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Frontiers in Antennas
Next Generation Design & Engineering

Author: Frank Gross
ISBN: 9780071637930 / 0071637931
©2011 | 1st Edition | 544 pages | Hardback
Pub Date: JAN-11
Price: US$ 120.00
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1. SciTech Book News, April 2011 issue

The classic elements of antennas going back to the birth of radio transmission continue to inform new designs, but sometimes it can be helpful to think outside the box when confronted with the current demands for tiny size and giant bandwidth. A team of researchers from universities and companies survey examples of ultra-wideband antenna arrays, smart antennas, Vivaldi antenna arrays, artificial magnetic conductors/high-impedance surfaces, metamaterial antennas, biological antenna design methods, reconfigurable antennas, ingestible capsule antennas in medicine, leaky-wave antennas, plasma antennas, and numerical methods in antenna modeling. (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)






Electronic Circuits for the Evil Genius

Author: Dave Cutcher
ISBN: 9780071744126 / 0071744126
©2011 | 2nd Edition | 320 pages | Paperback
Pub Date: SEP-10
Price: US$ 25.00
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1. SciTech Book News, April 2011 issue

After introducing basic electronic components and the digital multimeter, this workbook walks through the process of building an automatic nightlight, a NAND gate oscillator, a random number generator, and an operational amplifier. B&w photographs and electrical schematics are provided. The second edition adds seven lessons. (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)




The Disassembly Line
Balancing and Modeling

Authors: Seamus M. McGovern, Surendra M. Gupta
ISBN: 9780071622875 / 007162287X
©2011 | 1st Edition | 398 pages | Hardback
Pub Date: NOV-10
Price: US$ 130.00
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1. SciTech Book News, April 2011 issue

Electronics engineer McGovern and Gupta (mechanical and industrial engineering, Northwestern U.) explain how to apply principles and techniques of the assembly line to taking products apart. Disassembly is labor intensive because of the variability involved, they point out, so the efficiency of the physical operation can often make the difference between profit and loss. They discuss such aspects as the graphical representation of products to be disassembled, combinatorial optimization searches, analytic methodologies, a greedy algorithm, disassembly-line product planning, sequencing and scheduling, and unbalanced disassembly lines. (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)




Cranes and Derricks

Authors: Lawrence Shapiro, Jay Shapiro
ISBN: 9780071625579 / 0071625577
©2011 | 4th Edition | 688 pages | Hardback
Pub Date: SEP-10
Price: US$ 100.00
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1. SciTech Book News, April 2011 issue

The fourth edition of this reference guide to cranes and rigging is thoroughly revised to reflect new technologies and practices and to provide better access to information for international readers. The work begins with an overview of concepts and basic technologies and examines in depth such topics as crane and derrick configurations, loads and forces, stability issues, mobile crane installations, tower cranes, constructing derricks and general risk mitigation. More than a “how-to,” this volume includes technical engineering information and calculations designed to provide both practical instruction and core knowledge of the principles at work. The Shapiro brothers are professional engineers and the sons of the author of the original edition of this work. (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)




The Complete Book of Home Inspection

Author: Norman Becker
ISBN: 9780071702775 / 0071702776
©2011 | 4th Edition | 384 pages | Paperback
Pub Date: AUG-10
Price: US$ 19.95
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1. SciTech Book News, April 2011 issue

This comprehensive guide to home inspection provides prospective buyers with clear information on how to spot and understand potential damage and risk factors in their future home. The work covers all major facets of residential buildings including roofs, walls, windows and doors, landscaping, pests and rot, insulation, electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems, energy efficiency and environmental concerns. Chapters include photographs, illustrations and technical drawings as well as checklists for each stage of inspection. This fourth edition is updated to include new building technologies including fiber-cement siding, bamboo flooring, mold resistant drywall, PEX water piping and a variety of “green” products. Becker is an engineer and home inspector with over thirty-five years of experience. (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)




CNC Machining Handbook
Building, Programming, and Implementation

Author: Alan Overby
ISBN: 9780071623018 / 0071623019
©2011 | 1st Edition | 272 pages | Paperback
Pub Date: OCT-10
Price: US$ 35.00
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1. SciTech Book News, April 2011 issue

Intended for students, business planners and hobbyists, this comprehensive guide to Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining provides a start-to-finish overview of the concepts, best practices, hardware and software involved in modern computer aided manufacturing. The work provides clear information on components of CNC architecture, CNC controllers, software applications and building or buying a CNC machine, as well as sample projects and g-code programming examples. Numerous b&w photographs, illustrations and calculation charts appear throughout and reference information regarding additional online resources is included. Overby is an experienced professional CNC machinist. (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)




Rigging Equipment
Maintenance and Safety Inspection Manual

Author: Joseph MacDonald
ISBN: 9780071719483 / 0071719482
©2011 | 1st Edition | 416 pages | Paperback
Pub Date: OCT-10
Price: US$ 60.00
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1. SciTech Book News, February 2011 issue

Published as a companion text to McGraw-Hill’s industry standard Handbook of Rigging: Lifting, Hoisting, and Scaffolding for Construction and Industrial Operations, this collection of inspection manuals and checklists provides clear directions for performing code-compliant inspections of construction rigging equipment. Intended for rigging contractors, equipment operators and facilities managers, this volume provides sample inspection routines and checklists that include relevant building code, OSHA and insurance company standards, as well as discussions of general principles of hoisting and lifting and expanded explanations of interdependencies of inspected lifting systems. Topics covered include operations responsibilities and procedures, inspection of lifting, hoisting and scaffolding equipment, fall protection, tool handling procedures, electrical systems, worker protection and fire safety. MacDonald is the former president of the Construction Writers Association. (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)




Reliability of RoHS-Compliant 2D and 3D IC Interconnects

Author: John Lau
ISBN: 9780071753791 / 0071753796
©2011 | 1st Edition | 640 pages | Hardback
Pub Date: DEC-10
Price: US$ 125.00
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1. SciTech Book News, February 2011 issue

Lau (Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan) assesses the reliability of solders in electronic manufacturing services on the second-level interconnects, for packaging assembly on the first-level interconnects, and for the semiconductor back-end on three-dimensional integrated circuit integration connects. He considers only solders that are in compliance with The Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) regulation. His topics include the reliability engineering of lead-free interconnects, PBGA lead-free solder joints with and without underfills, wafer-to-wafer bonding and lead-free interconnection reliability, and effects of voids on solder joint reliability. (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)




Mechanics of Asphalt
Microstructure and Micromechanics

Author: Linbing Wang
ISBN: 9780071498548 / 0071498540
©2011 | 1st Edition | 480 pages | Hardback
Pub Date: SEP-10
Price: US$ 115.00
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1. SciTech Book News, February 2011 issue

A leading researcher on asphalt mechanics, Wang draws material from some of his many earlier published papers, along with new information and insights, to provide a substantial reference for researchers and practitioners engaged with asphalt concrete. He begins by setting out the fundamental mathematics and continuum mechanics and how they are applied to asphalt. Then he considers such topics as characterizing microstructure, mixture theory and micromechanics applications, models for asphalt concrete, the discrete element method, simulating asphalt compaction, and multi-scale modeling and moisture damage. (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)




Geothermal HVAC

Authors: Jay EggISBN: 9780071746106 / 0071746102
©2011 | 1st Edition | 272 pages | Hardback
Pub Date: OCT-10
Price: US$ 60.00

