Friday, October 10, 2008

Strategic Supply Chain Management

Strategic Supply Chain Management

# Author: Shoshanah Cohen, Joseph Roussel
# Publisher: McGraw-Hill;
# Size: 3 MB
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 0071432175
# ISBN-13: 978-0071432177

From the Back Cover

How today's industry leaders are building supply chain efficiencies--and creating long-term competitive advantage

Supply chain management is among the most complex and difficult activities in today's environment of shorter lead times, tighter delivery schedules, and dramatically increased product variety. It is also among the most important.

Strategic Supply Chain Management explores the knowledge, techniques, and strategies necessary to create value and achieve competitive advantage from your supply chain. Based on the hands-on experiences of PRTM, the global leader in supply chain management and innovation, this all-in-one guidebook and reference features:

* In-depth and illustrative profiles of seven leading and distinct supply chain organizations, ranging from Eli Lilly to the U.S. Department of Defense
* Strategies built around the Supply Chain Operations Reference-model (SCOR) for increasing both the internal and external productivity of your company's supply chain
* Guidelines for honestly assessing--and incrementally improving--your company's interaction with its supply chain partners

Strategic Supply Chain Management establishes a new standard for building a low-maintenance, high-performance supply chain. Short on theory and long on proven strategies of well-known companies, it will help any organization align its supply chain with its business goals.

"We have to get a handle on our supply chain."

These words have become a standard corner-office lament in today's no-room-for-error business arena. But even when companies address their most glaring supply chain challenges, they can still find that cost-effective and strategic supply chain management is hard to achieve.

Strategic Supply Chain Management is the authoritative, all-in-one reference and guidebook for creating value and competitive advantage for each core supply chain process: plan, source, make, deliver, and return. Written by two consultants from global supply chain leader and innovator PRTM--creators of the PACE® product development framework as well as the industry-standard SCOR reference model--this authoritative book helps you understand the core disciplines that arise from best practices and advanced systems in supply chain management. Those disciplines are:

* View your supply chain as a strategic asset--and establish your organization's basis for competition, developing a supply chain strategy that supports it
* Develop an end-to-end process architecture--and manage your business practices and supporting information systems to continuously address the needs of your organization
* Design your organization for performance--and ensure you have the skills necessary to develop and manage the complex supply chains of the future
* Build the right collaborative model--and continuously improve the state of your relationships with your supply chain partners
* Use metrics to drive business success--and manage continuous improvement within the supply chain

Decision makers and managers charged with the operation of an organization's supply chain can become overwhelmed with the day-to-day demands of the task, leaving them little time to ponder the whats, whys, and why-nots of their responsibilities. Strategic Supply Chain Management moves beyond business cycles and shifting management emphases to examine how organizations are building the core competencies that will determine tomorrow's competitive landscape. As we are thrust headfirst into the 21st century, this timely book outlines the techniques, technologies, and rules that will allow manufacturers to confront the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities that are right around the corner.

Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics

Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics

# Author: Stan Gibilisco
# Publisher: McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics;
# Size: 7 MB
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 0071459332
# ISBN-13: 978-0071459334

From the Back Cover
Quickly and easily learn the hows and whys behind basic electricity, electronics, and communications –- at your own pace, in your own home

Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics offers easy-to-follow lessons in electricity and electronics fundamentals and applications from a master teacher, with minimal math, plenty of illustrations and practical examples, and test-yourself questions that make learning go more quickly. Great for preparing for amateur and commercial licensing exams, this trusted guide offers uniquely thorough coverage, ranging from dc and ac concepts and circuits to semiconductors and integrated circuits.

The best course –- and source –- in basic electronics

* Starts with the basics and takes you through advanced applications such as radiolocation and robotics
* Packed with learning-enhancing features: clear illustrations, practical examples, and hundreds of test questions
* Helps you solve current-voltage-resistance-impedance problems and make power calculations
* Teaches simple circuit concepts and techniques for optimizing system efficiency
* Explains the theory behind advanced audio systems and amplifiers for live music
* Referenced by thousands of students and professionals
* Written by an author whose name is synonymous with clarity and practical sense

Updated to reflect the latest technological trends! The Fourth Edition features new information on:

* Wireless technology
* Computers and the Internet
* Transducers
* Sensors
* Robotics
* Audio systems
* Navigation
* Radiolocation
* Integrated circuits

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Emergency Vascular Surgery

Emergency Vascular Surgery
A Practical Guide
Author: Wahlberg, Eric, Olofsson, Pär, Goldstone, Jerry
Size: 11 MB
Springer Science + Business Media
ISBN: 978-3-540-44393-3

About this book
* A practical aid in emergency situations
* Brief and easy-to-retrieve information
* Indispensable for all surgeons dealing with vascular emergencies

Emergency Vascular Surgery provides detailed guidelines to any physician treating patients with emergency vascular disorders, such as ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms, acute limb ischemia, vascular trauma, iatrogenic vascular injuries and complications to vascular surgery. It provides an introduction to vascular surgical operations and focuses on how to manage patients from the emergency ward through the urgent operation and all the way to the immediate postoperative period. Numerous figures illustrate the particular points in vascular techniques and diagnostic problems in the emergency situation.
Written for:

Residents and trainees in vascular surgery, emergency physicians
Keywords: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms|Complications|Emergency Surgery|Vascular Disease|Vascular Trauma

Advanced Wired and Wireless Networks

Advanced Wired and Wireless Networks
Author: Wysocki, Tadeusz A.; Dadej, Arek; Wysocki, Beata J. (Eds.)
Size: 10 MB
Publisher: Springer Science + Business Media, Inc.
ISBN: 978-0-387-22781-8
About this book
ADVANCED WIRED AND WIRELESS NETWORKS brings the reader a sample of recent research efforts representative of advances in the areas of recognized importance for the future Internet, such as ad hoc networking, mobility support and performance improvements in advanced networks and protocols.

In Part I, we bring ad-hoc networking closer to the reality of practical use. The focus is on more advanced scalable routing suitable for large networks, directed flooding useful in information dissemination networks, as well as self-configuration and security issues important in practical deployments. Part II illustrates the efforts towards development of advanced mobility support techniques (beyond traditional "mobile phone net") and Mobile IP technologies. The issues range from prediction based mobility support, through context transfer during Mobile IP handoff, to service provisioning platforms for heterogeneous networks. The focus of the final section concerns the performance of networks and protocols. Furthermore this section illustrates researchers’ interest in protocol enhancement requests for improved performance with advanced networks, reliable and efficient multicast methods in unreliable networks, and composite scheduling in programmable/active networks where computing resources equal network performance as transmission bandwidth.

ADVANCED WIRED AND WIRELESS NETWORKS is structured to meet the needs of a professional audience in industry, as well as graduate-level students in computer science and engineering.
Written for:

Professional audience in industry, graduate-level students in Computer Science and Engineering

Modelling and Simulation

Modelling and Simulation
Exploring Dynamic System Behaviour
Author: Birta, Louis G., Arbez, Gilbert
ISBN: 978-1-84628-621-6
Size: 3 MB

About this textbook
* Only textbook to give a balanced and integrated presentation of modelling and simulation activity for both Discrete Event Dynamic Systems (DEDS) and Continuous Time Dynamic Systems (CTDS)
* A project-oriented approach for developing the modelling and simulation methodology
* Novel and contemporary approach to the stages of a modelling and simulation project
* Comprehensive coverage of verification and validation
* OpenDesire and GPSS via authors' website

The application of modelling and simulation is unconstrained by discipline boundaries. It provides support for the planning, design and evaluation of system behaviour, as well as the evaluation of strategies for dynamic system transformation and change.

