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    1. National Electrical Code 2005
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    2. National Electrical Code 2005
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    3. iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult
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    4. Essentials of Fire Fighting
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    5. The New Way Things Work
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    6. The Elements of Style, Fourth
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    7. The Art of Innovation: Lessons
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    8. Physics: Principles with Applications
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    9. Basic Blueprint Reading and Sketching
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    10. Technical Communication (10th
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    11. Out of Iraq: A Practical Plan
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    12. Six Minutes to Freedom: How a
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    13. OBD II Fault Codes Reference Guide
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    14. Technical Communication
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    16. Signal Processing and Linear Systems
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    19. The Box: How the Shipping Container
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    20. Introduction to Human Factors

    1. National Electrical Code 2005 Softcover Version (National Fire Protection Association National Electrical Code)
    by Thomson Delmar Learning
    Paperback (22 September, 2004)
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    Isbn: 0877656231
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely a Must Have for Anyone Involved with Electricity and Electrical Equipment

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Ultimate Reference in the Electrician's Trade
    I can't say it better myself:"The purpose of this Code is the practical safeguarding of persons and property from hazards arising from the use of electricity" NEC 90.1(A)
    5-0 out of 5 stars Required reference for handymen and professional electricians
    The National Electric Code, also knows as NFPA-70, is the standard that building officials use to define what is legal to use in electric services of all kinds.NFPA is the National Fire Protection Association.The Electric Code began almost as soon as Edison wired some of his new lights in New York, and the first electricity caused fire happened.Soon thereafter the National Fire Protection Association began writing safety codes aimed at preventing fires and promoting safe wiring techniques.Today, more than a century later, the Electric Code is republished every 3 years.As new inventions and new applications for electricity are ever expanding the code book expands and is revised to define the new applications. The 2005 edition has been updated to include recent developments in available materials and equipment.The code has 772 large pages detailing every electric installation from common house wiring to installation requirements for 35,000 volt transformers. The tables detailing how many conductors you can put in a conduit go on for 50 pages in the appendix.
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    Subjects:  1. Construction - Electrical    2. Electrical Safety Codes    3. Electricity    4. Engineering - Electrical & Electronic    5. Fire Safety And Prevention    6. Fire Science    7. Science/Mathematics    8. Technology    9. Technology & Industrial Arts    10. Electrical engineering    11. Electronics engineering    12. Explosives technology & pyrotechnics    13. Fire protection & safety    14. Occupational / industrial health & safety    15. Technology / Technical & Manufacturing Industries & Trades   


    2. National Electrical Code 2005 Handbook (National Fire Protection Association//National Electrical Code Handbook)
    by Thomson Delmar Learning
    Hardcover (24 January, 2005)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely a Must Have for Anyone Involved with Electricity and Electrical Equipment

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great quality book - oodles better than the paperback version
    I bought this book because I am studying to be an electrician.I like it considerably more than the paperback version it is far easier to find section headings and sub-headings when you are looking for something.The paper is strong and glossy-white (as opposed to gray and flimsy in the paperback) and headings are in bold type and indented.
    1-0 out of 5 stars BUY THE HARDCOVER!!
    What a waste of time, money and energy!!
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    Subjects:  1. Construction - Electrical    2. Electrical Safety Codes    3. Electricity    4. Engineering - Electrical & Electronic    5. Fire Safety And Prevention    6. Fire Science    7. Handbooks & Manuals    8. Science/Mathematics    9. Technology    10. Technology & Industrial Arts    11. Electrical engineering    12. Electronics engineering    13. Explosives technology & pyrotechnics    14. Fire protection & safety    15. Occupational / industrial health & safety    16. Reference works    17. Technology / Technical & Manufacturing Industries & Trades   