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1. SciTech Book News, February 2011 issue

This guide to residential and commercial geothermal HVAC systems provides comprehensive instructions for designing and implementing this sustainable heating and cooling system. Beginning with an overview of the concepts of geothermal HVAC the volume outlines the components and procedures and incentives available to home owners and contractors. Topics discussed include types of geothermal heat pumps, ground loops, efficiency and load calculations, tax credits and rebates and calculating the net value or “payback” of the systems. Egg is an experienced geothermal HVAC contractor and Howard is an environmental journalist. (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)




Formwork for Concrete Structures

Authors: Garold (Gary) Oberlender, Robert Peurifoy
ISBN: 9780071639170 / 0071639179
©2011 | 4th Edition | 544 pages | Hardback
Pub Date: AUG-10
Price: US$ 99.95
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1. SciTech Book News, February 2011 issue

The fourth edition of this textbook for architecture and engineering students includes new chapters and exercises updated to conform to the latest National Design Specification (NDS 2005). The volume presents a comprehensive overview of form work for a variety of specific construction tasks including footings, walls, columns, floor slabs, thin-shell roof slabs, slipforms, bridge decks and flying decks. The work also includes in depth discussions of form materials, load calculations and general principles of forming and concrete construction. Chapters include numerous illustrations, calculations and charts as well as example problems illustrating key operations. Several appendices provide details on building tolerances, Safety and OSHA regulations and a listing of further form and concrete industry resources. The late Robert L Peurifoy was a professor of civil engineering at the University of Texas and Oberlender is professor emeritus of Civil engineering at Oklahoma state University. (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)




Recycling Projects for the Evil Genius

Author: Russel Gehrke
ISBN: 9780071736121 / 0071736123
©2010 | 1st Edition | 256 pages | Paperback
Pub Date: AUG-10
Price: US$ 24.95
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1. Reviewed in the December 2010 issue of SciTech Book News

“In spite of its title, there is nothing “evil” about this highly useful book. In fact, if more people led lifestyles similar to type encouraged by this book, the world would be a considerably less evil place. Gehrke, alternative energy guru and inventor of “The Green Box,” presents this how-to guide for a more sustainable household including a multitude of simple recycling and green energy projects. The author even included a chapter on how to benefit financially from these recycling innovations. This book is highly valuable to those concerned with reducing their impact on the environment through simpler and cheaper living. (Annotation ©2010 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)”




Designing Audio Power Amplifiers

Authors: Bob Cordell
ISBN: 9780071640244 / 007164024X
©2011 | 640 pages | Paperback
Pub Date: SEP-10
Price: US$ 60.00
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1. Stereophile.com

Published in September 2010, this comprehensive book on audio power amplifier design will appeal to members of the professional audio engineering community as well as the hobbyist. It was recently highlighted by Stereophile magazine, which offers authoritative reviews, informed recommendations, helpful advice, and controversial opinions about audio components. To view the issue that mentions Designing Audio Power Amplifiers, please click HERE

2. SciTech Book News, February 2011 issue

Cordell (electrical engineer, audio test equipment designer) offers what is more than a “cookbook,” as he puts it. His instructional guide is intended to teach the reader how to think about audio power amplifier design and to appreciate its concepts and nuances, and to analyze and take advantage of the possible variations. While the book covers advanced topics, it also contains enough introductory material for readers relatively new to the field to use it. The text is divided into six parts: the basics, advanced design techniques, real-world design considerations, simulation and measurement, topics in design, and class D amplifiers. (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)



30 Arduino Projects for the Evil Genius

Author: Simon Monk
ISBN: 9780071741330 / 007174133X
©2011 | 1st Edition | 208 pages | Paperback
Pub Date: JUL-10
Price: US$ 24.95
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- Reviewed in the December 2010 issue of SciTech Book News

“The 30 projects in this electronics hobby book provide schematic diagrams and code for programming an Arduino Duemilanove microcontroller board (attached to a computer through a USB plug) to record sensor input, display output, generate and receive sounds, and control power. Instead of soldering, the projects use a breadboard for making connections. Recommended for general lending libraries. (Annotation ©2010 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)”





Wind Energy Engineering

Author: Pramod Jain
ISBN: 9780071714778 / 0071714774
©2011 | 1st Edition | 352 pages | Hardback
Pub Date: SEP-10
Price: US$ 99.95
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Published in September 2010, this authoritative resource offers comprehensive details on effectively using wind energy as a viable and economical energy source. It has been reviewed by Energy Efficiency & Technology (EE&T), a digital and print journal that is focused on the design of energy efficient products and processes. To read a copy of the review, please click HERE




Wire Bonding in Microelectronics

Author: George Harman
ISBN: 9780071476232 / 0071476237
©2010 | 3rd Edition | 446 pages | Hardback
Pub Date: JAN-10
Price: US$ 89.95
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- Reviewed in the September 2010 issue of SciTech Book News

“The microelectronics industry is driving wire-bonding technology toward increased yields at ever-reduced costs. In this update of the 1997 and 1989 editions, Harman (retired, Fellow of the National Institute of Standards and Technology) presents new material based on recent technical areas and technologies in the field of wire bonding and frequently asked questions. He reviews wire bond failure modes and mechanisms (mechanical, metallurgical, chemical, etc.); tests for detecting them; bonding machine parameters; solutions to bonding problems; and future directions in the field. Chapters include experimental and modeling results; there is also a glossary. The companion CD-ROM includes the text’s color figures plus animations. (Annotation ©2010 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)”




Transients in Electrical Systems
Analysis, Recognition, and Mitigation

Author: J.C. Das
ISBN: 9780071622486 / 0071622489
©2010 | 1st Edition | 736 pages | Hardback
Pub Date: JUN-10
Pages: US$ 199.00
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- Reviewed in the September 2010 issue of SciTech Book News

“Covering theory and practice related to all transient frequencies, ranging from 0.1 Hz to 50 MHz, this work can serve as a textbook for upper undergraduate and graduate students, as well as a practical guide for practicing engineers. At the undergraduate level, the subject of transients is covered under circuit theory. The book explains how to identify the origin of disturbances in electrical systems and analyze them for mitigation and control. Coverage encompasses transients that affect power system stability, and transients found in transmission lines, transformers, rotating machines, electronic equipment, and gas insulated substations. Learning features include worked examples and detailed equations, plus b&w charts and graphs on every page, and about 60 pages of reference appendices. Das is an electrical power system consultant. (Annotation ©2010 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)”



Programming the Propeller with Spin
A Beginner’s Guide to Parallel Processing

Author: Harprit Sandhu
ISBN: 9780071716666 / 0071716661
©2010 | 1st Edition | 368 pages | Paperback
Pub Date: MAY-10
Pages: US$ 29.95
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- Reviewed in the September 2010 issue of SciTech Book News

“In this resource for novice users, Sandhu, founder of a company that manufactures robots, explains how to build and control devices using the Propeller chip and its parallel processing environment. He shows how to use each of the eight 32-bit processors (cogs) of the Propeller chip and explains how the Spin language is used to manage an eight-processor system and its shared memory, with Spin code available on a web site. All of the experiments in the book can be undertaken with the Propeller Education Kit provided by Parallax, plus minimal additional hardware. Examples used are the kind of devices that amateur enthusiasts, technicians, and engineers are likely to be interested in, such as displays, switches, and motors. Projects include motor amplifiers for small motors, controlling R/C hobby servos, and running DC motors with attached incremental encoders. Equipment is illustrated with b&w photos. (Annotation ©2010 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)”



