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1. Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering
by WarrenMcCabe, JulianSmith, PeterHarriott
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Catlog: Book (2000-09-22)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
Sales Rank: 252746
Average Customer Review: 3.78 out of 5 stars
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* The most comprehensive of all current chemical engineering texts on unit operations; covers fluid mechanics, heat transfer, mass transfer, and solids handling
* Contains a balanced treatment of theory and engineering practice, with many practical illustrative examples included
* Includes a mass transfer section containing chapters on absorption and membrane operations--topics not often covered in unit operations textbooks
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5-0 out of 5 stars fluid mechanics ,transprtation of fluids
it is the best books i have ever read in my semester ofchemical engineering. the topic i like the most, is transportation offluids .this book is recommended by my professor. the matter of turbulent flow and laminar flow is just fantastic.

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1-0 out of 5 stars This book is inadequte
I feel that this book is inadequte for students and professionals alike. It does not explain well how systems act in real life situations, like most academia books

4-0 out of 5 stars Good for students yet too general for professionals
I work in the chemical operations sector. I will highly recommend this book for 3rd or 4rth year future chemical engineers. It contains viable information on many units that they will just have to know about. However, I will not recommend it for working operation engineers. It is too general for us, it doesn't problem shoot units such as pumps and compressors. I don't think that I have much use for this book, specially that I own the Perry's Handbook.

3-0 out of 5 stars This book is an annotated index to Perry's
Warning: This is not a textbook. Basically, they took out some of the stuff from Perry's and rewrote it more carefully and filled in some of the details. In general, this book is hard to read, missing important things, and burdened with unimportant things. It really does no justice to the quality and quantity of amazing insight inside the head of Peter Harriott (from whom I've taken classes). I can't deny that it makes an awesome reference book, but woe to any class that depends on this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars This is a ChemE Must
I went to cornell where Prof. Harriot teaches. This book is a must for reference. There are points where it is a little difficult but it is really a overall good book. ... Read more


2. Transport Phenomena, 2nd Edition
by R. ByronBird, Warren E.Stewart, Edwin N.Lightfoot
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Asin: 0471410772
Catlog: Book (2001-07-25)
Publisher: Wiley
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Average Customer Review: 3.95 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars ChE's couldn't survive without this book!
This book is known as "BSL" on the University of Wisconsin - Madison engineering campus for its renowned authors and UW-Madison Professors: Bird, Stewart and Lightfoot. I was lucky enough to have ChE 320: Transport Phenomena, with Prof. Stewart in the late 80's and this book helped me through the class. To this day, I still use my copy.

5-0 out of 5 stars It is commonly known as the bible of transport phenomena.
The book gives a very in depth look at transport phenomena. A reader who understands this information will have no trouble at simpler subjects such as mass and heat transfer. A must for Chemical Engineers but would recommend the use of a good professor.

2-0 out of 5 stars They must've gotten too Old
While the first edition was the seminal standard, I don't see how the second edition can be considered the same. First of all just look at the back cover, that's glaring. The numeraters and denomenaters in the differential expressions are reversed from what they should be. Then on page 15 the data given for viscosity of water, the columns for dynamic viscosity in mPa-s and kinematic viscosity in cm2/sec are interchanged with each other from what would be correct. Such things make me hesitant to trust any of the rest of this text.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Masterpiece
I first used BS&L over 30 years ago for my first Transport classes in Chemical Engineering. It's depth and breadth is such that it was a primary text for four other courses I took later in grad school. I pulled the book out a couple of days ago to review my understanding of heat transfer to help explain it to some youngsters.

To those who complain that it has too much math...take up a new field. Math and science are inextricably linked. Science isn't just your high school teacher babbling about ecology and the "circle of life". This is hard science, the kind that builds nations and brings societies out of disease-infested environments. If you're using this text and can't take the heat, better get out of the kitchen.