    3. iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It
    by W. W. Norton
    Hardcover (25 September, 2006)
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    Isbn: 0393061434
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars the nice guy finaly finishes first
    I just read the book iWoz. If you are a Mac-head, or just a computer geek who is intrigued by the origins of the PC industry, thisbook is definately a must-read. It gives a great, human approach to the subject of Steve Wozniak, inventor, and the people in his life who helped draw him out and create the Apple I, the computer that really signified the true arrival of small, affordable computers for the masses. The prose is written in a very informal and relaxed style, as if Steve is sitting across from you and telling you his story himself. I found it very engaging. I am a very tough critic, but this is definately a book I will read again.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Gives you a great sense of the Woz.
    This is an excellent book about a truly interesting and innovative man. It provides real insight into his work, his style and his personality. I had the pleasure of seeing Steve on his speaking tour and I was really impressed by how the book captures his style, tone and spirit. Steve has a real childlike quality to him which shows through alternatively as playfulness, humor, goofiness and innocence.He also has a long history with promoting education and teaching.
    3-0 out of 5 stars Great Promise but Poor Delivery
    The real problem with the book is that it's packaged and sold as an adult book but it's actually a children's book. Stories are toned down for the child audience and at one point, even self-censored, as not being appropriate for a "family audience," as though Woz imagines the family drawn up around father's easy chair to listen to the evening reading. As if... The book ends, as all good children's books do, with the ending that he hoped his twelve-year-old audience will be as lucky as he was...sort of a go though and do likewise.
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    Subjects:  1. Biography    2. Biography & Autobiography    3. Biography / Autobiography    4. Biography And Autobiography    5. Biography/Autobiography    6. Business    7. Computer engineers    8. Computer industry    9. Computers - General Information    10. History    11. History Of Technology    12. Industries - Computer Industry    13. Inventors    14. Personal Memoirs    15. United States    16. Computers / History    17. Miscellaneous Items   


    4. Essentials of Fire Fighting
    by Fire Protection Publication
    Paperback (June, 1998)
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    Isbn: 0879391499
    Sales Rank: 6441
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars this isa very good book.
    i've taught the fire academy using the textbook. it is a very good book for beginning firefighters as well as those who been firefighters for a while.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Read
    I recently joined a volunteer fire department and this book5-0 out of 5 stars Great!!
    This is a must have for anyone who aspires to being a firefighter. Vivid descriptions, Helpful tips, How-to Skill Sheets, and Clear illustrations help the student master otherwise difficult material. I'm currently going through firefighting class and would not be able to live without this book. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Career/Job    2. Fire Science    3. Fire extinction    4. Fire prevention    5. Handbooks, manuals, etc    6. Personal & Practical Guides    7. Reference    8. Technology & Industrial Arts    9. Fire protection & safety   


    5. The New Way Things Work
    by Houghton Mifflin/Walter Lorraine Books
    Hardcover (26 October, 1998)
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    Isbn: 0395938473
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    "Is it a fact--or have I dreamt it--that, by means of electricity, the world of matter has become a great nerve, vibrating thousands of miles in a breathless point of time?" If you, like Nathaniel Hawthorne, are kept up at night wondering about how things work--from electricity to can openers--then you and your favorite kids shouldn't be a moment longer without David Macaulay's Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing Book for the Inquisitive.
    This was one of my favorite books as a child, and is a great deal of the reason why I have such an interest in science.The explanations are well written for anyone to understand, and the diagrams really help the reader understand the science better.If you, like me, take things apart to find out how they work, this is the book for you.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great book
    The book was a gift. It helps in the learning process.
    5-0 out of 5 stars A Work of Art
    "The Way Things Work" took almost three years to create. A cute and sometimes silly "Great Wooly Mammoth" makes his appearance throughout the book. The facial expressions and animal antics are at times very amusing.
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    Subjects:  1. Children's Books/Ages 9-12 Science    2. Children: Young Adult (Gr. 7-9)    3. Juvenile Nonfiction    4. Popular works    5. Reference - General    6. Science & Nature - General    7. Technology    8. Technology (General)    9. Technology - How Things Work/Are Made    10. General science    11. Juvenile Nonfiction / Science & Technology / How Things Work    12. Technology & Applied Sciences   