Electronic Circuits for the Evil Genius

Author: Dave Cutcher
ISBN-13: 9780071448819
ISBN-10: 0071448810
©2005 | 1st Edition 225 pages | Paperback
Price: US$ 24.95
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By: On Computer, June 29, 2009





Project Managers Portable Handbook

Authors: David Cleland, Lewis Ireland
ISBN-13: 9780071741057
ISBN-10: 0071741054
©2011 | 3rd Edition | 464 pages | Paperback
Pub Date: JUL-10
Price: US$ 49.95
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- Reviewed in the September 2010 issue of

“Two members of the Project Management Institute (PMI) summarize standards and processes for managing the people associated with a project, selecting a project to support organizational purposes, planning projects, monitoring resources, shaping the project culture, and communicating information. The authors focus on traditional project teams, segregating alternative project approaches into a separate chapter. (Annotation ©2010 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)”



Photonics and Laser Engineering
Principles, Devices, and Applications

Author: Alphan Sennaroglu
ISBN: 9780071606080 / 0071606084
©2010 | 1st Edition | 704 pages | Hardback
Pub Date: MAY-10
Price: US$ 115.00
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- Reviewed in the September 2010 issue of SciTech Book News

“This text provides an introduction to principles and some main areas of photonics and laser engineering. To make the book useful to a wide audience, there are two extensive background chapters on classical electromagnetism and elementary quantum mechanics. This allows the book to be self contained and enables readers from diverse technical fields to grasp concepts. Coverage progresses from electromagnetic wave theory of light to geometrical optics, laser beams and resonators, light-matter interactions, and semiconductor lasers, as well as anisotropic media and modulation of light, noise and optical detection, dielectric waveguides and optical fibers, and nonlinear optics. Learning features include c problems, detailed equations, worked examples, and a complete list of symbols. An appendix provides background on hermite polynomials and a reference on fundamental constants. Sennaroglu teaches physics and electrical/electronics engineering at Koc University, Turkey.
(Annotation  ©2010 book News Inc. Portland, OR)”




Small Antennas
Miniaturization Techniques & Applications

Authors: Volakis, John; Chen, Chi-Chih; Fujimoto, Kyohei
ISBN-13: 978-0-07-162553-1
ISBN-10: 0071625534
©2010 | 1st Edition | 448 pages , Hardcover
Pub Date: June 2010
Price: US$ 99.95
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This title was published in June 2010 and was reviewed by EE Times on the EE Life blog on August 8, 2010. EE Times Group provides more than 1.1 million global electronics industry professionals with comprehensive market and technical information, decision tools, peer communities, and professional education. To read the review, please use the following link: http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-blogs/other/4205989/Book-explores-the-increasingly-vital-world-of-small-antenna-theory–design


Planning and Design of Airports

Authors: Horonjeff, Robert; McKelvey, Francis; Sproule, William; Young, Seth
ISBN-13: 978-0-07-144641-9
ISBN-10: 0071446419
©2010 | 5th Edition | 688 pages , Hardcover
Pub Date: May 2010
Price: US$ 125.00
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Planning and Design of Airports has been featured in an article on the Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) Database. The Transportation Research Board (TRB) provides an objective and interdisciplinary setting to facilitate the sharing of information on transportation practice and policy by researchers and practitioners; to stimulate research and offer research management services tht promote technical excellences; to provide expert advice on transportation policy and programs; and to disseminate research results broadly and encourage their implementation. To read, please click HERE


Practical Control Engineering
Guide for Engineers, Managers, and Practitioners

Authors: Koenig, David
ISBN-13: 978-0-07-160613-4
ISBN-10: 0071606130
©2009 | 1st Edition | 508 pages , Hardcover
Pub Date: January 2010
Price: US$ 99.95
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Excerpt on the Industrial Control Design Line (TechOnline Community). To read, please click HERE


Biofuels Engineering Process Technology

Authors: Drapcho, Caye; Nghiem, John; Walker, Terry
ISBN-13: 978-0-07-148749-8
ISBN-10: 0071487492
©2008 | 1st Edition | 371 pages , Hardcover
Pub Date: July 2008
Price: US$ 125.00
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Review on Basil & Spice. To read the online review, please follow click HERE

Masonry Structural Design

Authors: Klingner, Richard
ISBN-13: 978-0-07-163830-2
ISBN-10: 007163830X
©2010 | 1st Edition | 588 pages , Hardcover
Pub Date: March 2010
Price: US$ 125.00
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Reviewed in the June 2010 issue of SciTech Book News, which is published by Book News, Inc.

“Based on undergraduate and graduate engineering courses taught by the author at U. of Texas Austin, this textbook presents a complete introduction to masonry structural design. Throughout, the text presents provisions that conform with ASCE 7-05 and the 2009 International Building Code. Following an initial chapter on the basic structural behavior and design of low-rise, bearing wall buildings and the materials used in masonry construction, the text offers a clear, systematic discussion of strength and allowable-stress design of reinforced and unreinforced masonry elements, comparisons of these types of design, and discussion of lateral load analysis of shear-wall structures. Two chapter-length case studies describe construction of a one-story and a four-story building and a concluding chapter describes design with AAC masonry. The volume is thorough, clearly written and organized, and focused on a practical approach, with the many examples presented in each chapter in the form of extended problems for the student to solve. (Annotation ©2010 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)”

Water and Wastewater Engineering

Author: Davis, Mackenzie
ISBN-13: 978-0-07-171384-9
ISBN-10: 0071713840
©2010 | 1st Edition | 1296 pages , Hardcover
Pub Date: March 2010
Price: US$ 150.00
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Review in the June 2010 issue of SciTech Book News

“We want the best-trained minds possible focused on the topic of municipal water and wastewater facilities, so crucial to civilization. Davis draws on 20 years of teaching experience to organize the material, starting with an overview (and coverage of a code of ethics), introducing each subject with discussion of theoretical principles, and following the flow of water, and then of wastewater, through their treatment regimens. He assumes an introductory environmental engineering course and a first course in fluid mechanics. Numerous examples and end-of-chapter problems support the text. This professional edition includes topics omitted from the student edition including intake structures, wells, chemical handling and feeding, removal of specific contaminants, water plant process selection and integration, storage and distribution systems, and sanitary sewer design. (Annotation ©2010 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)”



Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook

Authors: Ratay, Robert
ISBN-13: 978-0-07-149884-5
ISBN-10: 0071498842
©2010 | 2nd Edition | 688 pages , Hardcover
Pub Date: November 2009
Price: US$ 125.00
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Review in the June 2010 Issue of SciTEch Book News

“Ten years after original publication in 2000, the second edition of this practical and thorough handbook offers extensively revised coverage of the important topics relevant to forensic structural engineering and expert witness activity. The scope of such activities encompasses thorough detailing of the possible origins of errors, investigation and analysis of failures, and collaboration with the legal profession for assigning responsibilities. Nineteen contributed chapters offer the details of design and construction codes and standards; the first steps after a failure; the nature, magnitude, and consequences of loads; design errors, construction defects, and project miscommunication; analyses specific to various materials including steel, concrete, masonry, and timber; and legal concerns and litigation. (Annotation ©2010 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)”