Modelling and Simulation: Exploring Dynamic System Behaviour provides the reader with a balanced and integrated presentation of the modelling and simulation activity for both Discrete Event Dynamic Systems (DEDS) and Continuous Time Dynamic Systems (CTDS). Unconstrained by discipline boundaries, this book presents the fundamentals necessary to understand the many important facets of the modeling and simulation methodology. For example, a novel project-oriented approach clearly reveals the dependency of model structure and granularity on project goals.

Features include:

• A goal (i.e. project) oriented approach for developing the modelling and simulation methodology
• Simulation program development is illustrated in a variety of programming environments
• Extensively illustrated with numerous practical examples and useful optimization algorithms
• Presentation and use of a novel conceptual modelling approach for DEDS
• Describes the process for incorporating parameter optimization into the modeling and simulation activity
• Includes primer appendices for each of two (public domain) simulation software environments
• Public domain simulation software and a variety of teaching support material are available at a website maintained by the authors

Written for students taking a first course in modelling and simulation at either the senior undergraduate & junior graduate levels, this interdisciplinary presentation provides an essential foundation on the topic. It is also ideally suited for self-study by professionals and others who require insight into the features and potential of this rapidly evolving problem solving paradigm.
Written for: Advanced undergraduates and graduates, lecturers
Keywords: Conceptual models|Continuous time dynamic systems|Event-scheduling simulation programs|Modelling dynamic sytems|Process-oriented simulation programs

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Planning and Scheduling in Manufacturing and Services

Planning and Scheduling in Manufacturing and Services
Author: Pinedo, Michael L.
ISBN: 978-0-387-22198-4
Size: 3.2 MB

About this textbook

This book focuses on planning and scheduling applications. Planning and scheduling are forms of decision-making that play an important role in most manufacturing and services industries. The planning and scheduling functions in a company typically use analytical techniques and heuristic methods to allocate its limited resources to the activities that have to be done.

The application areas considered in this book are divided into manufacturing applications and services applications. The book covers five areas in manufacturing: project scheduling, job shop scheduling, scheduling of flexible assembly systems, economic lot scheduling, and planning and scheduling in supply chains. It covers four areas in services: reservations and timetabling, tournament scheduling, planning and scheduling in transportation, and workforce scheduling. At the end of each chapter, a case study or a system implementation is described in detail. Numerous examples and exercises throughout the book illustrate the material presented. The fundamentals concerning the methodologies used in the application chapters are covered in the appendices.

The book comes with a CD-ROM that contains various sets of powerpoint slides. The CD also contains several planning and scheduling systems that have been developed in academia as well as generic optimization software that has been developed in industry.

This book is suitable for more advanced students in industrial engineering and operations research as well as graduate students in business.

Michael Pinedo is the Julius Schlesinger Professor of Operations Management in the Stern School of Business at New York University. His research interests lie in the theoretical and applied aspects of planning and scheduling. He has written numerous papers on the theory of deterministic and stochastic scheduling and has also consulted extensively in industry. He has been actively involved in the development of several large industrial planning and scheduling systems.
Written for: Graduate students, researchers

Strength Analysis in Geomechanics

Strength Analysis in Geomechanics
Author: Elsoufiev, Serguey A.
ISBN: 978-3-540-37052-9
Size: 3.8 MB

About this book

This book presents a new approach for the solution of geomechanical problems - it explicitly takes into account deformation and fractures of soils in explicitly, which are neglected in classical methods although these properties create important effects. The method reveals the influence of the form of a structure on its ultimate state. It considers the rheological law which accounts for large strains, and a non-linear unsteady creep, an influence of a stress state type, an initial anisotropy, and damages is introduced. The whole approach takes into account five types of non-linearity (physical as well as geometrical ones) and contains several new ideas. For example, the fracture is considered as a process, and the difference between the body and an element of the material is taken into account which only deforms and fails because it is in the structure. In addition, the simplicity of some non-linear computations against the consequently linear ones is featured.
Written for: For graduate students and researchers in Mechanical and Geomechanical Engineering

Keywords: Creep | Deformation | Elastic Deformation | Fracture | Nonlinear Strain | Plastic Deformation

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The Evolving Brain

The Evolving Brain: The Mind and the Neural Control of Behavior
# Author : C. H. Vanderwolf
# Publisher: Springer;
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 038734229X
# ISBN-13: 978-0387342290
# Size : 1 MB

Product Description

Present-day behavioral and cognitive neuroscience is based on the idea that the conventional philosophical theory of the mind provides a reliable guide to the functional organization of the brain. Consequently, much effort has been expended in a search for the neural basis of such psychological categories as memory, attention, emotion, motivation, and perception. This book argues that (a) conventional psychological concepts originate from the philosophical speculations of ancient Greek philosophers, especially Plato and Aristotle; (b) there is serious doubt that these ancient philosophical analyses provide a reliable guide to the understanding of the human mind, human behavior, or the organization of the brain; and (c) that modern scientific studies of animal behavior provide a better guide to the study of the functional organization of the brain than is provided by conventional psychological concepts.

Civil Engineering Handbook

W.F. Chen - University of Hawaii, Honolulu, USA
J.Y. Richard Liew - National University of Singapore
CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849309588
ISBN 10: 0849309581
Size : 24 MB

# New chapters in key areas of materials, transportation, hydraulics, and construction engineering
# Major updates in every section that reflect recent advances in research, materials, methods, and tools
# Increased emphasis on computer-aided design and computer -aided engineering
# Resources for efficient problem solving, including design and analysis tables, decision charts, a multitude of formulas, and more than 1200 illustrations
# Fast access to reliable information in every area of civil engineering

First published in 1995, the award-winning Civil Engineering Handbook soon became known as the field's definitive reference. To retain its standing as a complete, authoritative resource, the editors have incorporated into this edition the many changes in techniques, tools, and materials that over the last seven years have found their way into civil engineering research and practice.

The Civil Engineering Handbook, Second Edition is more comprehensive than ever. You'll find new, updated, and expanded coverage in every section. In fact, more than 1/3 of the handbook is new or substantially revised. In particular you'll find increased focus on computing reflecting the rapid advances in computer technology that has revolutionized many aspects of civil engineering.

You'll use it as a survey of the field, you'll use it to explore a particular subject, but most of all you'll use The Civil Engineering Handbook to answer the problems, questions, and conundrums you encounter in practice.

Monday, September 29, 2008

The Emotional Intelligence Activity Book

The Emotional Intelligence Activity Book: 50 Activities for Promoting EQ at Work
# Author: Adele B. Lynn
# Size: 1.4 MB
# Publisher: AMACOM; 1 edition (December 26, 2001)
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 0814471234
# ISBN-13: 978-0814471234

Product Description
We've all heard of "IQ"...but what's "EQ?" It's "Emotional Quotient" (aka Emotional Intelligence), and experts say that EQ is a greater predictor of success at work than IQ. Companies are increasingly looking for ways to motivate and develop their employees' emotional intelligence. This book presents trainers and coaches with 50 innovative exercises to be used for either individuals or groups.

The activities found in the book are grouped according to the various core competencies associated with Emotional Intelligence:

* Self-Awareness and Control: an awareness of one's values, emotions, skills, and drives, and the ability to control one's emotional responses * Empathy: an understanding of how others perceive situations * Social Expertness: the ability to build relationships based on an assumption of human equality * Mastery of Vision: the development and communication of a personal philosophy

The book also includes suggested training combinations and coaching tips.