5-0 out of 5 stars a surprise may await you !
I am very pleased with the content of the book - it is a classic. However, there's more to the package. First of all, I was surprised to receive the book from a bookstore in Taiwan, although Amazon never lead me to believe it would come form abroad. Second, the book had a large stamp on it saying "not for sale in the US". This, in itself, has to be illegal. Third, a page feel out of the book right away - although it said "printed in the US", it clearly was NOT US quality. So much for outsourcing! So, buyer beware - you really don't know what you'll get in the mail !!!! ... Read more


3. Unit Operations and Processes in Environmental Engineering
by Tom D. Reynolds, Paul Richards
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Catlog: Book (1995-12-22)
Publisher: Thomson-Engineering
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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


4. Basic Transport Phenomena in Biomedical Engineering (Chemical Engineering)
by Ronald L. Fournier
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Catlog: Book (1998-08-01)
Publisher: CRC Press
Sales Rank: 260577
Average Customer Review: 4.33 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars Its just a bunch of equations
Ok, I understand that this is an engineering book and it is going to have plenty of equations and whatnot, but it really does a poor job of placing the equations in a tangible context.

I really respect how ambitious this book is in covering models for a variety of transport phenomena, but despite my more than solid foundation in biology, physics, chemistry, and math, I have to read each chapter 3 or 4 times to be able to finally fit the new material in with the big picture. This is really frustrating. The only reason why I gave this book 3 stars and not 2 is because I realize that this type of material is difficult to "write down." It just seems like there must be something out there that does a better job of it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Introduction to Biological Transport Concepts
I used this book for an introductory course in Physiological Transport Phenomena. The book is great in that the author covers most of the transport processes as they apply to biological systems and provide numerous references and useful physical property data. Its nice to see how traditional transport concepts can be applied to problems for a system which everyone of us is very familiar with, namely the human body. The only criticism is that the book does not cover heat transfer and its applications to physiological systems. Luckily my professor provided handouts and supplimental material to the lecture. One of the books he used was the fairly old text by Cooney, "Biomedical Engineering Principles: An introduction to Fluid, Heat and Mass Transport Processes". I think this book is out of print but seems to have great information contained in it as well.

This book is a definite must have for any biomedical engineering student and possibly even experienced people working in the field.

5-0 out of 5 stars Must for Chemical Engineers
Biomedical Engineering requires chemical engineering principles in several areas. This book highlights on those in particular and is a must for chemical engineers who want to know what their challanges are going to be in such biomedical engineering research areas. This also is a primer for the subject, although from a chemical engineering point of view. Ideal for a Bioengineering/Biomedical Engineering course in any chemical/ environmetal engineering department. ... Read more


5. Electronic Transport in Mesoscopic Systems (Cambridge Studies in Semiconductor Physics and Microelectronic Engineering)
by Supriyo Datta
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Catlog: Book (1997-05-15)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Recent advances in semiconductor technology have made possible the fabrication of structures whose dimensions are much smaller than the mean free path of an electron. This book gives the first thorough account of the theory of electronic transport in such mesoscopic systems. Beginning with coverage of fundamental concepts, the book presents a detailed account of transmission function formalism which is used to describe three key topics in mesoscopic physics: the quantum Hall effect, localization, and double-barrier tunneling. Other sections include a discussion of optical analogies to mesoscopic phenomena, followed by a concluding description of the non-equilibrium Green's function formalism and its relation to the transmission formalism. Complete with problems and solutions, the book will be of great interest to graduate students of mesoscopic physics and nanoelectronic device engineering, as well as to established researchers in these fields. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Integrals from my heart
A few words to just sum it up, SUPER DATTA. The electro-moelecur analysis presented by author Super Datta is an incredible interpretation in defining the forier series. Euler's Identity is not only sexy, but intellectually stimulating. My boyfriend Michael and I a few weekends ago in Key West Florida had the opportunity to visit with Super Datta. While sipping tasty tropical beverages and listening to KC and the Sunshine band, we contemplated for hours over quantum mechanical models. This is simply the beginning of the decaying power sears.