Bridge and Highway Structure Rehabilitation and Repair

Authors: Khan, Mohiuddinl
ISBN-13: 978-0-07-154591-4
ISBN-10: 0071545913
©2010 | 1st Edition | 656 pages , Hardcover
Status: February 2010
Price: US$ 125.00
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1. Feature on the Transportation Research Services (TRIS) Database in June 2010. To view the article, please use the following link: http://tris.trb.org/view.aspx?type=MO&id=917883

2. Review in the June 2010 issue of ScienceTech Book News, published by Book News. Inc.

“Consulting bridge engineer Khan offers practicing structural and civil engineers a guide to rehabilitating and repairing existing highway bridges in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Mathematics is a means to an end, he says, and should be used as much as necessary, but not one decimal point more. In sections on administrative issues, strengthening and repair work, and repair and retrofit methods, he discusses such topics as diagnostic design and selective reconstruction, load and resistance factor rating and redesign, bridge widening and deck replacement strategy, conventional and concrete repair methods, and protecting bridges against extreme events. Among appendices are quick references to AASHTO LRFD 2008 specifications and manual. (Annotation ©2010 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)”



Facility Piping Systems Handbook

Author: Frankel, Michael
ISBN-13: 978-0-07-159721-0
ISBN-10: 0071597212
©2010 | 3rd Edition | 1040 pages , Hardcover
Pub Date: September 2009
Price: US$ 150.00
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This title has been reviewed on Basil & Spice. This website, which functions as a news, opinion, and blog site, has over 300 contributors—all authorities in their fields—who regularly research and review new products, books, authors, and current events. To read the online review, please follow this link: http://www.basilandspice.com/living-green/62010-review-facility-piping-systems-handbook-mcgraw-hill-pu.html



Production Systems Engineering
Cost and Performance Optimization

Author: Gustavson , Richard
ISBN-13: 978-0-07-170188-4
ISBN-10: 0071701885
©2010 | 1st Edition | 256 pages , Hardcover
Pub Date: February 2010
Price: US$ 125.00
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Author’s Interview

Richard Gustavson’s interview  has been posted on Manufacturing.net. This site, part of Advantage Business Media, features daily updates covering the latest news from around the glob on key topics for manufacturers. To read the interview, please use the following link:  http://www.manufacturing.net/Article-Production-Systems-Engineering-Cost-And-Performance-Optimization-050410.aspx?menuid=90



Planning and Installing Sustainable Onsite Wastewater Systems

Author: Parten, S. M.
ISBN-13: 978-0-07-162463-3
ISBN-10: 0071624635
©2010 | 1st Edition | 436 pages , Hardcover
Pub Date: October 2009
Price: US$ 69.95

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Planning and Installing Sustainable Onsite Wastewater Systems was reviewed in the May 2010 issue of Water Conditioning & Purification magazine, a premier source for news, technical articles, and water science features for over 50 years (circulation: 19,000). To read the review, please use the following link: http://www.wcponline.com/current_whatsnew.cfm




Greening Brownfields
Remediation Through Sustainable Development

Authors: Sarni, William
ISBN-13: 978-0-07-160909-8
ISBN-10: 0071609091
©2010 | 1st Edition | 320 pages , Hardcover
Pub Date: September 2009
Price: US$ 79.95

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Greening Brownfield has been reviewed in the May 2010 issue of SciTech Book News, which is published by Book News, Inc. Book News prepares concise, descriptive reviews of new books in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities for librarians and other buyers of serious books; SciTech Book News is unique in its coverage of high-level books in technology, engineering, computer, medicine, agriculture, and the physical & biological sciences. I have copied and pasted the May 2010 review below:

“Sarni (business and technical sustainability solutions consultant) provides practical approaches to reclaiming and revitalizing unused parcels of land previously discarded. Those parcels, frequently contaminated, are the brownfields of the book’s title and are becoming more valuable as avenues to house a growing urban population, cut sprawl, enhance tax revenues and real estate value, and promote truly sustainable culture and lifestyles. The author explores the issue from the local to the global level with a practical, down-to-earth analytical style. He discusses the regulators and regulation, incentives, case studies, land planning, green building, and frameworks for greening brownfields. (Annotation ©2010 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)”


The Six Sigma Handbook

Authors: Pyzdek, Thomas ; Keller, Paul
ISBN-13: 978-0-07-162338-4
ISBN-10: 0071623388
©2009 | 3rd Edition | 560 pages , Hardcover
Status: September 2009
Price: US$ 89.95
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- Excerpted on the “Sustainable Success Alert” web site. To View a copy of the excerpt, please click HERE.


Building for Boomers

Authors: Schriener, Judy; Kephart, Mike
ISBN-13: 978-0-07-159981-8
ISBN-10: 0071599819
©2010 | 1st Edition | 304 pages , Hardcover
Pub Date: February 2010
Price: US$ 59.95
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Review on ENR.com
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Sensors Handbook

Authors: Soloman, Sabrie
ISBN-13: 978-0-07-160570-0
ISBN-10: 0071605703
©2009 | 2nd Edition | 1424 pages , Hardcover
Pub Date: November 2009
Price: US$ 165.00
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Review in the March 2010 issue of SciTech Book News, published by Book News, Inc.

“Columbia U. professor and founder of American SensoRx, Inc. and SensoRx, Chongqing, China, Ltd., Soloman presents a thoroughly updated text dealing with setting up relatively small devices — often called sensors — to sense and measure the broad array of physical characteristics of objects. The fully revised second edition provides researchers, professionals, and students with the most up-to-date information on integrated sensors and control systems, offering sophisticated solutions for problems that were previously considered insoluble. Following an overview of the types and classifications of sensors and control systems, 75 chapters discuss the application of sensors in engineering, semiconductor manufacturing, medical, military, agricultural, geographical, and environmental implementations. A broad range of sensors is discussed, including MEMS, nano, microfabricated, CMOS, smart, NIR, SpectRx, remote-sensing, fiber-optic, light, ceramic, and silicon sensors. Illustrated throughout with b&w photographs, diagrams, tables, and charts.
(Annotation ©2010 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)”


Harris’ Shock and Vibration Handbook

Authors: Piersol, Allan ; Paez, Thomas
ISBN-13: 978-0-07-150819-3
ISBN-10: 0071508198
©2010 | 6th Edition | 1168 pages , Hardcover
Pub Date: October 2009
Price: US$ 150.00
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1.  Review in the March 2010 issue of SciTech Book News, published by Book News, Inc. Book News

“Cyril Harris (then engineering, Columbia U.) was one of two editors of the 1961 first edition, and soldiered alone through edition after edition until the fifth in 2002, when he brought Piersol on board and Harris’ name was added to the title. This edition is a more radical revision of the material than has gone before: several chapters on obsolete material have been dropped to make way for new techniques, all but one of the chapters whose authors have died were revised or rewritten by living authors, and most of the numerical values throughout are in customary units followed by SI units in parenthesis. What remains unchanged is the goal of providing practical guidance to working engineers and scientists actively engaged in solving shock and vibration problems.
(Annotation ©2010 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)”

2. Book Review
This title was recently reviewed in IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, which is published by the IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society. This magazine covers theory, analysis, design (computer-aided design), and practical implementation of circuits, and the application of circuit theoretic techniques to systems and to signal processing.


