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

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


Walter von Baeckmann, Walter von Baeckmann spent 35 years with Ruhrgas AG, in the field of electrotechnical engineering, corrosion and corrosion protection and 23 years as manager of the corrosion protection department. Since retirement in 1985 he has been a consultant and a member of the editorial staff of the technical journal 3R International. He is the author of diverse text books and technical and scientific publications.
Wilhelm Schwenk, Wilhelm Schwenk, Ph.D., was with the Research Institute of Mannesmann AG in Duisburg and was engaged in the field of corrosion and corrosion protection. Since retiring in 1994, he has been a consultant and member of numerous technical associations and committees. He has been a lecturer at the Technical University in Aachen since 1970. Professor Schwenk is the author of several text books and many scientific and technical papers.
Werner Prinz, Werner Prinz (dec.) joined Siemens AG, Mulheim, and from 1961 to 1994 worked at Ruhrgas AG, Essen, where he was engaged in the field of electrotechnical engineering and corrosion protection as an assistant engineer in the corrosion protection department. In the field of electrotechnical and corrosion protection engineering he has been a member of many national and international technical associations including standardization and a chairman of many technical committees.

This comprehensive handbook covers all aspects of cathodic protection in terms of both practice and theory.

Historic development of corrosion protection. Fundamentals and concepts of corrosion and electrochemical corrosion protection. Fundamentals and practice of electrical measurements. Corrosion in water and soil. Corrosion protection by coatings and cladding. Sacrificial anodes. Impressed current anodes. Impressed current installations and protective current instruments. Impressed current installations in the ground and influential factors. Pipelines. Storage containers and storage tanks. Local cathodic protection. Telephone cable. Power cables. Influence of stray current and stray current protection. Marine buildings and offshore pipelines. Cathodic protection of ships. Cathodic protection of borehole piping. Cathodic protection of reinforcing steel in concrete structures. Internal cathodic protection of water tanks. Electrochemical corrosion protection for internal surfaces of apparatus, containers, and pipes. Safety and economy. Effect on long conducting pipelines of high voltage installations. Current and voltage distribution in a stationary electric field.

Bibliographic & ordering Information
ISBN-13: 978-0-88415-056-5
ISBN-10: 0-88415-056-9