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4-0 out of 5 stars A great book
The book primarily describes the so-called transmission formalism which is applied to electron transport in mesoscopic systems. Yet the main strength of the book is its introduction of the powerful, yet easy to implement numerically, apparatus of single-particle Green's functions. A device engineer armed with the knowledge of this apparatus and a copy of MatLab should be able to accurately model conductance and charge distribution in devices on the scale of tens of nanometers. Indeed, the book illustrates the application of the apparatus to transmission calculations in devices such as resonant tunneling diodes and single-electron transistors. The book provides much more than calculation recipes; the roots and physical relevance of the transmission formalism are well explained by examples such as the quantum Hall effect and conductance fluctuations. The text should be a great aid to future nanoelectronic device engineers. ... Read more


6. Mesoscopic Electron Transport (Nato Asi Series. Series E, Applied Sciences, No. 345.)
by Lydia L. Sohn, Leo P. Kouwenhoven, Gerd Schon
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Catlog: Book (1997-09-01)
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
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Ongoing developments in nanofabrication technology and the availability of novel materials have led to the emergence and evolution of new topics for mesoscopic research, including scanning-tunnelling microscopic studies of few-atom metallic clusters, discrete energy level spectroscopy, the prediction of Kondo-type physics in the transport properties of quantum dots, time dependent effects, and the properties of interacting systems, e.g. of Luttinger liquids. The overall understanding of each of these areas is still incomplete; nevertheless, with the foundations laid by studies in the more traditional systems there is no doubt that these new areas will advance mesoscopic electron transport to a new phenomenological level, both experimentally and theoretically.Mesoscopic Electron Transport highlights selected areas in the field, provides a comprehensive review of such systems, and also serves as an introduction to the new and developing areas of mesoscopic electron transport. ... Read more


7. Transport Processes and Separation Process Principles: Includes Unit Operations, Fourth Edition
by Christie J. Geankoplis
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8. Electrons and Phonons: The Theory of Transport Phenomena in Solids (Oxford Classic Texts in the Physical Sciences)
by J. M. Ziman
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Catlog: Book (2001-04-01)
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9. Pharmaceutical Unit Operations: Coating
by Kenneth E. Avis, Atul Shukla, Rong-Kun Chang
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Catlog: Book (1998-08-31)
Publisher: CRC Press
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This book is a complete, authoritative resource on the coating of tablets, capsules, and other solid dosage forms of therapeutic agents. Fourteen authors cover the industry's technologies. The book begins with a full discussion of the primary processes -- sugar coating, film coating, and microencapsulation -- as well as the rationale for coating, methodologies, formulations, processing methods, and equipment and cleaning. Then it explores automation of the coating process, including hardware and software requirements. Finally, the book examines major stability and quality control issues.Regulations underlie all discussions. ... Read more


10. Introduction to Transport Phenomena
by William J. Thomson
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Catlog: Book (1999-09-20)
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Sales Rank: 771391
Average Customer Review: 2 out of 5 stars
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2-0 out of 5 stars For Better or Worse...
I have had Dr. Thomson as an instructor and have used his book for three separate classes. I find the book difficult to follow at times. The end of chapter problems are confusing and seldom can be completed by following the material covered in the text. The book, which is not on its first edition, is filled with "minor errors" (for example, constants and/or exponents in presented equations are incorrect). On the plus side, the unit conversions in the appendices are very useful. ... Read more


11. Transport Processes and Unit Operations (3rd Edition)
by Christie J. Geankoplis
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5-0 out of 5 stars Chem Eng at MTU
I Found this book to be great, and attending one of only two schools in the nation that has a unit operations lab with several pilot plants righ in the chemical engineering building, it was a indisposable resource. The examples were great the text was easy to use, and even the price wasnt bad. Next to Perry's this book is the most important chem E book of the arsnal. I feel sorry for those who didnt like this text. it is quite possibly some of the easy to read and learn from text i have ever had the pleaser to work with.