Handbook of Steel Connection Design and Details

Authors: Tamboli, Akbar
ISBN-13: 978-0-07-155005-5
ISBN-10: 0071550054
©2010 | 2nd Edition | 656 pages , Hardcover
Pub Date: September 2009
Price: US$ 115.00
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Review in the March 2010 issue of SciTech Book News, published by Book News, Inc.

“This reference provides information on the design of structural steel connections using the load and resistance factor design (LRFD) method recommended by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). This second edition is rewritten and expanded to reflect the latest AISC codes and specifications, and criteria and principles are cross-referenced to equations of the AISC which are part of the International Building Code. There is new information on welding joint design, welding in seismic regions, partially restrained connections, cold-formed structures, and building information modeling in the design of special structures. Updated material on inspection and quality control has also been included. Concepts are demonstrated with detailed examples and b&w photographs and illustrations. Reference appendices provide information on structural shapes, welding symbols, unit conversion tables, and nomenclature. Tamboli is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers. (Annotation ©2010 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)”

Civil Engineering Formulas

Authors: Hicks, Tyler
ISBN-13: 978-0-07-161469-6
ISBN-10: 0071614699
©2010 | 2nd Edition | 416 pages , Hardcover
Pub Date: October 2009
Price: US$ 49.95

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Review in the March 2010 issue of SciTech Book News, published by Book News, Inc.

“Aimed at design drafters, structural and bridge engineers, builders, field engineers, examination candidates, concrete specialists, and students, this volume compiles about 2,500 essential formulas and equations in all 13 specialties of civil engineering, along with explanations of formulas for topics such as beams and girders, piles and piling, concrete structures, timber engineering, surveying, soils and earthwork, building structures, bridges and suspension cables, highways and roads, wind turbines, and green buildings. Hicks (engineering, US Naval Institute) presents data in USCS and SI units, and updates this edition with about 500 more formulas and guides. It covers new topics like columns for supporting commercial wind turbines used in renewable energy projects, design of axially loaded steel columns, strain energy in structural members, shaft twist formulas, retaining wall formulas and data, solid-wood rectangular column design, blasting operations for earth and rock removal, dams, comparisons of key hydraulic formulas, and a new chapter on stormwater, sewage, sanitary wastewater, and environmental protection.
(Annotation ©2010 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)”

0071605630       9780071605632
Lineman and Cablemans Field Manual, Second Edition
Shoemaker, Thomas; Mack, James

Book Review
- Review in January/February 2010 issue IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine

0071605630       9780071605632
The Architect’s Guide to Residential Design
Malone, Michael


– Review in the February 2010 issue of SciTech Book News, by Book News, Inc.

“Written by a successful practitioner of both residential and commercial architecture, this handbook offers an insider’s perspective on the financial realities of residential design practice, and demonstrates the ways in which residential projects require a different approach, emphasizing personalized relationships with clients. Chapters cover how houses differ from commercial and institutional projects, design and documentation, bidding and negotiating with contractors, the contract, and construction administration and the building process. The book includes six real-world case studies of single-family residences, each with a different set of circumstances and outcomes, illustrated with b&w drawings, plans, computer illustrations, and photos. Malone is a design principal for a 40-person architectural firm.
(Annotation ©2010 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)”

0071629351       9780071629355
Photonics Essentials
Thomas P. Pearsall


This title was published in October 2009 and has been reviewed by Optics& Photonics News (OPN). OPN is the Optical Society of America’s monthly news magazine, which provides in-depth coverage of recent developments in the optics industry for professionals, researchers, engineers, businesspeople, and students; its contributors include scientists and journalists who specialize in the field of optics. To read the review, please see page 2 of the attached review

Book Review

0071621830       9780071621830
Global Program Management
Wagner, Paula; Barkley, Bruce


1. Featured on the PMFORUM web site

PMFORUM partners with academic and professional organizations to promote the project management profession and to provide a global source of education and useful project management news. To access the feature about Global Program Management, please click HERE

2. Reviewed in the October 2010 issue of PM World Today (Vol. XII Issue X)

PM World Today, a leading online global project management (PM) eJournal containing articles and news related to professional project management. To read a copy of the review, please click HERE


Switching Power Supply Design

Authors: Pressman, Abraham; Billings, Keith; Morey, Taylor
ISBN-13: 978-0-07-148272-1
ISBN-10: 0071482725
©2009 | 3rd Edition | 882 pages , Hardcover
Pub Date: March 2009
Price: US$ 99.95
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Book Review
- Review by IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine


Microwave Transmission Networks

Authors: Lehpamer, Harvey
ISBN-13: 978-0-07-170122-8
ISBN-10: 0071701222
©2010 | 2nd Edition | 496 pages , Hardcover
Pub Date: March 2010
Price: US$ 125.00
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1. Search TeleCom by TechTarget To read, please click HERE

2. SciTech Book News, June 2010 issue

“In this comprehensive and complete volume aimed at engineers, project managers, and network planners, Lehpamer, an engineer with extensive experience in the planning, design, and deployment of wireless and wireline networks around the world, covers all stages of terrestrial point-to-point microwave network build-out, from planning to feasibility studies to system deployment and testing. He discusses how to determine network capacity, dimensions, architecture, budget, schedules, and work force requirements; understand microwave link engineering; calculate loss/attenuation, fading and fade margins, and link quality and availability; perform interference analysis; determine, procure, and install required hardware and power systems; manage the microwave project and its issues; test it; and handle maintenance, troubleshooting, and upgrades. This edition has been revised for the latest North American and ITU standards and updated with new information, including the impact of ethernet and IP communications on microwave links. Some formulas have been added, as well as their application in solving microwave design-related problems. A new frequently asked questions section is included. Details and mathematical models of microwave point-to-point link engineering are discussed briefly. (Annotation ©2010 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)”

0071626239       9780071626231
Advanced MEMS Packaging
Lau, John; Lee , Cheng ; Premachandran, C.; Aibin , Yu


Advanced MEMS Packaging was published in October 2009 and was reviewed on FlipChips.com; it was also announced in the FlipChips December 2009 newsletter. FlipChips.com is an independent web site run by “Doctor Flipchip,” a microelectronics manufacturer and consultant with 16 years of experience in helping 80+ companies solve their micropackaging problems.

To read the FlipChips review, please use either of the following links: http://www.flipchips.com/books.html (general site) or http://www.flipchips.com/reviews/reviewlau2.pdf (direct link to a PDF page)

Excerpts from Advanced MEMS Packaging, featured on the Electronics Advocate web site. The chief editor of Electronic Advocate, Gina Roos, is a business and technology writer who has contributed articles to numerous influential trade publications in the electronics industry for over 20 years. To read the three-part excerpt, please use the following links:

Part 1:     http://www.electronicsadvocate.com/2010/02/16/part-1-of-3-trends-in-advanced-ic-packaging/

Part 2:     http://www.electronicsadvocate.com/2010/02/19/part-2-of-3-trends-in-advanced-ic-packaging/

Part 3:     http://www.electronicsadvocate.com/2010/02/24/part-3-of-3-trends-in-advanced-ic-packaging/

0071609180       9780071609180
Communication Satellite Antennas: System Architecture, Technology, and Evaluation
Dybdal, Robert

Book Review
In: “The Book End” section of the August 2009 issue of Microwave Journal.

0071612882       9780071612883
Antennas for Base Stations in Wireless Communications
Chen, Zhi Ning; Luk, Kwai-Man

- Review in the September 2009 issue of SciTech Book News, by Book News,
Inc.

