend one and all to buy Dr.Roy's book and benefit through his work.
I started as a beginner and now Iam an expert in Taguchi analysis - and the credit goes to Dr.Roy - he also helps personally in answering your questions.
Thank you very much Dr.Roy.
Three CHEERS to Dr.Roy!

3-0 out of 5 stars Brief review of DOE using Taguchi approach by R. Roy
Dr. Roy has been able to translate into everyday language some of the most difficult concepts of the Taguchi methodology. Whereas the book does not provide the reader with much theoretical background, it doeas provide ample examples and practical approaches to the methodology. Excellent sections are the discussions about the OAs and the modified arrays as well as the ANOVA. The references to the CD ROM are well placed.

The shortcomings of the book are the very poor screens from the software package. In fact, in some cases they are unreadable. Another shortcoming is the absence of any discussion of tolerance design using the Taguchi methodology.

Overall: a good book for reference. ... Read more

130. Soil Fertility and Fertilizers: An Introduction to Nutrient Management (6th Edition)
by John L. Havlin, Samuel L. Tisdale, Werner L. Nelson, James D. Beaton
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Catlog: Book (1998-11-12)
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Long regarded as the leading book in the field, this volume provides a basic introduction to the biological, chemical, and physical properties affecting soil fertility and plant nutrition.It covers all aspects of nutrient management for profitable crop production, with particular attention to minimizing the environmental impact of soil and fertilizer management. The Sixth Edition has been substantially revised to reflect rapidly advancing knowledge and technologies in both plant nutrition and nutrient management. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars screening of salt tolerant and drought resistant plants
This research aimed to screening of salt and drought resistant plant in saudi arabia to evaluate the effect of water of differant salinities and drought (irrigation intervals)on plant growth and performance in a sandy soil ... Read more

131. Construction Superintendent's Operations Manual
by Sidney M. Levy
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Catlog: Book (2003-10-06)
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132. Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders, 9th Edition
by JamesAmbrose
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Catlog: Book (2000-01-21)
Publisher: Wiley
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For more than 60 years, a must-have Reference for the Design and Construction Trades This Ninth Edition of one of the all-time bestselling books on architecture provides a clear, accessible presentation of the engineering information that is essential for architects and builders. It offers a concise understanding of the structural design process, including information on structural analysis, materials, and systems.
* Offers a highly readable and understandable approach to investigating and designing commonly used structures for ordinary buildings
* Provides essential formulas for the solution of structural problems
* Includes more than 200 simple, descriptive illustrations
* Features updated code and material information
* Covers wood, steel concrete, and masonry structures
An unparalleled resource for students and young professional in architecture, construction, and civil engineering, Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders, Ninth Edition boils structural engineering down to its essential and provides the simple design solutions that are used for the vast majority of buildings.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent introductory book
This book explains the fundamentals of structural analysis (mainly statically determinate structures) and then goes on to the design fundamentals for different materials (wood, steel, concrete and masonry) followed by the design of the structural system for a building. I first used an earlier edition of this book when studying for my undergraduate degree as an introductory book before reading the course texts. The present edition maintains the "easy to understand" explanations of the earlier edition while adding new materials, expanding other sections and updating the design methods in line with the building codes. Emphasis is placed on understanding, the explanations given are very clear and there are numerous worked examples to illustrate the principles. The book is excellent for the beginner first getting used to structural analysis and design or for the practising engineer who has not touched structures for a while and wants to refresh his memory. However this book is only the first step and the undergraduate or practising engineer would do well to follow up on this with other more specialised books like Wang and Salmon's "Reinforced Concrete Design", Salmon and Johnson's "Steel structures: Design and behaviour", or Halperin and Bible's "Principles of Timber Design for Architects and Builders". ... Read more

133. The MEMS Handbook
by M. Gad-El-Hak, Mohamed Gad-El-Hak
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Catlog: Book (2001-09-27)
Publisher: CRC Press
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The revolution is well underway. Our understanding and utilization of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) are growing at an explosive rate with a worldwide market approaching billions of dollars. In time, microdevices will fill the niches of our lives as pervasively as electronics do right now. But if these miniature devices are to fulfill their mammoth potential, today's engineers need a thorough grounding in the underlying physics, modeling techniques, fabrication methods, and materials of MEMS.The MEMS Handbook delivers all of this and more. Its team of authors-unsurpassed in their experience and standing in the scientific community- explore various aspects of MEMS: their design, fabrication, and applications as well as the physical modeling of their operations. Designed for maximum readability without compromising rigor, it provides a current and essential overview of this fledgling discipline. ... Read more

134. Transportation
by John J. Coyle, Edward J. Bardi, Robert A. Novack
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Catlog: Book (1999-09-16)
Publisher: South-Western College Pub
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This text is intended to assist students in understanding both the fundamental role and importance of transportation in companies and in our society, and the complex environment in which transportation service is provided today.The authors take a managerial approach to teaching transportation concepts and issues, providing students the tools to adapt to this fast-paced and rapidly changing industry. ... Read more

135. Fundamentals of Rotating Machinery Diagnostics
by Donald Bently, Charles Hatch, Bob Grissom, Donald E. Bently, Charles T. Hatch
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136. Constructed Wetlands in the Sustainable Landscape
by Craig S.Campbell, MichaelOgden
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Publisher: Wiley
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Constructed wetlands are man-made marshes—gravel beds filled with growing plants—that function as natural wastewater treatment plants. Due to their more pleasing aesthetics and their cost effectiveness, they are being chosen over traditional processing plants around the world. While other books have outlined how to build constructed wetlands, this book goes the next step as well, outlining the design and planning techniques to make these wetlands attractive and natural looking as well. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great All-around Guide for Constructed Wetlands
This book has become an invaluable reference around our office...for the engineers, landscape architect and directors. The book covers a range of useful topics, from design basics (including relevant modeling formulas), pricing estimates, integration information for planners, citizens and regulators, wetland ecology background notes, landscaping ideas and wonderful examples of systems that the authors themselves have designed and installed.