    6. The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition
    by Longman
    Paperback (23 July, 1999)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Composition teachers throughout the English-speaking world have been pushing this book on their students since it was first published in 1957.Co-author White later revised it, and it remains the most compact and lucid handbook we have for matters of basic principles of composition, grammar, word usage and misusage, and writing style. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Do You Dread Looking Things Up?
    The Elements of Style makes grammatical research so easy, you'll want to look up things you'd always wondered about but thought would take too much time. Recently someone asked me about the use of the serial comma, and, as it was about text we were going to put on the dust jacket of a book, it was sufficiently important to look up. It turned out to be the second item in the Table of Contents. First you get the general rule, in this case "In a series of three or more terms with a single conjunction, use a comma after each term except the last." The example given is "gold, silver, or copper." The sole exception is a series of names in a business: "Brown, Shipley and Co." There! With thirty seconds effort, the issue was adjudicated. I can't recommend it highly enough. Thank God for the Fourth Edition. My Third Edition is dog-eared with use.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Important Reading
    This little book is important reading for any one who has or is desiring to write. One of the best things that I could say about the book is that it is full of examples that are juxtaposed. Every element is clearly defined in such a way that any one can easily see the difference between the examples given. This book is a "how to" book for proper use of english in written form. It seemingly covers everything you could imagine from the use of commas and omiting needless words to expressing yourself clearly and not overwriting. The five chapters are: 1. Elementary Rules of Usage 2. Elementary Principles of Composition 3. A Few Matters of Form 4. Words and Expressions Commonly Misused 5. An Approach to Style.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Indispensable!
    Anyone doing any writing, regardless of the purpose, must have a copy of this handy little reference book right next to their dictionary and thesaurus. "Elements of Style" is an indispensable little guide full of superb tips for the correct use of the English language. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Composition & Creative Writing - General    2. English Composition    3. English language    4. Grammar    5. Language    6. Language Arts & Disciplines    7. Literary style    8. Reference    9. Report writing    10. Rhetoric    11. Style    12. Technical Writing    13. Writing Skills    14. English    15. Technology / Technical Writing    16. Writing & editing guides   


    7. The Art of Innovation: Lessons in Creativity from IDEO, America's Leading Design Firm
    by Currency
    Hardcover (16 January, 2001)
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    Isbn: 0385499841
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    IDEO, the world's leading design firm, is the brain trust that's behindsome of the more brilliant innovations of the past 20 years--from the Applemouse, the Polaroid i-Zone instant camera, and the Palm V to the "fat" toothbrushfor kids and a self-sealing water bottle for dirt bikers. Not surprisingly,companies all over the world have long wondered what they could learn from IDEO,to come up with better ideas for their own products, services, and operations.In this terrific book from IDEO general manager Tom Kelley (brother of founderDavid Kelley), IDEO finally delivers--but thankfully not in the step-by-step,flow-chart-filled "process speak" of most how-you-can-do-what-we-do businessbooks. Sure, there are some good bulleted lists to be found here--such as thesecrets of successful brainstorming, the qualities of "hot teams," and, towardthe end, 10 key ingredients for "How to Create Great Products and Services,"including "One Click Is Better Than Two" (the simpler, the better) and "GoofProof" (no bugs).Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely interesting and motivating!
    Tom Kelly presents us with a rare book that protrays interesting insights into how one can be innovative. He gives us hope that you need not be incredibly smart or technological enabled to be among the elite innovators.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Must have
    Not every designer but also every innovative business-man should read this book. I've read many design-management books and applied many technics to improve innovation, but only this book tells you what is wrong and what is right with the best big test area in the world, IDEO.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Innovating the process of Innovation
    Full of information about the development of innovative products and services ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Business & Economics    2. Business / Economics / Finance    3. Business/Economics    4. Case studies    5. Corporate & Business History - Strategies    6. Creative ability    7. Creative ability in business    8. Economics - General    9. New Product Development    10. Operations Research    11. Structural Adjustment    12. Technological innovations    13. Technology    14. Business & Economics / General   