The Emotionally Intelligent Workplace

How to Select For, Measure, and Improve Emotional Intelligence in Individuals, Groups, and Organizations

# Editor: Cary Cherniss, Daniel Goleman
# Size: 1.7 MB
# Publisher: Jossey-Bass
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 0787956902
# ISBN-13: 978-0787956905

Product Description
How does emotional intelligence as a competency go beyond the individual to become something a group or entire organization can build and utilize collectively? Written primarily by members of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations, founded by recognized EI experts Daniel Goleman and Cary Cherniss, this groundbreaking compendium examines the conceptual and strategic issues involved in defining, measuring and promoting emotional intelligence in organizations. The book's contributing authors share fifteen models that have been field-tested and empirically validated in existing organizations. They also detail twenty-two guidelines for promoting emotional intelligence and outline a variety of measurement strategies for assessing emotional and social competence in organizations.

The New Guide to Aquarium Fish

A comprehensive and authoritative guide to tropical freshwater, brackish, and marine fishes

Author: Mary Bailey and Gina Sandford
Size: 11 MB

The Theory of the Design of Experiments

The Theory of the Design of Experiments (Monographs on Statistics and Applied Probability)

# Author: D.R. Cox (Author), N. Reid (Author)
# Size: 2 MB
# Publisher: Chapman & Hall/CRC
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 158488195X
# ISBN-13: 978-1584881957

Product Description
Why study the theory of experiment design? Although it can be useful to know about special designs for specific purposes, experience suggests that a particular design can rarely be used directly. It needs adaptation to accommodate the circumstances of the experiment. Successful designs depend upon adapting general theoretical principles to the special constraints of individual applications. Written for a general audience of researchers across the range of experimental disciplines, The Theory of the Design of Experiments presents the major topics associated with experiment design, focusing on the key concepts and the statistical structure of those concepts. The authors keep the level of mathematics elementary, for the most part, and downplay methods of data analysis. Their emphasis is firmly on design, but appendices offer self-contained reviews of algebra and some standard methods of analysis. From their development in association with agricultural field trials, through their adaptation to the physical sciences, industry, and medicine, the statistical aspects of the design of experiments have become well refined. In statistics courses of study, however, the design of experiments very often receives much less emphasis than methods of analysis. The Theory of the Design of Experiments fills this potential gap in the education of practicing statisticians, statistics students, and researchers in all fields.

A Basic Guide for Valuing a Company

  • Author: Wilbur M. Yegge
  • Size: 1 MB
  • Publisher: Wiley;
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471150479
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471150473

Product Description
The Groundwork of Company Valuation for First-time Buyers and Sellers

A Basic Guide for Valuing a Company has helped thousands of first-time buyers and sellers realize a fair, substantiated value for small businesses. Now in its Second Edition, this book covers common valuation techniques and myths, tips for determining tangible and intangible values, sample balance sheets and income statements, and approaches to valuing start-up technology and dot-com businesses.

This nuts-and-bolts guide addresses publicly traded and privately held firms, including traditional brick-and-mortar companies and the intellectual property industry. With a clear, concise writing style, the author walks readers through common practices for valuing, from collecting data to arriving at a saleable figure for all types of businesses, including professional practice, manufacturing, wholesale distributors, and a variety of retail operations. This new edition features perspectives on nontraditional valuation practices, guidance for using an excess earnings method, and an abundance of case studies from actual companies.

Applied Statistics and Probability for Engineers

Applied Statistics and Probability for Engineers

  • Author: Douglas C. Montgomery, George C. Runger
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Size: 14 MB
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470099402
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470099407
From the Back Cover
Real Engineering Situations, Real Engineering Data
With Montgomery and Runger’s best-selling engineering statistics text, you can learn how to apply statistics to real engineering situations. The text shows you how to use statistical methods to design and develop new products, and new manufacturing systems and processes. You’ll gain a better understanding of how these methods are used in everyday work, and get a taste of practical engineering experience through real-world, engineering-based examples and exercises.

Now revised, this Fourth Edition of Applied Statistics and Probability for Engineers features many new homework exercises, including a greater variation of problems and more computer problems.

Key Features
  • The text treats all topics in a way that reflects today's engineering realities. In the probability chapters, the authors emphasize engineering-specific examples, rather than counting methods or artificial applications such as gambling.
  • Examples and exercises throughout the text use real data and real engineering situations.
  • Coverage of probability is lively and interesting. It is complete but concise so as not to take over the content of the entire text.
  • Thorough coverage of regression modeling, design of engineering experiments, and statistical process control from experts in these topics makes the book especially useful as a reference.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Practical Guide: Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults

The Practical Guide: Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults

# Item No.: 00-4084
# Availability: PDF (1.58MB)
# Format: NHLBI produced publications : Color
# Subject: Obesity and Physical Activity-Guidelines
# Audience: Health Professionals
# Language: English

This Guide was developed cooperatively by the North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO) and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). It is based on the Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults: Evidence Report developed by the NHLBI Expert Panel and released in June 1998. The Expert Panel used an evidence-based methodology to develop key recommendations for assessing and treating overweight and obese patients. The goal of the Practical Guide is to provide the tools you need to effectively manage your overweight and obese adult patients.

Options and Options Trading

Options and Options Trading : A Simplified Course That Takes You from Coin Tosses to Black-Scholes

# Size: 3 MB
# Publisher: McGraw-Hill;
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 0071432094
# ISBN-13: 978-0071432092

Product Description

An introduction to the complex world of options that every investor can use

Too many books on options trading make the mistake of assuming that readers can already tell a delta from a sigma summation. Options and Options Trading breaks the code that envelops the often-foreign language of options, providing an accessible introduction into how the options market works as it explains the rules that traders must understand if they hope to take part in this high-leverage, high-profit game. Author Robert Ward's goal is simple--to demystify the tangled world of options trading without leaving readers too confused and frustrated to continue. The book to read before continuing on to the more detailed, and much higher-level, existing library of options trading guides, Options and Options Trading features:

* End-of-chapter material including "Things to Think About" and "Key Concepts"
* Simplified explanations of complex mathematical equations
* Step-by-step rationales to help readers move from basic to complex

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Water Distribution System Handbook

  • Author: Larry W. Mays
  • Size: 32 MB
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 1 edition (September 30, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071342133
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071342131

Editorial Reviews
Product Description
All-in-one, state-of-the-art guide to safe drinking water Civil engineers and anyone else involved in any way with the design, analysis, operation, maintenance or rehabilitation of water distribution systems will find practical guidance in Water Distribution Systems Handbook. Experts selected by Handbook editor Larry W. Mays provide historical, present day, and future perspectives, as well as state-of-the-art details previously available only in specialized journals. You get a comprehensively detailed exploration of every facet of the hydraulics of pressurized flow; piping design and pipeline systems; storage issues; reliability analysis and distribution, and more. Detailed information on the latest technology contributions and on enhancements to the EPANET model are included. You'll also find case studies that range from the small municipal systems found in every U.S. town, to large systems common to great urban centers like New York, London and Paris.

Book Info
Provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art guide to water distribution systems. Presents detailed coverage of the latest methods, materials, techniques, and tools for water distribution systems. DLC: Water--Distributions.