“Details on the wide range of antennas used in today’s wireless communication networks are provided in this work highlighting design considerations and practical engineering issues. Coverage includes the most popular applications in WWAN (GSM, CDMA, and WCDMA), WLAN (Bluetooth and WiFi), WMAN (WiMAX), and WPAN (UWB and RFID). Discussion encompasses all aspects of antenna technologies, from antenna element design to antenna design in systems. Real-world case studies are included. Chen is affiliated with the Institute for Infocomm Research in Singapore. Luk is affiliated with the Electronic Engineering Department at City University of Hong Kong.”

0071625976       9780071625975
A Builder’s Guide to Wells and Septic Systems, Second Edition
Woodson, R.

Published in September 2009, this title has been reviewed in the December 2009 issue of SciTech Book News, which is published by Book News, Inc. Book News prepares concise, descriptive reviews of new books in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities for librarians and other buyers of serious books; SciTech Book News is unique in its coverage of high-level books in technology, engineering, computer, medicine, agriculture, and the physical & biological sciences. Since these reviews cannot be accessed online without a subscription, I have copied and pasted the December 2009 review below:

“Author Woodson, a general contractor and master plumber, provides an updated second edition of his professional reference book on wells and septic systems. The new edition includes completely updated code information and new procedures and products, including green construction materials. It also provides valuable information for builders in a variety of areas, such as evaluating property for wells and septic systems, protecting the company’s interests during bidding, assessing soil studies and septic designs, landscaping septic system areas, and troubleshooting and problem solving. The advice is given in a clear and readable style. (Annotation ©2009 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)”

Green Roof Construction and Maintenance (GreenSource Books)

Authors: Luckett, Kelly
ISBN-13: 978-0-07-160880-0
ISBN-10: 007160880X
©2009 | 1st Edition | 208 pages , Hardcover
Status: Active, In Print
Price: US$ 59.95

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1) Review on Books-On-Line web site:

“This book is a good introduction to a fairly new trend in city living. Looking at the flat space on the top of a building and you can readily see that planting some things up there can provide all kinds of advantages. This includes practical advantages such as better insulation. It also can include an area simply more attractive than the normal roof of a building. Here’s a way to get a bit of the countryside into the middle of a city.

This book is by an author that has worked on more than fifty green roof projects. As such he can discuss the construction of a green roof from the standpoint of having been there and done that. It’s not a detailed construction manual, but instead a conceptual book that will give you an idea of what you can do and how to go about it.”

2) Review in the March 2010 issue of Landscape Architecture, the magazine of the American Society of Landscape Architects. To read the review, please Click HERE

0071638326       9780071638326
Greening Existing Buildings
Yudelson, Jerry


1) Greening Existing Buildings, published in October 2009, was named one of the top 10 architecture books of 2009 by ArchNewsNow. To view the list, please use the following link: http://www.archnewsnow.com/features/Feature315.htm

2) Greening Existing Buildings and its author (Jerry Yudelson) were also mentioned in a November 2, 2009 article for the “Oregon Environmental News” on The Oregonian’s web site. To read the article, please use the following link: http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2009/11/expert_explains_how_to_green_o.html

3) Review by Jetson Green, which is a daily updated (online) magazine about green building, including sustainable architecture, good design, green prefab, clean technology in the built environment, affordable housing, and eco-friendly development. To read a copy of the review, please use the following link: http://www.jetsongreen.com/2010/01/greening-existing-buildings-jerry-yudelson.html

0071625011       9780071625012
Green Architecture (GreenSource Books)
Attmann, Osman


1) Review on “Basil & Spice”. This website, which functions as a news, opinion, and blog site, has over 300 contributors—all authorities in their fields—who regularly research and review new products, books, authors, and current events. To read the online review, please follow this link: http://www.basilandspice.com/living-green/book-review-green-architecture-by-osman-attmann.html

2) Review in the March 2010 issue of SciTech Book News, published by Book News, Inc.

“Attman (architect and architecture and planning, U. of Colorado), who specializes in green building materials and methods, offers a thorough resource on environmentally responsive architecture. The author covers residential, commercial, and institutions. Specific topics include: definitions of green architecture, a brief history of green architecture, energy generation and retention, green materials, and smart materials. Several case studies also are included. While technical, the book is clearly written and formatted. Many photographs and other illustrations, as well as an extensive bibliography, also are included. (Annotation ©2010 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)”

0071599312 9780071599313
Inside the Civano Project (GreenSource Books)
Nichols, Al ; Laros, Jason


This title was published in August 2009 as part of our GreenSource Books series, which is an extension of GreenSource magazine, McGraw-Hill’s award-winning publication devoted to sustainable/”green” design and construction. Inside the Civano Project offers a complete survey of Civano, the largest high-performance mixed-use community in the United States. Located in Tucson, Arizona, Civano encompasses high standards of resource conservation, sustainability, and solar energy use.

McGraw-Hill author Jerry Yudelson (Greening Existing Buildings, October 2009) has recently blogged about Inside the Civano Project on the GreenBuildConsult/Yudelson Associates site. To view the October 17, 2009 blog posting, please use the following link: http://www.greenbuildconsult.com/blog/

0071624082       9780071624084
Heat Transfer in Process Engineering
Cao , Eduardo

Heat Transfer in Process Engineering is published in August 2009, and has been reviewed in the December 2009 issue of SciTech Book News, which is published by Book News, Inc. Book News prepares concise, descriptive reviews of new books in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities for librarians and other buyers of serious books; SciTech Book News is unique in its coverage of high-level books in technology, engineering, computer, medicine, agriculture, and the physical & biological sciences. Since these reviews cannot be accessed online without a subscription, I have copied and pasted the December 2009 review below:

“Cao (heat transfer unit operation, Buenos Aires U. and Instituto Tecnologico de Buenos Aires, Argentina) explains how to apply advanced heat transfer concepts in chemical, petrochemical, and refining equipment designs. He covers fundamentals, heat conduction in solids, convection, fluids, shell-and-tube and plate heat exchangers, finned tubes, and processes like boiling and thermal radiation. The volume is meant for use in university courses or by professionals in process engineering. Knowledge of thermodynamics, energy balances, the calculation of physical properties in simple systems, and basic fluid mechanics, as well as calculating pressure drops in piping systems, is assumed. (Annotation ©2009 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)”

0071376755       9780071376754
The Smart Growth Manual
Duany, Andres ; Speck, Jeff; Lydon, Mike


Book Review

1) Review on Planetizen

The Smart Growth, published in October 2009, has been included in Planetizen’s “Top 10 Books in Urban Planning, Design, and Development published in 2009.” Planetizen is a public-interest information exchange provided by Urban Insight for the urban planning, design, and development community. It is a one-stop source for urban planning news, commentary, interviews, event coverage, book reviews, announcements, jobs, consultant listings, training, and more. To view the Top 10 list containing The Smart Growth Manual, please visit the following link: http://www.planetizen.com/books/2010



2) Review on Urban Workbench, LocalPlan, CoolTownStudio Blog, Slate.com, Transit Miami, and reposted on The Miami 10. To read copies of these reviews, please use the following links:

Urban: http://urbanworkbench.com/the-smart-growth-manual

Local: http://localplan.org/index.php/component/content/article/9-book-reviews/30-the-smart-growth-manual#tb