5-0 out of 5 stars excellent text book
Geankoplis was listed as a reference text for our transport operations class, McCabe being the primary text for the course. I'm glad that I spent the extra money to acquire the text Transport Processes and Unit Operations because it was far better at teaching problem solving methods, especially other methods rather than just McCabe Thiele diagrams. It was a more comphrehensive treatment of the subject.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent reference
This book is an excellent reference for chemical engineering students. As a textbook, this is not a good choice. Geankoplis put every aspects needed for learning unit operations. However, the language used is old and hard to understand. I would recommend buying this book to accompany your textbooks in unit operations (due to its abundant amount of infos)

1-0 out of 5 stars Worst book for learning this material
If you want to learn chemical engineering tranfer and unit ops, this is NOT the book. The subject matter is complex to begin with and coupling this with a difficult text and non-stop equations, constants, and symbols, further compounds the difficulty in learning this material. Nothing is explained, so a firm understanding of heat transfer and fluid flow is needed from the onset. Examples of problems are given, but steps are skipped, and it is hard to follow how the solutions are obtained. If this is a required text for your course, be prepared for a long, long semester!

2-0 out of 5 stars It is alright
Not a bad book...but is not one of the best that I have read on the topic. The illustrations and examples could have been better. The same with the organization of the book. Chapter 13 should have followed Chapter 7. The problems of this book can easily be fixed with some patience and hard work. ... Read more


12. The King Tiger Tank -Development-Units-Operations
by Wolfgang Schneider
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Catlog: Book (1991-01-01)
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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This is the second volume covering the use and variants of the King Tiger, in both photographs and text., b/w photographs, line drawings, 11" x 8 1/4" ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent source on the King Tiger tank
This is an excellent source on the King Tiger tank; it represents a pictorial guide to the development and operations of the King Tiger. It provides information on the technical development, through some text, but mostly pictures, and drawings (including three cutaway drawings of the interior of the King Tiger's turret, and hull). Most of the book is on the units and operations of the King Tiger tank, almost every unit to receive King Tiger tanks is summarized with a few paragraphs on that units operation from 1944 to 1945, and accompanied by interesting pictures that illustrate the units operations. The pictures are never or rarely published before, the book is worth buying just for the pictures (as many come from private collections or those who served with the King Tiger tank units). The book also has a table listing the complete deliveries of King Tigers to units. This book is worth buying if you are interested in the King Tiger tank.

5-0 out of 5 stars An inexpensive photo essay of the King Tiger in service
If you cannot afford Wolfgang Schneider's massive two-volume "Tigers in Combat" series (published by J.J. Fedorowicz in Canada), then this little booklet is a useful alternative. While the other Tiger books usually reprint the same propaganda photos with useless captions, Schneider actually gives a very brief history of each Tiger unit, and offers a handful of photos showing the King Tiger in service with that unit. Thus, you get a better understanding of different camouflage and marking practices in each Panzerabteilung. Combine this title with Thomas Jentz's King Tiger book published by Osprey, and you have an economical but authoritative reference library on the beast. ... Read more


13. Transport Phenomena in Biological Systems
by George A. Truskey, Fan Yuan, David F. Katz
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14. Analysis of Transport Phenomena (Topics in Chemical Engineering)
by William M. Deen
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Catlog: Book (1998-02-01)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Sales Rank: 535348
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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An ideal text for graduate level courses in transport phenomena for chemical engineers, Analysis of Transport Phenomena provides a unified treatment of momentum, heat, and mass transfer, emphasizing the concepts and analytical techniques that apply to all of these transport processes.

The first few chapters establish the tools needed for later analyses while also covering heat and mass transfer in stationary media. The similarities among the molecular or diffusive transport mechanisms--heat conduction, diffusion of chemical species, and viscous transfer of momentum--are highlighted. Conservation equations for scalar quantites are derived first in general form, and then used to obtain the governing equations for total mass, energy, and chemical species. The scaling and order-of-magnitude concepts which are crucial in modeling are also introduced. Certain key methods for solving the differential equations in transport problems, including similarity, perturbation, and finite Fourier transform techniques, are described using conduction and diffusion problems as examples.

Following chapters are devoted to fluid mechanics, beginning with fundamental equations for momentum transfer and then discussing unidirectional flow, nearly unidirectional (lubrication) flow, creeping flow, and laminar boundary layer flow. Forced-convection heat and mass transfer in laminar flow, multicomponent energy and mass transfer, free convection, and turbulence are also covered. The appendix summarizes vector and tensor operations and relations involving various coordinate systems.