Monday, September 8, 2008


  • Author: Zvi Bodie, Alex Kane, Alan J. Marcus
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Higher Education
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071263101
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071263108
  • Size: 12 MB

Saturday, September 6, 2008

PIC Basic Projects: 30 Projects using PIC BASIC and PIC BASIC PRO

PIC Basic Projects: 30 Projects using PIC BASIC and PIC BASIC PRO
by Dogan Ibrahim
# Size: 6.8 MB
# Publisher: Newnes

The Six Sigma Project Planner

The Six Sigma Project Planner : A Step-by-Step Guide to Leading a Six Sigma Project Through DMAIC
  • Author: Thomas Pyzdek
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill
  • Language: English
  • Size: 2.3 MB
  • ISBN-10: 0071411836
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071411837
Editorial Reviews
Product Description

Project management strategies for meeting Six Sigma project goals--on time and on budget

The Six Sigma Project Planner shows Six Sigma Black Belts and Green Belts how to use project management tools to complete Six Sigma improvements on time and on budget.

The Planner provides dozens of reproducible project management tools for following the proven Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve- Control (DMAIC) process improvement format.

Readers who follow its guidelines will be able to quickly and effectively:

* Determine a Six Sigma project's ROI
* Correct problems in current processes
* Develop and implement entirely new processes

Engineering Electromagnetics

By William H. Hayt, John A. Buck
Size 14.6 MB
ISBN 0073104639 / 9780073104638
Language English
Publisher McGraw-Hill


Engineering Electromagnetics is a "classic" book that has been updated for electromagnetics in today's world. It is designed for introductory courses in electromagnetics or electromagnetic field theory at the junior-level, but can also be used as a professional reference. This widely respected book stresses fundamentals and problem solving and discusses the material in an understandable, readable way. Numerous illustrations and analogies are provided to the aid the reader in grasping difficult concepts. In addition, independent learning is facilitated by the presence of many examples and problems.

Table of contents

1 Vector Analysis
2 Coulomb's Law and Electric Field Intensity
3 Electric Flux Density, Gauss's Law, and Divergence
4 Energy and Potential
5 Current and Conductors
6 Dielectrics and Capacitance
7 Poisson's and Laplace's Equations
8 The Steady Magnetic Field
9 Magnetic Forces, Materials, and Inductance
10 Time-Varying Fields and Maxwell's Equations
11 Transmission Lines
12 The Uniform Plane Wave
13 Plane Wave Reflection and Dispersion
14 Guided Waves and Radiation
Appendix A Vector Analysis
Appendix B Units
Appendix C Material Constants
Appendix D Origins of the Complex Permittivity
Appendix E Answers to Selected Problems

Friday, September 5, 2008

Environmental Science Demystified

By Linda Williams
Size 3.2 MB
ISBN 0071453199 / 9780071453196
Language English
Publisher McGraw-Hill


This is the perfect self-teaching guide for anyone interested in basic earth composition and development of the ever-changing nature of our planet. The author covers a wide array of topics including: atmosphere, water, global warming, atmospheric differentiation, geomorphology, glaciers, erosion, carbon dating, acid rain, and much more. It includes real-world examples, environmental notes, tips, scientific news, and international trends.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Our Planet Earth
Chapter 2. World Ecosystems and Biodiversity
Chapter 3. Atmosphere
Chapter 4. Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming
Test: Part One
Chapter 5. Hydrologic Cycle
Chapter 6. Oceans and Fisheries
Chapter 7. Glaciers
Chapter 8. Water Pollution and Treatment
Test: Part Two
Chapter 9. Weathering and Erosion
Chapter 10. Deserts
Chapter 11. Geochemical Cycling
Chapter 12. Solid and Hazardous Waste
Test: Part Three
Chapter 13. Fossil Fuels
Chapter 14. Solar and Nuclear Energy
Chapter 15. Wind, Hydroelectric and Geothermal Energy
Chapter 16. Future Policy and Alternatives
Test: Part Four

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Electronics Demystified

By Stan Gibilisco
Size 5.0 MB
ISBN 0071434933 / 9780071434935
Language English
Publisher McGraw-Hill


Best-selling Demystified author and electronics expert Stan Gibilisco has penned the perfect introductory book for consumers, hobbyists, and students alike. Coverage includes essential topics such as current and power supplies, wireless, digital principles, measurement and monitoring, transducers and sensors, location and navigation, and more.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Direct Current
Chapter 2. Alternating Current
Chapter 3. Impedance
Chapter 4. Power Supplies
Test: Part One
Chapter 5. Semiconductor Diodes
Chapter 6. Transistors and Integrated Circuits
Chapter 7. Signal Amplifiers
Chapter 8: Signal Oscillators
Test: Part Two
Chapter 9. Radio-Frequency Transmitters
Chapter 10. Radio-Frequency Receivers
Chapter 11. Telecommunications
Chapter 12: Antennas
Test: Part Three
Final Exam

DVD Demystified

By Jim Taylor
Size 6.8 MB
ISBN 007138944X / 9780071389440
Language English
Publisher McGraw-Hill


"…without doubt the definitive reference book on DVD.”*

DVD is the all-in-one storage technology that is altering the landscape of home entertainment, professional video, business communications, and multimedia computing. Now is the time to learn about DVD and how to use it to its best advantage. In DVD Demystified, Second Edition, industry insider Jim Taylor paints a full, up-to-date DVD picture with a friendly technical introduction. You MUST read it if you’re a multimedia developer, work with educational technology or industrial training, if you’re a filmmaker or musician – or simply want to understand this fascinating technology with potentially huge worldwide impact.

"This is not merely ‘a’ good book to help you make sense of DVD, it is ‘the’ book that you will return to over and over as you explore and come to understand this exciting new optical media format." -- Geoffrey Tully, Multimedia Technology Consultant; former Senior VP of Production, Divx Entertainment

“As one of the DVD industry’s leading experts, Jim Taylor covers every aspect of DVD."-- Ralph LaBarge, Managing Partner, Alpha DVD

DVD contains: Hybrid DVD-Video/DVD-ROM has samples from Broadcast DVD, Dolby, THX, DTS, Joe Kane Productions, Widescreen Review, and others, plus test images, WebDVD HTML files, spreadsheets, and more

Table of contents

What Is DVD?.
The World Before DVD.
DVD Technology Primer.
DVD Overview.
Disc and Data Details.
Application Details: DVD-Video and DVD-Audio.
What's Wrong with DVD.
DVD Comparison.
DVD at Home.
DVD in Business and Education.
DVD on Computers.
Essentials of DVD Production.
The Future of DVD.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Databases Demystified

By Andrew Oppel
Size 9.8 MB
ISBN 0072253649 / 9780072253641
Language English
Publisher McGraw-Hill


Through clear language, step-by-step discussions, and quizzes at the end of each chapter, the author makes databases easy. Quickly learn the core skills needed to design, configure, manage, and manipulate databases, whether at work or at home. Topics such as exploring different database models, planning their design, minimizing redundant data, designing tables, applying database design concepts, and implementing database security are covered. This is that fast, easy-to-understand tutorial that you’ve been looking for.

Table of contents

1: Database Fundamentals
2: Exploring Relational Database Components
3: Forms-Based Database Queries
4: Introduction to SQL
5: The Database Life Cycle
6: Logical Database Design Using Normalization
7: Data and Process Modeling
8: Physical Database Design
9: Connecting Databases to the Outside World
10: Database Security
11: Database Implementation
12: Databases for Online Analytical Processing

A: Final Exam
B: Answers to Quizzes and Final Exam

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Chemistry Demystified

By Linda Williams
Size : 65 MB
ISBN 0071410112 / 9780071410113
Language English
Publisher McGraw-Hill


Say goodbye to dry presentations, grueling formulas, and abstract theory that would put Einstein to sleep--now there's an easier way to master chemistry, biology, trigonometry, and geometry. McGraw-Hill's Demystified Series teaches complex subjects in a unique, easy-to-absorb manner and is designed for users without formal training, unlimited time, or genius IQs.