    8. Physics: Principles with Applications (6th Edition)
    by Prentice Hall
    Hardcover (09 August, 2004)
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    Isbn: 0130606200
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars outstanding
    I used Giancoli as my primary text in high school, and found it to be a superb text. I think those complaining of a lack of worked problems are missing the entire point of this text and the essence of studying physics. This book is about understanding physics principles and the equations you use to solve physics problems. You will find that with this understanding (certainly provided by this excellent text), the need for mindless ploughing through physics problems is lost. You will be able to solve physics problems on the basis of your conceptual understanding of the problems. So many students rely on rote learning and repetition by doing hundreds of questions. Sure, you might be able to attack similar problems for the next week or so, but as soon as you stop practicing, the skill is lost. True mastery of physics comes from appreciation of principles, not mere recognition of patterns in problems...this text will help you achieve such an appreciation.
    4-0 out of 5 stars A pretty good intro book for calculus based physics
    I once taught a calculus based physics coursed using this text.I found as good as the other standard texts: Both the book by Serway and the book by Halliday and Resnick.The ideas are presented clearly, without too many words, and the examples are well picked. I suspect, as happened to me, that you will appreciate the calculus better after getting past a calculus based physics course. Despite containing a few errors, a good return on your investment relative to the cost of this text, is the supplementary Schaum's outline: Physics for Engineers and Science. Each chapter of this Schaum's reviews things concisely, and is filled with tons of worked out sample problems. Try hard to work out these problem sets first, before looking at the solutions. Your grades will reflect YOUR efforts.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Clear and nice physics book for intro students
    I know physics is hard for all of us, but this book is very clear in explaining physics.It does not involve in calculus, so usually it is better for most students who never took physics.So if you did not take physics class before, I highly recommend this book because it does not use pompous or intricate words that most science textbook writers do.Not only is it an easy reading, but also it has awesome questions and problems that make you think and that check whether you know really physics.
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    9. Basic Blueprint Reading and Sketching
    by Thomson Delmar Learning
    Paperback (04 November, 1998)
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    Isbn: 0766808416
    Sales Rank: 524845
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Basic Blueprint Reading and Sketching
    This book is excellent for teaching the basic's of blueprint reading.Great illustrations, and assignment sheets. Would highly recommend it for employee training !! Read more

    Subjects:  1. Blueprints    2. Construction - General    3. Drafting & Mechanical Drawing    4. Freehand technical sketching    5. Science/Mathematics    6. Technical & Manufacturing Trades    7. Technology    8. Technology & Industrial Arts    9. Handicrafts    10. Hobbies, Quizzes & Games    11. Technology / Technical & Manufacturing Industries & Trades    12. Technology: General Issues   


    10. Technical Communication (10th Edition)
    by Longman
    Paperback (21 February, 2005)
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    Isbn: 0321270762
    Sales Rank: 28166
    Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Better Writing
    This book is a step-by-step instruction to different kinds of technical writing. It is easy to understand and follow. The topics are well organized and clearly outlined, which makes it easy to read.
    5-0 out of 5 stars teacher ed. unexpected
    i was supprised that it was the teachers edition but it will still be usefull thanks

    3-0 out of 5 stars This book is better than what some reviewers write!
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    Subjects:  1. Communication of technical information    2. Science/Mathematics    3. Technical Writing    4. Technology    5. Technology & Industrial Arts    6. English    7. Technology / Technical Writing    8. Technology: General Issues    9. Writing & editing guides   


    11. Out of Iraq: A Practical Plan for Withdrawal Now
    by Simon & Schuster
    Paperback (03 October, 2006)
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    Isbn: 1416534563
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A RealisticApproach To Solving Problem
    Once again George McGovern makes a logical and realistic view on an important world issue. I would suggest all read this volume and give serious consideration to the plan suggested. Thank you to both authors!