Based on twenty years of teaching and extensive class testing, Analysis of Transport Phenomena offers students both extensive coverage of the topic and inclusion of modern examples from bioengineering, membrane science, and materials processing. It is mathematically self-contained and is also unique in its treatment of scaling and approximation techniques and its presentation of the finite Fourier transform method for solving partial differential equations. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Briliant!!
This book is well organized, well detailed, and well articulated. The lessons are useful and the text approachable for an academic work. I've read / had to use many other textbooks in my pursuit of a chemical engineering education and this is the best. I give it a whole-hearted recommendation for any serious student.

2-0 out of 5 stars I heart this book
This book would be better if the author didnt have a tendancy to leave steps out of most his examples. Problems at the end of the chapters can be really difficult. I highly suggest using another book, or atleast having a good undergraduate text to supplement this one.

2-0 out of 5 stars Worst Chem E book ever
The book is difficult to read to say the least. I found myself going back to the appendix 4 or 5 times for just understanding the beginnings of fluids. the use of linear algebra is heavy and the homework is imposible unless you have a very solid background in undergrad transport.

1-0 out of 5 stars good only if you don't need it
If you are a researcher in transport phenomena, this book will make sense, but you won't need it. Unfortunately it is used for teaching graduate students. There are so many steps skipped and so many examples depend on derivations in other examples (without referring to them) that this book is nearly worthless for teaching purposes. The only good thing is that sometimes if you look in the bibliography you can find an example that makes sense.

3-0 out of 5 stars Review from one of Deen's students
Either you will love this book or absolutely despise it. The material in this book is well-suited for use in a graduate chemical engineering curriculum and requires a high level of mathematical ability. The material covered in the text is an excellent example of what should be covered in an integrated transport text; however, I found the methodology often difficult to follow. Most of the explanations of theory derive from illustrative examples rather than general approaches, and solution strategies derive from the general conservation equation approach rather than a shell balance approach. The text only begins to make sense on your second or third reading of the material, and one stands no chance of understanding this book without previous exposure to transport phenomena. End of chapter problems can be a nightmare. ... Read more


15. Optimization of Unit Operations
by Bela G. Liptak
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Catlog: Book (1987-07-15)
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This comprehensive book examines the technology and practical applications of plant multivariable envelope control. Optimize plant productivity, including air handlers, boilers, chemical reactors, chillers, clean-rooms, compressors and fans, cooling towers, heat exchangers, and pumping stations. ... Read more


16. U.S. Special Forces: A Guide to America's Special Operations Units-The World's Most Elite Fighting Force
by Samuel A. Southworth, Stephen Tanner
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A handy compendium to the most elite fighting force in the world today.

President George W. Bush has told all Americans that the war against terrorism will be like no other war. But what does this mean? Who will fight? How will they fight? What weapons will be used?

Most informed commentators agree that the war against terrorism will be fought largely by "special forces"--that is, by a relatively new community within the American military known as Special Operations Forces, or SOF's. This new "branch" of the armed forces was created in the mid-1980's and is organized under its own unified command, called U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM). Consisting of special units from the other branches of the armed forces, such as Green Berets, Rangers, SEALs, and Delta Force, this new fighting command is recognized internationally as the most well-trained and well-equipped special operations force in the world. Their missions are varied--combat terrorism, search and rescue, reconnaissance, humanitarian assistance, peacekeeping duty, conventional and unconventional warfare.

Despite its international reputation for excellence, Americans know little about this remarkable fighting force. U.S. Special Forces provides a handy and comprehensive compendium of America's SOF's. The book includes descriptions of the units and their operational specialties, their training, and their organization, as well as the equipment and technological gadgetry, weapons, armor, planes, helicopters, and support vehicles of each unit. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Little Book
I was suprised at how small this book was, but it's still a very good book on US Special Operations Units. It gives a brief history of each unit, describes the selection and training programs, and lists the missions each unit has taken part in. There is also a section on the equipment and weapons they use. This book and "America's Special Forces" by David Boher are probably the two best books on the subject.