CoolTownStudio: http://www.cooltownstudios.com/

Slate.com:http://www.slate.com/id/2237109/

Transit Miami: http://www.transitmiami.com/2009/12/15/feed-your-head-with-the-smart-growth-manual/

The Miami 10: http://miami10.cityspur.com/2009/12/15/feed-your-head-with-the-smart-growth-manual/

New Urban News: http://www.newurbannews.com/urbandesignplanningbooks/thesmartgrowthmanual.html

Popular Mechanics:  http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/earth/4345383.html

Carfree Times: http://www.carfree.com/cft/i057.html [Please scroll toward the bottom of the web page]


Reference in the Hartford Courant on March 7, 2010: http://articles.courant.com/2010-03-07/news/hc-plc-condon-smart-growth-book.artmar07_1_smart-growth-new-urbanist-town


Author Review

0071623833       9780071623834
Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES): Optimal Design, Planning, and Deployment
Meyer, Heiko; Fuchs, Franz ; Thiel, Klaus

1) Excerpted on the TechTarget web site, to view please click HERE


2) MES shows, step-by-step, how to select hardware and software, develop implementation plans, and maintain an integrated MES solution across your entire enterprise; learn how to maximize process capability, generate manufacturing intelligence, handle order fulfillment and QA, and ensure optimal ROI. This practical guide includes real-world case studies, predictions for the future of production-oriented IT systems, and detailed technical appendices. For additional information, including a table of contents, please visit the following MH Professional web page: http://mhprofessional.com/product.php?isbn=0071623833

0071548831       9780071548830
The Nalco Water Handbook
Flynn, Daniel

The Nalco Water Handbook, published in July 2009, was recently reviewed in the October 2009 issue of Water Conditioning & Purification Magazine. WC&P is the “voice of professional excellence in POU/POE water treatment” and has been a premier source for news, technical articles, and water science features for five decades. Originally started in 1959, this magazine now has a circulation of 18,000.

To read the WC&P review of The Nalco Water Handbook, please visit the following link: http://www.wcponline.com/current_whatsnew.cfm

0071596755       9780071596756
Organic Electronics in Sensors and Biotechnology
Shinar, Ruth ; Shinar, Joseph

– Review in the September 2009 issue of SciTech Book News, by Book News,
Inc.

“Physics, chemistry, electrical and electronic engineering, water engineering, and material science are among the fields that contributors draw on to survey current research and development in organic electronics<–>electronic and optoelectronic devices that utilize organic active layers. Their topics include scaling effects in organic transistors and transistor-based chemical sensors, strain and pressure sensors based on organic field-effect transistors, organic chemical and biological sensors based on light-emitting diodes, organic semiconductor lasers as integrated light sources for optical sensors, and electrophoretically deposited polymers for organic electronics.”

0071601511      9780071601511
Artificial Tactile Sensing in Biomedical Engineering
Najarian, Siamak; Dargahi, Javad; Mehrizi, Ali

Book Review
By: BioPhotonics magazine, the August 2009 issue

007160524X       9780071605243
Solid Waste Analysis and Minimization: A Systems Approach
Franchetti, Matthew

– Review in the September 2009 issue of SciTech Book News, by Book News,
Inc.

“Pivoting on the venerable hierarchy reduce, reuse, and recycle, Franchetti (mechanical, industrial, and manufacturing engineering; U. of Toledo) offers a practical and a technical guide for minimizing solid waste in any organization from manufacturing to service facilities. He sets out the benefits and fundamentals of analyzing and minimizing solid waste; explains assessment strategies; offers a general framework for conducting an audit; discusses modeling, prediction, and evaluation for various industries based on standard industry classifications; and presents 21 case studies in a range of industries including two international businesses. The high quality binding lies flat so readers can take notes.”


Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audits

Authors: Findley, David
ISBN-13: 978-0-07-163639-1
ISBN-10: 0071636390
©2010 | 1st Edition | 240 pages , Softcover
Pub Date: February 2010
Price: US$ 19.95
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1) Review on Greenopi,  a web site created to provide a researched directory of eco-friendly retailers, services, and organizations. All listings on Greenopia have been screened for their sustainability in the product or service arena, and meet the web site’s strict standards of eco-friendliness. To read a copy of the review, please use Click HERE

2) Do-it-Yourself Home Energy Audits, part of the McGraw-Hill Green Guru Guide series, was featured on “The Daily Green” in April 2010. The Daily Green is a web site featuring daily news and tips, the latest research about global warming, and information about various other “green” topics; they proudly partner with some of the most effective nonprofit organizations in the U.S., including the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the National Audubon Society and the American Lung Association. To Read the copy of the review, please click HERE.


0071622853       9780071622851
Renewable Energies for Your Home: Real-World Solutions for Green Conversions
Gehrke, Russel

1. Book Review
By: The “Best Green Home Tips,” a web site dedicated to offering its readers information about how to stay “green” at home, from green building to earth-friendly furniture to gardening, and tips and advice for keeping your life green.

2. Book Review
By: TreeHugger.com, a leading media outlet dedicated to driving sustainability and promoting green news, solutions, and product information

3. Russel Gehrke’s Interview
Author Russel Gehrke was recently interviewed by the “Green Living” section of “Love to Know.” This web site offers a variety of tips that can have a positive impact on the environment, from recycling to finding the best hybrid vehicle to composting, allowing you to discover more about low-impact living and ways to make your hime more efficient. Gehrke frequently references Renewable Energies for Your Home in this interview, which can be viewed using the following link:  http://greenliving.lovetoknow.com/Green_Home_Energy_Solutions

0071622462       9780071622462
Fluid Power Engineering
Rabie, M

- Review in the September 2009 issue of SciTech Book News, by Book News,

Inc.

“Rabie (mechanical engineering, Modern Academy for Engineering and Technology, Egypt) examines the construction, principles of operation, and calculation of hydraulic power systems. Special attention is paid to building a solid theoretical background in the subject, which will enable the reader to study the static and dynamic performance of different fluid power elements and systems. In addition to theory, the book includes case studies of typical construction elements of hydraulic power systems. It explains how to create accurate mathematical models, select and assemble components, and integrate powerful servo valves and actuators. It also covers how to build low-loss transmission lines, analyze system performance, and optimize efficiency. B&w illustrations and schematics are provided on every page, and chapter exercises are included.”

0071603328       9780071603324
Master Handbook of Acoustics
Everest, F. Alton; Pohlmann, Ken

- Review in the September 2009 issue of SciTech Book News, by Book News,
Inc.

“Pohlmann (architectural acoustics, U. of Miami) presents the update of the 2001 edition of this enduring acoustics text, first presented by the late Everest in 1981. The 26 chapters offer thorough coverage of acoustics engineering and would be useful as a reference for practitioners as well as at the center of a course of study. Chapter topics include: the fundamentals of sound, sound in the free field, perception of sound, reflection, diffraction, combo-filter effects, absorption, Schroeder diffusers, noise control in ventilating systems, acoustics of listening rooms, acoustics of small recording studios, acoustics of large halls, room acoustics measurement software, room optimizer, and room auralization. New material deals with the significant contributions of digital technology to the field in recent years, among other topics.”