    5-0 out of 5 stars A decent,sound way to make Americans and Iraqis safer.
    This book is so much more than a lot ofextremely important information about Iraq.It proposes an American withdrawal based on our highest American ideals -- treating the Iraqis as we would want to be treated in similar circumstances.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Best Book on Iraq Yet
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    12. Six Minutes to Freedom: How a Band of Heros Defied a Dictator and Helped Free a Nation
    by C Hardcover
    Hardcover (01 July, 2006)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A Good Rescue Story, BUT....
    I couldn't help but come to two entirely and separate conclusions in reading this book:
    5-0 out of 5 stars Don't let the cover fool you, this is a Clancy-esque non-fiction story that's not just about Special OPS!
    Don't be dissuaded by reviewers who haven't read this book!
    1-0 out of 5 stars this is propaganda and lies
    If this man took a the time to know the history of U.S. involvment in Panama he would know that it was the U.S. that put Noriega in power in the first place.it was also the U.S. that killed the previouse leader of Panama,Omar TorriJos.Who apposed U.S. control of his county.
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    13. OBD II Fault Codes Reference Guide
    by Kotzig Publishing, Inc.
    Paperback (07 March, 2003)
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    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    3-0 out of 5 stars When purchased with Actron CP9150 ...
    The reference guide provides fault codes using a large font.Great for folks like myself who don't like using reading glasses.
    3-0 out of 5 stars OBD II Diagnostic Fault Codes
    This book, valuable as it may be, should have been included with it's sister book The OBDII Bible by the same author.5-0 out of 5 stars 4000 fault codes in one place!
    Yes, it has over 4000 fault codes, unbelievable.This book is great for me because I work on cars (family and friends) on the weekend, and spare time.My fault code reader shows me the fault code and no text.I could go online and check what the faults mean, but the internet doesn't go where I am, plus not one site has a complete list.This book has helped me get the code definitions to repair what is wrong with the car.OBD II Diagnostics Secrets Reveled and this book has helped me go to the next level in fixing cars.I recommend this book to anyone who needs a Complete reference of OBD II fault codes.Great Book! ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Automotive - Repair & Maintenance    2. Automotive Maintenance And Repair    3. Automotive Mechanics    4. General    5. Technology & Industrial Arts    6. Transportation    7. Motor cars: general interest    8. Transportation / Automotive / Repair & Maintenance / General    9. Vehicle maintenance   


    14. Technical Communication
    by Bedford/St. Martin's
    Paperback (14 July, 2003)
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    Isbn: 0312403380
    Sales Rank: 13313
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Expensive for Students, Expansive for Instructors
    I have been teaching with Markel's 7th ed. for almost two years now, and I find that the book provides a springboard for all sorts of discussions into the wild world of Technical Writing. I can typically get through about three quarters of the book in a semester, and I am constantly tweaking the class to allow students more access to the material from this book.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Owner's review
    This book is in awesome shape, I used it for an online course, so i have never carried in a book bag.No markings, and very very minimal corners bent.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Interesting and real world scenarios
    I teach technical writing at a community college and frequently switched textbooks until I discovered Mike Markel's.It is well organized, gives 8 measures of excellence in technical writing that students quickly grasp, has very up-to-date scenarios that prompt critical reading and writing and the online quizzes and resources are the frosting on the cake.This book is a great tool for educators, students and absolutely anyone who wishes to write in a professional manner. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Composition & Creative Writing - Academic    2. Language Arts / Linguistics / Literacy    3. Science/Mathematics    4. Technical Writing    5. Technology    6. Telecommunications    7. Language Arts & Disciplines / Composition & Creative Writing   