3-0 out of 5 stars Kind of like a "Special Forces for Dummies"
I would recommend this book to people who do not have a very good understanding of US Special Forces. For those of us who have a deeper knowledge of the Special Forces that our country employs, I would not recommend this book.

The book reads well and includes chapters on the Army Rangers, Navy SEALs, Air Force Special Operations (Combat Controllers and Pararescue Jumpers), Army Special Forces (Green Berets), Delta Force, Marine Force Recon, Army Airborne, Army 10th Mountain Division, Coast Guard Special Operations, and CIA Paramilitary Forces.

The inclusion of the Coast Guard "Special Operations" is a bit suspect as a special operations group, but that chapter is enlightening and informative.

The book does not go into very much detail on any of the special operations forces so I would only recommend this book to someone who wants a very general overview.

One of the major gripes that I had with the book (besides being overly simplistic) is on page 188. In the chapter about the 10th Mountain Division, the book mentions how a "young Lieutenant Bob Dole was badly wounded. After a couple years in a hospital he would go on to be vice president of the United States..." Umm, am I missing something here or was I asleep when Bob Dole was the Vice President?

Anyway, if you are a stranger to the world of US Special Forces, this is a decent book to get started. However, if one already has a pretty decent grasp of the subject, I would recommend looking elsewhere.

3-0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good Starter
I purchased this book just expecting a general overview and thats what I got. If just want to see an overview of all of America's special forces, this is the book for. If you're looking for lots of detail, find something else (recommend Tom Clancy's Special Forces, Airborne, and Marine)

5-0 out of 5 stars VERY, VERY GOOD
This is a very informative and entertaining look into the special forces of the US. I like the way each chapter has its history and missions explained. Especially interesting, are the brief accounts of each branches' successful and failed missions. All the way up to the current fight against terrorism, it gives people a look at something almost as good as the RAMBO and BRADDOCK movies. A very good and informative reference for Army Rangers, Army Special Forces, Army Delta Foce, Navy SeALs, Air Force Special Operations, Marine Force Recon, Airborne units, 10th Mountain, and CIA Paramilitary Groups. Everything is good, except the constant reference in every chapter to JFK and his concept of unconvertional warfare. I take it these two guys were fans of his. I highly recommend it.

5-0 out of 5 stars U.S. Special Forces, by Samuel A Southworth
This is a great book for any intelligent person who wants to get an overview and some background on the many branches of US Special Forces. Southworth is a lively and enthusiastic writer, and working with Tanner (who also contributed to Southworth's first book "Great Raids in History") seems to suit him. These are historians who understand the Special Forces mindset, and they go far beyond cartoonish conceptions to reveal the dedication and difficult tasks of modern commandos. The inclusion of the US Coast Guard and CIA Paramilitary units is one indicator of the depth to which they have plumbed this subject. Much better than Clancy and his editorial team. A highly recommended and high-spirited book, and quite timely as well. ... Read more


17. The Transport Phenomena Problem Solver: Momentum, Energy, Mass (Problem Solvers)
by Staff of Research and Education Association
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Asin: 0878915621
Catlog: Book (1985-02-01)
Publisher: Research & Education Association
Sales Rank: 604819
Average Customer Review: 1.5 out of 5 stars
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For chemical and mechanical engineering students. Covers transport in steady state and unsteady state systems.Includes problems in dimensional analysis and chemical reactions, compressible flow, boundary layer analysis, laminar and turbulent flow, and convection. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars This book is worthless
This book has zero usability. It is not an adequate source of reference for any course pertaining to transport phenomena. You would have better luck using the internet to help you get past advanced problems with which you struggle, as this book is poorly organized and has little to offer to the student of any course beyond the introductory level.