0071625070       9780071625074
How To Implement Lean Manufacturing
Wilson, Lonnie

Book Review
In: Managing Automation

Review on Blog site, “The Improvement Guru”:  http://billbucks.blogspot.com

Lonnie Wilson’s Interview
With: El Paso Times

Articles by Lonnie Wilson

1) The Quality Digest article, entitled “Five Things You Can Do to Lean Your Company,” was posted online on September 2, 2009. It was also featured in the September 2 Quality Digest e-newsletter (69,000 subscribers) and became the most accessed article of that week (close to 3,300 clicks for the week, with 1,100 clicks on the first day). To access the article, please use the following link: http://www.qualitydigest.com/inside/quality-insider-article/three-things-you-can-do-lean-your-company-today.html

2) The SearchManufacturingERP.com article, entitled “The uneasy dance between IT and lean: Finding the compromise between IT and lean manufacturing,” was posted online on September 21, 2009. SearchManufacturingERP.com provides manufacturing IT and business professionals with information on enterprise resource planning (ERP) technology and ERP best practices in the manufacturing industry today. To access this article, please use the following link: http://searchmanufacturingerp.techtarget.com/news/column/0,294698,sid193_gci1368925,00.html

If you enjoy Mr. Wilson’s articles, you will most likely be interested in his full-length book, How To Implement Lean Manufacturing. A free excerpt is available for review on the Sustainable Success Alert web site: http://www.sustainablesuccessalert.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=89&Itemid=56

An excerpt of this title can be viewed on the TechTarget site “SearchManufacturing,” in three parts:

(Part 1)   http://searchmanufacturingerp.techtarget.com/generic/0,295582,sid193_gci1371978,00.html

(Part 2)   http://searchmanufacturingerp.techtarget.com/generic/0,295582,sid193_gci1372011,00.html

(Part 3)   http://searchmanufacturingerp.techtarget.com/generic/0,295582,sid193_gci1372031,00.html

Also, the author was interviewed on Manufacturing.net: http://www.manufacturing.net/News-Implementing-Lean-Manufacturing-092909.aspx

Lonnie Wilson has created two podcasts with Business 901 to discuss lean manufacturing and his MH Professional title.  Business 901 provides practical, information-rich, immediately applicable direction that profoundly impacts the success of small and mid-sized businesses. To listen to the podcasts, please use the following links:

Podcast #3, (March 18, 2010) “Sustaining Lean in Manufacturing”  — http://www.business901.com/blog1/sustaining-lean-in-manufacturing/

Podcast #4 (March 16, 2010), “Implement Lean Manufacturing”  —  http://www.business901.com/blog1/implementing-lean/

007162130X       9780071621304
Lean Six Sigma Using SigmaXL and Minitab
Bass, Issa / Lawton, Barbara

Book Review
By: Laurel Thoennes, Quality Digest, June 23, 2009

0071605568       9780071605564
Design for Environment, Second Edition: A Guide to Sustainable Product Development
Fiksel, Joseph

1) Review in the September 2009 issue of SciTech Book News, by Book News, Inc.

“Fiksel, executive director of the Center for Resilience at The Ohio State U. and a recognized authority on sustainable business practices, offers a second edition of his book on corporate development of sustainable products and processes. The author also provides a comprehensive toolkit for the practice of designing for the environment within the framework of product life-cycle management. In addition, he discusses integrated product development and concurrent engineering, how to maintain and apply a portfolio of systematic </Design for Environment/> strategies, and how to use analysis to evaluate design sustainability and performance trade-offs. The book is both well-written and practical.”

2) Article on “World must change the way it grows”
By Mr. Joseph Fiksel in The Columbus Dispatch (Saturday, September 5, 2009), a newspaper from Columbus, Ohio.

3) Author Joseph Fiksel recently published an article in the May 2010 issue (Vol. 106, No. 5) of Chemical Engineering Progress. This magazine is published by AIChE, a global professional community for over 40,000 chemical engineers in 93 countries; it informs members and readers about technical advances in the chemical process and related industries. To read the article, please use the following link: http://www.aiche.org/cep/issues/2010-05/index.aspx

0071622934    9780071622936
Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle
Vogel, Carl

Featured in: Electrifying Times

1. Author Carl Vogel discusses electric motorcycle myths, as well as his MH Professional June 2009 publication in a guest posting by Green Guru Guides series editor Seth Leitman on “The Daily Green,” a web site dedicated to broadening the audience for earth-friendly living. The Daily Green features news and tips about green gardening, nutrition, food safety, and saving money and energy at home and in the car, and has “grown into one of the most trusted sources on the Web for news and information about going green.”  To view The Daily Green article about Build Your Own Electronic Motorcycle, please visit the following link: http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/latest/electric-motorcycles-460909?click=main_sr

2. This article can also be viewed on the “Yahoo! Green” web site, which picked up the Daily Green posting: http://green.yahoo.com/blog/daily_green_news/174/dispelling-four-myths-about-electric-motorcycles.html

3. It has been featured and excerpted on Mother Earth News, please use following link: http://www.motherearthnews.com/green-transportation/electric-motorcycles-options-advantages-availability.aspx

0071614737       9780071614733
Build Your Own Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Leitman, Seth

Featured in: Electrifying Times
Seth Leitman’s Blog
Seth Leitman’s Interview

0071543732       9780071543736
Build Your Own Electric Vehicle
Leitman, Seth; Brant, Bob

This title has been excerpted on the “Mother Earth News” web site. Mother Earth news, the longest running sustainable-lifestyle magazine, provides wide-ranging, expert editorial coverage of organic foods, country living, green transportation, renewable energy, natural health, and green building. The excerpt was also featured in an e-newsletter to 135,000 subscribers in late October 2009. To view the excerpt, please use the following link: http://www.motherearthnews.com/Green-Trasnportation/Electric-Car-Conversions.aspx

Author Seth Leitman was profiled in an article on “The Daily Green” on November 4, 2009. Please visit the following link to read more about Leitman and Build Your Own Electric Vehicle: http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/latest/electric-car-conversions-461109 and Recently, he was interviewed for Take Part, a web site that offers “in-depth, unbiased information to a diverse audience in a way that lets people learn, form opinions, reach out to others and take actions that have real impact in the world.” To read the author interview, please use the following link: http://www.takepart.com/news/2010/01/21/the-green-living-guy-at-the-sundance-film-festival

0071493719       9780071493710
Troubleshooting and Repair of Diesel Engines
Dempsey, Paul

- Review in September 2009 issue of SciTech Book News, by Book News,
Inc.

“The fourth edition of this guide to troubleshooting and repairing diesel engines has been revised to cover new technological advances such as biodiesel and straight vegetable oil fuels as well as new tools and repair procedures. Dempsey, a master mechanic and noted author, provides detailed overviews of engine installation, mechanical fuel systems, electronic management systems, cylinder heads and valves, basic engine mechanics, air systems, starting and generating systems and cooling systems. A final chapter discusses the newer “green” diesel engines developed in Brazil, Europe and the United States.”

0071492739       9780071492737
Groundwater Resources
Kresic, Neven

1. Book Review(32 KB)
- July-August edition of Ground Water®, published by the National Ground Water Association

2. Book Review
- Review on Basil & Spice. This website, which functions as a news, opinion, and blog site, has over 300 contributors – all authorities in their fields – who regularly research and review new products, books, authors, and current events.

0071604650       9780071604659
Digital Analysis of Remotely Sensed Imagery
Gao, Jay

Book Review (22.5 KB)
By: International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS)

007034003X       9780070340039
Juran’s Quality Handbook
Juran, Joseph / Godfrey, A. Blanton

Author Review
By: Economist .com, June 19, 2009




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