    15. What Went Wrong?, Fourth Edition: Case Studies of Process Plant Disasters
    by Gulf Professional Publishing
    Hardcover (23 June, 1998)
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    Isbn: 0884159205
    Sales Rank: 94936
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Learn from other people and other companies mistakes
    Learning from other people and other companies mistakes is better than to gain experience through our own mistakes, especially if those are relate to safety.
    5-0 out of 5 stars A Master Class In Hazard Avoidance And Mitigation
    "What Went Wrong?" is a well thought-out book on practical safety in the chemical processing industry. The book recounts numerous actual process plant accidents and incidents, includes causes and effects, and avoidance and mitigation practices.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Itemized Case History of Accidents in the Chemical Industry
    What I like most about this book is its index and table of contents. It is easy to find a type of accident. For example, when I turned to page 291, I found an exact, simple description of the dangers resulting from the flow of a non-conducting liquid, i.e., one with a low dielectric constant --- like toluene (2.4 compared to water with a constant of 80). "The danger is that a spark could discharge between a body of liquid and grounded metal." In other words, a high voltage shock will knock you off your feet.
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    16. Signal Processing and Linear Systems
    by Oxford University Press, USA
    Hardcover (24 February, 2000)
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    Isbn: 0195219171
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book to understand DSP basics
    This book is the best available in market to understand the basics of Signal Processing with crisp explanations and very good mathematical treatment. Still I feel that, after reading this book one must switch to EITHER the book by Proakis and Manolakis OR the book by Oppenheim for more thorough knowledge. The knowledge gained from Prof Lathi's book makes others easy to comprehend. I would strongly recommend this book to any novice in Signal Processing domain.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Mathematically rigorous but explaining physical significance
    This book clearly explains the physical significance of many phenomenon and topics that we come across in this subject. The most striking feature is that it does so from the fundamental linear differential equation and gives us very good insight of the subject and a sense of completeness . Definitely its better than Oppenheim book which deals the subject a bit more mathematical.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Better to get Oppenheim Schafer Buck
    The Lathi book is fine, and covers both continuous and discrete signals, but is a little hard to read at times.A better book that covers both is the one by Oppenheim & Willsky.And if you want a much better book for the discrete side of things then get Discrete-Time Signal Processingby Oppenheim, Schafer, & Buck.
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    17. War Made New: Technology, Warfare, and the Course of History: 1500 to Today
    by Gotham
    Hardcover (19 October, 2006)
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    Isbn: 1592402224
    Sales Rank: 271
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    Subjects:  1. History    2. History - Military / War    3. Military    4. Military - General    5. Military History - Modern    6. Military art and science    7. Military history, Modern    8. Ordnance    9. Technological innovations    10. History / Military / General   


    18. Innovation: The Five Disciplines for Creating What Customers Want
    by Crown Business
    Hardcover (08 August, 2006)
    list price: $27.50 -- our price: $18.15
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    Isbn: 0307336697
    Sales Rank: 1487
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Start with the NABC's
    I suggest that the reader start with chapter 5: "It's as Simple as NABC." To me the how-to description of the value creation process is the heart of the book.Articulating the Need, Approach, Benefit and Competition sounds easy, even simplistic.It turns out to be hard, but very stimulating work togo through ten or twenty iterations until a compelling proposition is created.Why work so hard using such a simple process?I suggest that the reader go next to chapter 17: "A Foundation for National Competitiveness in a World of Abundance."To quote: "We live in a world of abundance.Only through innnovation can this abundannce be converted to growth, prosperty, and the quality of life."The rest of the chapters fill in the context for innovation and provide nuts and bolts details on implementation.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Practitioners guide to extraordinary customer value creation
    This practical and accessible book eloquently argues that innovation is much more predictable and achievable when the right process is used to guide those involved in the innovative effort.The authors leave no doubt as to what the process is, or who is involved.It's the 5 Disciplines for Creating What Customers Want.And these disciplines involve everyone in the firm--not just a few guiding superstars.Rather then a long list of new and complex concepts, the 5 Disciplines will probably appear as common sense to most readers.The authors forcefully argue that innovation is what enables the world's inhabitants to choose between living in scarcity or abundance, and that the best guide to innovation in the post-industrial "Exponential Economy" is to focus on Customer Value Creation (CVC).This is a book for practitioners, not theorists, although the latter will find the models offered provide fertile ground for validation and refinement.For the practitioner, the 5 Disciplines unfold in short, easy-to comprehend chapters that invite immediate application to one's current place of employment.Sprinkled liberally in the 300+ pages between the covers are suggestions for immediate application of a principle just presented and short stories that illustrate the authors' practical experience in putting their proposals into action.While SRI is most likely a place very unlike any firm at which you've ever worked, the book's slight bias towards fundamental research and innovation (vs. incremental product enhancement) entices the reader to always think first about what's most important.To, as the authors suggest in the early pages, put your innovative energy into new pain killers, not vitamins.At the end of the day, you want the results of your innovation to alleviate real pain, to not be just a genericundifferentiated "nice-to-have".This book is an excellent guide to anyone, or organization, ready to sign up to this goal.