Organized like self-teaching guides, they come complete with key points, background information, questions at the end of each chapter, and final exams. There's no better way to gain instant expertise!

* Current, real-world examples illustrate the essential nature of the basic elements as they form various states of gases, liquids, and solids
* Covers essentials such as understanding matter; chemical building blocks; elements, electrons, and the periodic table; properties and reactions
* Includes unique Chembites, tips, scientific news, and cutting-edge industry applications not usually found in textbooks

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Scientific Method and Chemistry
Chapter 2. Data and How to Study It
Chapter 3. Properties of Matter
Chapter 4. Elements, Symbols, and the Periodic Table
Test: Part One
Chapter 5. Atoms, Elements, and Compounds
Chapter 6. Electron Configurations
Chapter 7. Concentration and Molarity
Chapter 8. The Hydrogen Atom
Test: Part Two
Chapter 9. Atomic Number and Ions
Chapter 10. Organic Chemistry and Functional Groups
Chapter 11. Radiochemistry
Chapter 12. Metals
Test: Part Three
Chapter 13. Chemical Bonding
Chapter 14. Acids and Bases
Chapter 15. Solids
Chapter 16. Liquids
Chapter 17. Gases
Chapter 18. Biochemistry, Nanotechnology, and the Future
Test: Part Four


By Peter H Raven, George B Johnson
Size: 56 MB
ISBN 0073031208 / 9780073031200
Language English
Publisher McGraw-Hill


BIOLOGY is an authoritative majors textbook with evolution as a unifying theme. In revising the text, McGraw-Hill has consulted extensively with previous users, noted experts and professors in the field. It is distinguished from other texts by its strong emphasis on natural selection and the evolutionary process that explains biodiversity.

Not only has the book been thoroughly updated to reflect rapid advances, there is more emphasis today on the teaching of concepts and this has led to significant changes in how the material is presented. Technology also plays a greater role in teaching and the Online Learning Center found at provides professors and students alike with an abundance of resources.

Five considerations influenced this revision. They are: 1) Focus on concepts; 2) Reinforcing Ideas; 3) Emphasizing relevance to students; 4) Keeping up with new developments; and 5) Careful editing.

Table of contents

Section A General Principles
Part I The Origin of Living Things
1 The Science of Biology
2 The Nature of Molecules
3 The Chemical Building Blocks of Life
4 The Origin and Early History of Life
Part II Biology of the Cell
5 Cell Structure
6 Membranes7 Cell-Cell Interactions
Part III Energetics
8 Energy and Metabolism
9 How Cells Harvest Energy
10 Photosynthesis
Part IV Reproduction and Heredity
11 How Cells Divide
12 Sexual Reproduction and Meiosis
13 Patterns of Inheritance
Part V Molecular Genetics
14 DNA: The Genetic Material
15 Genes and How They Work
16 Control of Gene Expression
17 Cellular Mechanisms of Development
18 Altering the Genetic Message
19 Gene Technology
20 Genes within Populations
Part VI Evolution
21 The Evidence for Evolution
22 The Origin of Species
23 How Humans Evolved
Part VII Ecology and Behavior
24 Population Ecology
25 Community Ecology
26 Animal Behavior
27 Behavioral Ecology
Part VIII The Global Environment
28 Dynamics of Ecosystems
29 The Biosphere
30 The Future of the Biosphere
31 Conservation Biology
Section B Organismal Biology
Part IX Viruses and Simple Organisms
32 How We Classify Organisms
33 Viruses
34 Bacteria
35 Protists
36 Fungi
Part X Plant Form and Function
37 Evolutionary History of Plants
38 The Plant Body
39 Nutrition and Transport in Plants
Part XI Plant Growth and Reproduction
40 Early Plant Development
41 How Plants Grow in Response to Their Environment
42 Plant Reproduction
43 Plant Genomics
Part XII Animal Diversity
44 The Noncoelomate Animals
45 Mollusks and Annelids
46 Arthropods
47 Echinoderms
48 Vertebrates
Part XIII Animal Form and Function
49 Organization of the Animal Body
50 Locomotion
51 Fueling Body Activities: Digestion
52 Circulation
53 Respiration
Part XIV Regulating the Animal Body
54 The Nervous System
55 Sensory Systems
56 The Endocrine System
57 The Immune System
58 Maintaining the Internal Environment
59 Sex and Reproduction
60 Vertebrate Development

Monday, September 1, 2008

Indoor Air Quality Handbook

By John D. Spengler, John F. McCarthy, Jonathan M. Samet
Size 13 MB
ISBN 0071501754 / 9780071501750
Language English
Publisher McGraw-Hill


* Tackles the complex environmental issue of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) for industrial hygienists, HVAC engineers, architects and anyone else concerned with the air quality of interiors
* Infused with charts, tables, and all the major formulas and calculations necessary to monitor and characterize a particular environment
* Includes all relevant codes, standards and guidelines