The book highlights the benefits of wetlands often overlooked or undervalued in other engineering-oriented texts - wildlife habitat creation, aesthetics, water recharge, etc.

Since the book was writen by a landscape architect and an engineer, two visionary pioneers in their fields, it covers a lot of useful ground. ... Read more

137. Maintenance Engineering Handbook
by Lindley R. Higgins, KeithMobley, R. Keith Mobley
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Catlog: Book (2001-10-31)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
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If your question's about maintenance, your answer's in here. No matter what the equipment procedure, technology or facility, the Fifth Edition of the Maintenance Engineering Handbook, edited by Lindley Higgins, will give you more practical information, cost-cutting techniques and just plain good ideas that you'll find anywhere else. Because ours is the only Handbook that covers every type of plant and factory, plus refineries, hospitals, schools and offices--and gives you the hard-won wisdom of 55 different expert contributors. Steamline your functions and improve efficiency with: effective systems to reduce breakdowns and downtime; a company-wide standardization program; new record-keeping systems that cut expenses; latest labor-saving computer applications; a 5-step program for simplifying repetitive operations; maintenance routines for all types of mechanical, electrical and service equipment; and much, much more. ... Read more

138. Interior Lighting, Fourth Edition
by GaryGordon
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Catlog: Book (2003-01-10)
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Enhanced with color photos of design applications and more than one hundred new illustrations, this revised edition presents step by step the lighting design process, while incorporating lighting terminology, perception, tools and equipment, general design strategies, and much more. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great teacher
While I was studying Interior Design at Parsons a number of years ago, I had Gary Gordon as a Lighting Design Instructor. He was by far one the best teachers that I had. He is very knowledgeable and has the unique ability to easily communicate the many aspects of both design and lighting. I highly recommend any publication he has authored.

4-0 out of 5 stars Very good book for novices.
The book begins with an inspirational and somewhat simplistic insight into lighting design. Simply as a study of lighting contrasts. While this is a very important aspect of LD, it is by far one of many concepts a professional must use. The book refers to many technical aspects of lighting without giving any "meat" or more in depth information, which I would have enjoyed. If you are new to LD or are an architect or engineer who has little experience with lighting, it is a very good lauching point. If you are technically knowledgable about lighting and want some inspiration, read chapter 1 and the last chapter on Design for concepts ... Read more

139. Constructed Wetlands for Water Quality Improvement
by Gerald A. Moshiri
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Catlog: Book (1993-10-25)
Publisher: CRC-Press
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Constructed Wetlands for Water Quality Improvement is a virtual encyclopedia of state-of-the-art information on the use of constructed wetlands for improving water quality. Well-organized and easy-to-use, this book features contributions from prominent scientists and provides important case studies. It is ideal for anyone involved in the application of constructed wetlands in treating municipal and industrial wastewater, mine drainage, and non-point source pollution. Constructed Wetlands for Water Quality Improvement is a "must" for industrial and municipal water treatment professionals, consulting engineers, federal and state regulators, wetland scientists and professionals, ecologists, environmental health professionals, planners, and industrial environmental managers. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Es un libro que me gustaria conocer, por trabajo...
Me gustaria leer por tratarse referente a un tratamiento de aguas residuales muy economico que podria ser utilizado en paises en desarrollo ... Read more

140. Facility Design and Management Handbook
by EricTeicholz
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Asin: 0071353941
Catlog: Book (2001-01-24)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
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Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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A new paradigm in facility management

A unique, just-in-time resource from profession leader Eric Teicholz, Facility Design and ManagementHandbook empowers you to make your facility state of the art. Packed with tips from U.S. and international case studies from government, health care, retail, finance, manufacturing, and academia, this guide gives you access to the productivity tools, technologies, and stratagems that have revolutionized the field in the last five years, helping you to:
Find the best, most cost-effective solutions for issues from “greenness” and sustainability to disaster recovery and technology integration
Use new tools for space and asset allocation, project management, process coordination, and systems integration
Improve accuracy in financial forecasting, budgeting, architectural and interior design planning, and market research
Create cost-effective “smart” buildings with state-of-the art security, energy management, lighting strategies, and maintenance efficiency
Discover innovative solutions for human resources needs
Integrate the Internet into your management program
Automate nearly all your tasks for major productivity gains
Apply benchmarking standards and other measurements that demonstrate and assure facility management productivity

Accompanying time-saving, efficiency-boosting CD-ROM is loaded with sample documents—from budgets, schedules, plans to cost-benefit analyses, checklists, forms and audits; standards for communications and database, integration, building and construction, CAD conventions; Web links and other resources. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent FM handbook for 2001 and beyond
A very comprehensive manual (31 chapters, over 500 pages) for any level of facilty management professional. Each chapter is written by practicing professionals and "expert" consultants. Given that the field of FM covers so many areas, it is useful to have many different perspectives from professionals in the field formed into one big book. Chapters are grouped into phases of FM disciplines, i.e, planning, design, management, technology. There are high level topics such as Strategic Facility Planning, Sustainable Design, Portfolio Management and Business Transformation. Also very detailed, nuts & bolts for topics such as Financial Management for FM's, Energy Management, System Implementation for CMMS (Maintenance systems, Benchmarking, Condition Assessment, and case studies for CAFM technology. Brief chapter summaries are provided to assist reader with content coverage. There are lots of graphics/figures which help readability of this thick book, as well as a CD with websites and templates for RFP's, standards and process related functions. ... Read more

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