    2-0 out of 5 stars This is a BAD book on innovation
    This is a BAD book on innovation
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    19. The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger
    by Princeton University Press
    Hardcover (20 March, 2006)
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    Isbn: 0691123241
    Sales Rank: 5033
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars How innovation changed an industry and the world...
    This book not only offers a fascinating glimpse into the world of shipping but also a fascinating look at how disruptive innovation can be. You get a front row seat to changes wrought by the mighty shipping container. In this very well researched book the author provides wonderful glimpses into the labour aspects, international trade aspects, finanace, technical aspects, and actual ship design & contruction. The book is destined to become a classic in detailing how innovation can radically change an industry and the world.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Boxing in goods unleashes globalization: The world is not flat
    In "On the waterfront," perhaps the saddest point of the film is where Fr. Barry eulogizes K. O. Duggan, killed off by the mob. But Marc Levinson has located a larger villain, the real force that killed off so many longshoremen's careers: the standardized shipping container. While a highly trained crane operator working today's docks earns $120,000 a year, their numbers are few and few of them are former longshoremen or sons of longshoremen. And cargo handling costs have dropped over 90%. Yet this is only the start. The shipping container reducedspoilage, theft, insurance costs, delays, and the entire cost of going global. 3-0 out of 5 stars Not for anyone who doesn't work in logistics
    If you work in logistics, buy this book.It is well worth trudging through the tedious parts to get to the gems.With some severe editing, pictures and diagrams it could be a best seller.But the presentation is more like that of a sterile textbook than popular writing.As someone who worked in logistics I found it interesting.But it is certainly not a book that anyone will read again and again. ... Read more

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    20. Introduction to Human Factors Engineering (2nd Edition)
    by Prentice Hall
    Hardcover (20 November, 2003)
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    Isbn: 0131837362
    Sales Rank: 112078
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Good introduction to Human Factors Engineering
    Wickens et al. really fill the gap between system engineering and cognitive psychology. I have found quite a few of books of this kind. 5-0 out of 5 stars Extraordinary!
    Wickens is a true pioneer in the field of human factors who fills the gap between (system) engineering and cognitive psychology with great diligence and competence. This book, "An Introduction to Human Factors Engineering", is another excellent reference tool made for engineers to integrate psychologic research results in their creations; I read it in combination with Wickens' "Engineering Psychology and Human Performance", which concentrates rather on the psychological perspective of human factors than on practical design advices. Both books have considerable overlappings, and are similar to each other, even in the structure of the chapters; nevertheless, I highly recommend them both. I have not (yet) found better literature for this field.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Valuable introduction and future resource to Human Factors,
    Informative presentation of basic Human Factors principles from a psychology perspective.Touches on Cognition, Perception, and the Design Process.The last of which is extremely valuable for any UI design.Handy reference tool. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Ergonomics/Human Engineering    2. General    3. Human engineering    4. Industrial Design - General    5. Psychology    6. Occupational & industrial psychology    7. Occupational / industrial health & safety    8. Production engineering    9. Psychology & Psychiatry / General    10. Technical design   


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