Table of contents
Part 1: Introduction.
Chapter 1: Introduction to the IAQ Handbook.
Chapter 2: The History and Future of Ventilation.
Chapter 3: Sick Building Syndrome Studies and the Compilation of Normative and Comparative Values.
Chapter 4: Estimates of Potential Nationwide Productivity and Health Benefits from Better Indoor Environments: An Update.
Chapter 5: Indoor Air quality Factors in Designing a Healthy Building.
Part 2: Building Systems.
Chapter 6: An Overview of the U.S. Building Stock.
Chapter 7: HVAC Systems.
Chapter 8: HVAC Subsystems.
Chapter 9: Air Cleaning Particles.
Chapter 10: Removal of Gases and Vapors.
Chapter 11: Disinfecting Air.
Chapter 12: Controlling Building Functions.
Chapter 13: Ventilation Strategies.
Chapter 14: Building Fires and Smoke Management.
Part 3: Human Responses.
Chapter 15: Thermal Comfort Concepts and Guidelines.
Chapter 16: Thermal Effects on Performance.
Chapter 17: The Irritated Eye in Indoor Environment.
Chapter 18: Lighting Recommendations.
Chapter 19: The Acoustic Environment Responses to Sound.
Chapter 20: Physicochemical Basis for Odor and Irritation Potency of VOCs.
Chapter 21: Response to Odors.
Chapter 22: Perceived Air Quality and Ventilation Requirements.
Chapter 23: Animal Bioassays for Evaluation of Indoor Air Quality.
Chapter 24: Computorized Animal Bioassay to Evaluate the Effects of Airborne Chemicals on the Respiratory Tract.
Chapter 25: Sensory Irritation in Humans Casued by Valative Organic Compounds (VOCs) as Indoor Air Pollutants: A Summary of 12 Exposure Experiments.
Chapter 26: Methods for Assessing Irritation Effects in AIQ Field and Laboratory Studies.
Chapter 27: Multiple Chemical Intolerance and Indoor Air Quality.
Chapter 28: Environmentally Induced Skin Disorders.
Part 4: Indoor Pollutants.
Chapter 29: Combustion Products.
Chapter 30: Environmental Tobacco Smoke.
Chapter 31: Volatile Organic Compounds.
Chapter 32: Aldehydes.
Chapter 33: Assessing Human Exposure to Volatile Organic Compounds.
Chapter 34: Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Phthalates, and Phenols.
Chapter 35: Pesticides.
Chapter 36: Polychlorinated Biphenyls.
Chapter 37: Fibers.
Chapter 38: Asbestos.
Chapter 39: Synthetic Vitreous Fibers.
Chapter 40: Radon.
Chapter 41: Latex.
Chapter 42: Endotoxins.
Chapter 43: Allergens Derived from Arthropods and Domestic Animals.
Chapter 44: Pollen in Indoor Air: Sources, Exposures, and Health Effects.
Chapter 45: The Fungi.
Chapter 46: Toxigenio Fungi in the Indoor Environment.
Chapter 47: Tuberculosis.
Chapter 48: Legionella.
Part 5: Assessing IAQ.
Chapter 49: Strategies and Methodologies to Investigate Buildings.
Chapter 50: Tracking Ultrafine Particles in Building Investigations.
Chapter 51: Instruments and Methods for Measuring Indoor Air Quality.
Chapter 52: Measuring Ventilation Performance.
Chapter 53: Assessing occupant Reaction to Indoor Air Quality.
Chapter 54: Building-Related Disease.
Chapter 55: Methods to Assess Workplace Stress and Psychosocial Factors.
Chapter 56: Cost of Responding to Complaints.
Chapter 57: Modeling IAQ and Building Dynamics.
Chapter 58: Indoor Air Quality Modeling.
Chapter 59: Application of Computational Fluid Dynamics for Indoor Air Quality Studies.
Part 6: Preventing Indoor Environmental Problems.
Chapter 60: Indoor Air Quality by Design.
Chapter 61: Building Commissioning for Mechanical Systems.
Chapter 62: Prevention during Remodeling Restoration.
Chapter 63: Prevention and Maintenance Operations.
Chapter 64: Prevention with Cleaning.
Part 7: Special Indoor Environments.
Chapter 65: Indoor Environmental Quality in Hospitals.
Chapter 66: Residential Exposure to Volatile Organic Compounds from Nearby Commercial Facilities.
Chapter 67: Recreation Buildings.
Chapter 68: Transporation.
Chapter 69: Day-Care Centers and Health.
Part 8: Risk Assessment and Litigation.
Chapter 70: The Risk Analysis Framework: Risk Assessment, Risk Management, and Risk Communication.
Chapter 71: IAQ and the Law.

The Personal Finance Calculator

By Esme E. Faerber
Size: 2.5 MB
ISBN 0071429069 / 9780071429061
Language English
Publisher McGraw-Hill


Today's most clear-cut guide for understanding and making everyday financial decisions

Is it better to buy or lease a car? How does one calculate an investment return? For that matter, what exactly is an investment return? The Personal Finance Calculator provides noncomplex tools and calculations for assessing current personal wealth, determining how much debt is too much debt, understanding credit card interest rates, and more.

Written by Esme Faerber, a McGraw-Hill author renowned for simplifying complex finance topics and explaining their use, this clear, concise book explains simple steps for getting one's financial life in order and saving money over both the short and long term. Readers will learn how to:

  • Keep investment costs from undercutting overall returns
  • Use the popular "Rule of 72" to estimate investment growth
  • Determine how much money they will need for retirement

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Budgeting for Managers

Budgeting for Managers
By Sid Kemp
Size 9 MB
ISBN 0071416803 / 9780071416801
Language English
Publisher McGraw-Hill


Now translated into 11 languages! This reader-friendly, icon-rich series is must reading for all managers at every level

All managers, whether brand new to their positions or well established in the corporate heirarchy, can use a little "brushing up" now and then. The skills-based Briefcase Books series is filled with ideas and strategies to help managers become more capable, efficient, effective, and valuable to their corporations.

Managers in all types of organizations and environments must be able to prepare, or at least understand, a realistic and results-oriented budget. Budgeting for Managers­­rich in practical techniques and examples­­walks the reader through the entire budgeting process, from basic financial concepts and their use in creating a budget to methods for tracking actual spending.

Maintenance Engineering Handbook

Maintenance Engineering Handbook
By Lindley R. Higgins, Keith Mobley
Size: 20 MB
ISBN 0071394524 / 9780071394529
Language English
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Maintenance
Chapter 2: Operating Policies of Effective Maintenance
Chapter 3: Area and Centralized Maintenance Control
Chapter 4: Operating Practices to Reduce Maintenance Work
Chapter 5: Incentive Payment of Maintenance Workers
Chapter 6: Reports from Maintenance
Chapter 7: Maintenance Skills Training
Chapter 1: Corrective Maintenance
Chapter 2: Components of Effective Preventive Maintenance
Chapter 3: Predictive Maintenance
Chapter 4: Maintenance Work Order Planning
Chapter 5: An Introduction to the Computer in Maintenance
Chapter 6: Computerized Planning and Scheduling
Chapter 7: Maintenance Stores and Inventory Control
Chapter 8: Maintenance Storerooms
Chapter 9: Internet for Maintenance and Engineering
Chapter 1: Economics of Preventive Maintenance
Chapter 2: Work Measurement
Chapter 3: Rating and Evaluating Maintenance Workers
Chapter 4: Work Simplification in Maintenance
Chapter 5: Estimating Repair and Maintenance Costs
Chapter 1: Maintenance of Low-Sloped Membrane Roofs
Chapter 2: Concrete Industrial Floor Surfaces: Design, Installation, Repair, and Maintenance
Chapter 3: Painting and Protective Coatings
Chapter 4: Maintenance and Cleaning of Brick Masonry Structures
Chapter 5: Maintenance of Elevators and Special Lifts
Chapter 6: Air-Conditioning Equipment
Chapter 7: Ventilating Fans and Exhaust Systems
Chapter 8: Dust-Collecting and Air-Cleaning Equipment
Chapter 9: Piping
Chapter 10: Scaffolds and Ladders
Chapter 1: Plain Bearings
Chapter 2: Rolling-Element Bearings
Chapter 3: Flexible Couplings for Power Transmission
Chapter 4: Chains for Power Transmission
Chapter 5: Cranes: Overhead and Gantry
Chapter 6: Chain Hoists
Chapter 7: Belt Drives
Chapter 8: Mechanical Variable-Speed Drives
Chapter 9: Gear Drives and Speed Reducers
Chapter 10: Reciprocating Air Compressors
Chapter 11: Valves
Chapter 12: Pumps: Centrifugal and Positive Displacement
Chapter 1: Electric Motors
Chapter 2: Maintenance of Motor Control Components
Chapter 3: Maintenance of Industrial Batteries (Lead-Acid, Nickel-Cadmium, Nickel-Iron)
Chapter 4: Illumination
Chapter 1: Organizing the Sanitation-Housekeeping Personnel
Chapter 2: Maintaining Plant Sanitation and Housekeeping
Chapter 3: Industrial Housekeeping
Chapter 4: Cleaning Industrial Plant Offices
Chapter 1: Mechanical Instruments for Measuring Process Variables
Chapter 2: Electrical Instruments for Measuring, Servicing, and Testing
Chapter 3: Vibration: Its Analysis and Correction
Chapter 4: An Introduction to Thermography
Chapter 5: Tribology
Chapter 1: The Organization and Management of Lubrication
Chapter 2: Lubricating Devices and Systems
Chapter 3: Planning and Implementing a Good Lubrication Program
Chapter 1: Arc Welding in Maintenance
Chapter 2: Gas Welding in Maintenance
Chapter 1: Corrosion Control
Chapter 2: Industrial Chemical Cleaning Methods

Money Mistakes You Can't Afford to Make

By Paul Lim
Size 14 MB
ISBN 0071436057 / 9780071436052
Language English
Publisher McGraw-Hill


An easy-to-follow map for successfully navigating the perils of personal financial planning
When it comes to their own finances, most people don't know what to do--or what not to do--until it's too late. Money Mistakes You Can't Afford to Make is an easy-to-follow rule book for recognizing and avoiding the ordinary, often-overlooked financial missteps that can ruin the best-laid financial plans, and haunt investors for years.