2-0 out of 5 stars Ok for Profs', "not so hot" for students
As an adjunct professor who teaches Transport Phenomena I purchased this book in the hope that it filled a void that has long existed in the area of solution books on transport phenomena; a good treatment of heat and mass transfer. The Schaum's outlines "Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics" and "Fluid Dynamics" are good treatments of momentum transport. To its credit the book does include a significant number of problems in heat and mass transport as well as in the area of momentum transport. However the book does not live up to some of its claims:

1. "When students want to look up a particular type of problem and solution they can readily locate it in the book by referring to the index...

The not all of the problems are that easy to find. For example if one looks for transpiration cooling one is referred to problem 16-4 in the section on convective mass transfer. Admittedly this problem has aspects of mass transfer as well as heat tranfer but one would have expected to find this in the section on convective heat transfer (e.g. Transport Phenomena by Bird, Stewart and Lightfoot). Also the index fails to point to another transpiration problem that is solved in chapter 6 (Boundary layer flow and drag force). This is an even more unlikely place to find such a problem. There are a number of other examples of "misplaced problems" which casts some doubt on the editor's expertise in Tranport Phenomena.

2. The book claims to overcome a limitation of most texts namely that of presenting example problems in "abbreviated form which leaves out material between steps and requires that the students derive the ommitted material themselves".

This approach seems to be applied very selectively. Those problems in which the ommitted material is relatively trivial and straightforward are solved in gory detail (see for example problem 6-14). However for problems in which the intermediate steps are not so obvious (see problem 11-10) the intermediate details are omitted. Problem 11-10 is a verbatim repititon of example 10.5-4 in the above mentioned book by Bird et al.) It discusses dimensional analysis of a natural convection problem. Bird et al. appear to choose rather arbitrarily a non-obvious form for the dimensionless quantities used to simplify the transport equations. It would have been useful to explain how these quantities were derived but this opportunity is missed completely.

Overall this book is a reasonably good compilation of a number of classic problems in Transport Phenomena and as such is a handy "one stop shopping" type of reference for teachers. In my rather brief perusal of the book I did not see any new and exciting problems being introduced. Also I don't see this as being a useful learning tool for students since it does not add much to the current solutions that already exist in standard texts on the subject. In fact as a didactic tool it falls far short of the Schaum's outline series in that it presents only problems and solutions with not supporting theoretical discussion. ... Read more


18. The HOOAH Schools : U. S. Army Special Operations Courses and Units Prerequisites
by Robert S. Bertrand
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Asin: 097030000X
Catlog: Book (2000-08-01)
Publisher: Pearlman Pub Co
Sales Rank: 592366
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This book is one of a kind. It is designed to dispel rumors and give the reader comprehensive information about selected US Army schools. This book enables you to make informed decisions about your military career. Get the answers to your questions and so much more. This book covers 19 different US Army schools: Airborne, Air Assault, Combat Diver (SCUBA), Delta Force, Drill Sergeant, Golden Knights, HALO, Jumpmaster, LRS, O.C.S., Old Guard, Pathfinder, Ranger, R.I.P., R.O.P., 75th Ranger, SERE, Sniper, SOTIC, Special Forces and W.O.C.S. ... Read more


19. Mosquito Bomber/Fighter-Bomber Units 1942-1945 (Osprey Combat Aircraft 4)
by Martin Bowman
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Asin: 1855326906
Catlog: Book (1997-11-01)
Publisher: Osprey Publishing (UK)
Sales Rank: 133758
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Truly an example of engineering ingenuity born out of the desperation of war, the legendary 'all-wooden' Mosquito was perhaps the best twin-engined fighter-bomber of its size to see action in World War 2. The first bomber variant to enter service was the B Mk IV, initial examples of which were issued to No 2 Group's No 105 Sqn at Swanton Morley, in Norfolk, in November 1941. Considerably faster than the unit's previous Blenheim Mk IVs, powered by inline rather than radial engines, and made of wood instead of metal alloy, the Mosquito initially proved a challenging mount for both air– and groundcrew alike. ... Read more


20. Transport Phenomena in Metallurgy
by G.H. & Poirier, D.R. Geiger
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Asin: 0201023520
Catlog: Book (1973-04-01)
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
Sales Rank: 1420615
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