Written by popular U.S. News & World Report editor and columnist Paul Lim, this book covers the most common money management traps. From "mortgaging" your 401(k) to not getting life insurance, it shows readers how to sidestep blunders, or even turn them into positives, by:

* Planning for specific life events and future needs
* Implementing necessary strategies for spending
* Determining when to follow fads or stay the course

Essentials of Investments with Standard & Poor's Bind-in Card

By Zvi Bodie, Alex Kane, Alan J. Marcus
Size: 17 MB
Publisher: McGraw-Hill

The market leading Essentials of Investments, 6e by Bodie, Kane and Marcus is an undergraduate textbook on investment analysis, presenting the practical applications of investment theory to convey insights of practical value. The authors have eliminated unnecessary mathematical detail and concentrate on the intuition and insights that will be useful to practitioners throughout their careers as new ideas and challenges emerge from the financial marketplace. Essentials maintains the theme of asset allocation (authors discuss asset pricing and trading then apply these theories to portfolio planning in real-world securities markets that are governed by risk/return relationships).

Friday, August 29, 2008

The Manager's Guide to Performance Reviews

By Robert Bacal
Size 10 MB
ISBN 0071421734 / 9780071421737
Language English
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Translated into 16 languages! The reader-friendly, icon-rich Briefcase Books series is must reading for all managers at every level.

All managers, whether brand new to their positions or well-established in the organizational hierarchy, can use a little "brushing up" now and then. The skills-based Briefcase Books series is filled with ideas and strategies to help managers become more capable, efficient, effective, and valuable to their organizations.

For both managers and employees, performance reviews are too often viewed as negative and disciplinary. The Manager's Guide to Performance Reviewshelps managers instead make reviews both positive and proactive. It provides a step-by-step process for administering an effective performance review, one that will meet the organization's needs for employee appraisal while giving employees an honest sense of how they are performing and where they could improve. Also examined are various approaches to performance reviews, different forms and techniques, and more.

The Encyclopedia of Leadership: A Practical Guide to Popular Leadership Theories and Techniques

The Encyclopedia of Leadership:
A Practical Guide to Popular Leadership Theories and Techniques

# Author : by Murray Hiebert, Bruce Klatt
# Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (December 12, 2000)
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 0071363084
# ISBN-13: 978-0071363082
# Size : 5 MB

Product Description
The Encyclopedia of Leadership is a comprehensive reference guide to over 200 of the most important business leadership principles, theories, tools, and techniques. Each entry features a brief, one-page summary of an influential theory or tool—often illustrated graphically—followed by a worksheet or exercise. Thoroughly cross-referenced, it allows busy leaders to find what they need, review it, and even implement it—often in as little as 15 minutes.

Book Info
An encyclopedic reference containing summaries of the most popular styles of leadership and the ideas that they put forth. These include the basic competencies and practices of successful leaders, leading groups and teams, designing productive organizations, and finding the right technique for any situation.

Leaning Into Six Sigma

By Barbara Wheat, Chuck Mills, Mike Carnell
Size 1 MB
ISBN 0071414320 / 9780071414326
Language English
Publisher McGraw-Hill

The Illustrated Dictionary of Electronics

# Publisher: McGraw-Hill
# Size : 6 MB
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 0071372369
# ISBN-13: 978-0071372367

Product Description
Continuing in the tradition of its best-selling predecessors, this updated dictionary of electronics terms covers a broader range of subjects in an easier-to-use format than any other source of its kind. No comparable reference offers such a vast range of definitions, abbreviations, acronyms, illustrations, schematics, diagrams, and conversion tables. More than 28,000 definitions--plus over 1,000 clear and functional illustrations--make the Eighth Edition the ultimate reference for technicians, hobbyists, and students. Many new terms and illustrations from robotics, artificial intelligence, and personal computing as they relate to electronics are included. Definitions spelled out in plain English with minimal technical jargon make the Dictionary accessible to beginning, intermediate, and advanced electronics professionals. You'll find coverage of the latest terminology in: Wireless technology; Lasers; Digital Television; Radio; IC Technology; Digital and Analog Electronics; Audio and Video Power Supplies; Fiber Optic Communications. Existing definitions have been updated, obsolete material has been deleted, and all entries have been reviewed by an editorial review board to assure their accuracy. You can look for a better source of definitions in electronics...but you won't find one!

Robot Mechanisms and Mechanical Devices Illustrated

By Paul Sandin
Size 7 MB
ISBN 007142928X / 9780071429283
Language English
Publisher McGraw-Hill

New Mechanisms, New Systems, New Devices

Written by a leading robot designer—designer of robots used at the horizon of mobile robotics—this resource offers a collection of both new and classic robotic mechanisms and devices unmatched in scope, from such high-level sources as the mechanical engineers’ mainstay, Mechanisms and Mechanical Devices Illustrated. Paul Sandin’s superlative reference also brings you new robotic mechanisms and devices that have never before been collected! Inside you’ll find top-tier, illustrated guidance on:
* The most extensive array of mechanisms and devices for mobile robots ever compiled
* Innovations in high-mobility suspension systems and drivetrains
* A wide range of steering systems and techniques
* Insights and diagrams on manipulator and gripper mechanisms and geometries
* Details on robust mechanical sensor systems
* Robot motor control electronics explained with the non-EE in mind
* Inspiration to take you to the next level in mobile robots—and beyond

Great Motivation Secrets of Great Leaders

By John Baldoni
Size 1 MB
ISBN 0071447741 / 9780071447744
Language English
Publisher McGraw-Hill

How the world's most successful leaders inspire their people to get things done
Great Motivation Secrets of Great Leaders
explores the leadership styles of many of the world's most influential leaders in business, the military, sports, and politics and extracts powerful lessons that managers can put to work in their organizations. Drawing upon his years of experience as a leadership consultant, visionary, and coach, John Baldoni, author of the highly successful Great Communication Secrets of Great Leaders:
  • Reveals the motivational techniques of Sam Walton, Mary Kay Ash, Ronald Reagan, Colleen Barrett, Col. David Hackworth, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, and other influential leaders
  • Distills the proven motivational techniques of great leaders into core strategies and step-by-step solutions
  • Explains ways for managers to use these techniques in everyday situations

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Facility Piping Systems Handbook

By Michael Frankel

ISBN 0071358773 / 9780071358774
Language English
Publisher McGraw-Hill Professional


Plan, select, design, specify, and test entire piping systems

Facility Piping Systems Handbook, Second Edition, gives you a complete design guide and reference for all piping systems, including those in laboratories, and health care facilities. This new edition includes metric units throughout; updated codes and standards; and new material on flow level measurement, drinking water systems, septic systems, and hot water circulating systems. You’ll also find helpful material on pipe space requirements and fixture mounting heights. Complete with formulas, charts, and tables that increase your on-the-job efficiency, this all-in-one Handbook by Michael Frankel provides you with:

* Techniques for selecting appropriate piping, valves, pumps, tanks, and other equipment involved with piping systems
* Information on heat loss, insulation, freeze protection, water treatment and purification, and filtration and separation.
* All necessary system design criteria
* Examples of system design procedures using actual field conditions
* Listings of FDA, EPA, and OSHA requirements

Essentials of Process Control

McGraw-Hill Companies (August 1, 1996)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0070391726
ISBN-13: 978-0070391727

Don't Spend Your Raise

By Dara Duguay
ISBN 0071415807 / 9780071415804
Language English
Publisher McGraw-Hill


A survival guide for young adults to turn financial chaos into financial order

Consider these facts. The average college student graduates owing almost $20,000 in student loans. In addition, nearly 10 percent of undergraduates owe more than $7,000 in credit card debt. Young Americans aged 15-­25 filed bankruptcy at a record rate in 2000, accounting for nearly 7 percent of the nation's personal bankruptcies. Clearly, young people today need help managing their money better.

Don't Spend Your Raise, by one of America's leading advocates for personal finance education, offers young people in college or just starting out in the real world practical, doable "money rules" to help them handle their money more wisely and dramatically increase their personal wealth. It does not contain lengthy, complicated charts and equations for financial analysis and planning.

Instead, it presents 60 clear, uncomplicated, easy-to-follow dictates­­such as Never have more than two credit cards, never buy a new car, and don't fly first class for the free cocktails­­which, if followed, will guarantee fewer money mistakes and more money successes.

Saturday, August 16, 2008


Size: 33 MB
ISBN-13: 978-1-4160-2933-5
ISBN-10: 1-4160-2933-8
Thomas Andreoli, MD, MACP, FRCP(Edin), Distinguished Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Department of Physiology, University of Arkansas College of Medicine, Little Rock, AR
Charles Carpenter, MD, MACP, Professor of Medicine, Brown Medical School, Director, Brown University AIDS Center, Providence, RI
Robert Griggs, MD, FACP, FAAN, Edward A. and Alma Vollertsen Rykenboer Professor of Neurophysiology, Chair, Department of Neurology, Professor of Medicine, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and Pediatrics, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY
Ivor Benjamin, MD, FACC, FAHA, Professor of Medicine, Christi T. Smith Chair for Cardiovascular Research, Chief, Division of Cardiology, The University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT

Here's an authoritative text that focuses in on the core content of clinical medicine so you can understand how to apply principles to the care of patients. Throughout the text, aspects of molecular biology relevant to clinical medicine have been updated and thoroughly explored. A full-color design and beautiful illustrations help explain difficult concepts, while excellent images and clinical photographs fully illustrate the appearance and clinical features of disease. For this edition, the online text available with Student Consult access has been improved with additional clinical photos, tables, and multimedia presentations.



# Author: Michael O'Donoghue
# Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; 6 edition (April 18, 2006)
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 0750658568
# ISBN-13: 978-0750658560
# Size: 17 MB

Reviews of the previous editions:

Any serious gemologist should have a copy available for ready reference.
Gems and Gemology

...a truly magnificent book.
New World

...this quintessential textbook and reference will serve yet another generation of students of gemology.
The Australian Gemologist

Book Description
The most comprehensive and authoritative treatise on gem materials

Handbook of Food Engineering Practice

Handbook of Food Engineering Practice

Product Description
Food engineering has become increasingly important in the food industry over the years, as food engineers play a key role in developing new food products and improved manufacturing processes. While other textbooks have covered some aspects of this emerging field, this is the first applications-oriented handbook to cover food engineering processes and manufacturing techniques. A major portion of Handbook of Food Engineering Practice is devoted to defining and explaining essential food operations such as pumping systems, food preservation, and sterilization, as well as freezing and drying. Membranes and evaporator systems and packaging materials and their properties are examined as well. The handbook provides information on how to design accelerated storage studies and determine the temperature tolerance of foods, both of which are important in predicting shelf life. The book also examines the importance of physical and rheological properties of foods, with a special look at the rheology of dough and the design of processing systems for the manufacture of dough. The final third of the book provides useful supporting material that applies to all of the previously discussed unit operations, including cost/profit analysis methods, simulation procedures, sanitary guidelines, and process controller design. The book also includes a survey of food chemistry, a critical area of science for food engineers.

Product Details
* Size: 14 MB
* Publisher: CRC;
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0849386942
* ISBN-13: 978-0849386947

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Handbook of Corrosion Engineering

# Author : Pierre R. Roberge
# Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 1 edition (September 30, 1999)
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 0070765162
# ISBN-13: 978-0070765160
# Size : 11 MB

Product Description
Reduce the enormous economic and environmental impact of corrosion

Emphasizing quantitative techniques, this guide provides you with:

# *Theory essential for understanding aqueous, atmospheric, and high temperature corrosion processes
# Corrosion resistance data for various materials
# Management techniques for dealing with corrosion control, including life prediction and cost analysis, information systems, and knowledge re-use
# Techniques for the detection, analysis, and prevention of corrosion damage, including protective coatings and cathodic protection
# More

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Pipeline Pigging and Integrity Technology

# Title: Pipeline Pigging and Integrity Technology
# ISBN 10: 0-9717945-6-1
# Editor: John Tiratsoo
# Edition: 3rd
# Size: 20 MB

This latest edition of the standard reference to pipeline pigging contains 41 new technical contributions from an international panel of expert authors. The book provides a wide-ranging overview of the best in pigging and integrity-monitoring technology, and thus makes essential reading for all involved in these increasingly-important industries. The contents are divided into six sections, dealing with utility pigging, corrosion issues, intelligent pigging, case studies, and integrity management, and prefaced by a section with a number of important, but general, papers.

The role of pigging in maintaining and expanding the pipeline infrastructure has become more critical due to projected increases in oil and gas consumption and thus transportation capacity. At the same time, the ageing of networks in the US and elsewere to 60+ years (30-40 years beyond design life, by some estimates) -- and the installation of new lines over greater distances and more hostile environments -- have made the technical requirements and demand for pigging technology ever more acute. The science of pigging is developing to provide the technology required to keep these pipelines in the best possible condition, and to ensure their continuing integrity. There are few problems that the pigging industry cannot solve nowadays, and this book includes a number of case histories showing what can be achieved in practice.

But pigging is not just about high-level inspection; rather, the basics of pipeline design and of utility pigging to accommodate the most mundane tasks, are in the long term probably even more important. If the pipe is not designed to be ‘piggable’, and if it is not kept clean and in a good condition, the best of inspection tools will be rendered useless. Accordingly, the book also includes a number of contributions on these more-basic aspects of pigging operations, which make necessary reading for engineers involved in these aspects of the pipeline industry.

Standard Handbook of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Volume 2

Author: William C. Lyons,PhD, PE, Gary J Plisga, BS

The Standard Handbook of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering would be a welcome addition to the reference collection of large academic libraries at universities with programs in petroleum engineering. It is well organized and indexed, so the information is readily accessible to students as well as practicing engineers. (Jeannie P. Miller, Ph.D., Senior Science Reference Librarian) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

# Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing; 2 edition (October 1, 2004)
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 0750677856
# ISBN-13: 978-0750677851
# Size : 25 MB

Thursday, August 7, 2008

How-To Hydroponics

A How-To Guide To Soilfree Gardening by Keith Roberto
ISBN -0-9672026-0-4

Size: 6 MB