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101. The Box: How the Shipping Container
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102. Radar Handbook
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103. Newton's Telecom Dictionary: 22nd
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104. Introduction to Human Factors
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105. Implementing Six Sigma: Smarter
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106. Verilog HDL (2nd Edition)
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107. Toyota Production System: Beyond
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108. Advanced Engineering Mathematics
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109. Technical Writing: Process and
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110. Brown's Boundary Control and Legal
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111. Cisco IP Telephony: Planning,
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112. Antenna Theory: Analysis and Design,
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113. The Cold War: An International
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101. The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger
by Princeton University Press
Hardcover (20 March, 2006)
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4-0 out of 5 stars How innovation changed an industry and the world...
This book not only offers a fascinating glimpse into the world of shipping but also a fascinating look at how disruptive innovation can be. You get a front row seat to changes wrought by the mighty shipping container. In this very well researched book the author provides wonderful glimpses into the labour aspects, international trade aspects, finanace, technical aspects, and actual ship design & contruction. The book is destined to become a classic in detailing how innovation can radically change an industry and the world.

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

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102. Radar Handbook
by McGraw-Hill Professional
Hardcover (01 January, 1990)
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5-0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Radar Reference Book
The day after I bought this book, I made a mistake telling a colleague about it, after which it was very difficult to track it down who has it and who is using it in a team of several Radar Engineers. They had all used it as a definitive reference book on any aspect of Radar design - it covers everything that you need to know and want to know right NOW about a Radar clearly and accurately.5-0 out of 5 stars On Target For Radar Handbook
Buy this book! I spent 3 years overseas(Aviano AB, Italy) in the USAF as an Electronic Warfare Systems tech, If you value information on RADAR fundamentals, you will buy this book.It provides the full range frombasic theory to applications requiring integral calculus.You Will Learnfrom this book!The bulk is focussed on radar applications and theory. There are sections on ECM(Electronic Countermeasures).This is theonly book that I have found to compile good information in one place...ItIS the HANDBOOK.Yes, it's expensive, but it's worth it. Chip in and get acopy for your unit.For ECM troops, If you value your pilot's lives--READand LEARN!

5-0 out of 5 stars On Target For Radar Handbook
Buy this book! I spent 3 years overseas in the USAF as an Electronic Warfare Systems tech, If you value information on RADAR fundamentals, you will buy this book.It provides the full range from basic theory toapplications requiring integral calculus.You Will Learn from this book! The bulk is focussed on radar applications and theory.There are sectionson ECM(Electronic Countermeasures).This is the only book that I havefound to compile good information in one place...It IS the HANDBOOK.Yes,it's expensive, but it's worth it. Chip in and get a copy for your unit. For ECM troops, If you value your pilot's lives--READ and LEARN! ... Read more

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103. Newton's Telecom Dictionary: 22nd Edition (Newton's Telecom Dictionary) (Newton's Telecom Dictionary)
by CMP Books
Paperback (28 February, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars The BOOK for Telecommunications
This should be a mandatory book for anyone working in the telecommunications industry. Not only is it comprehensive, but the explanations are direct, easily understood and sometimes humorous. Anyone who uses "oxymoron" in an explanation gets my vote.

5-0 out of 5 stars What if Daniel Webster had an irrepressible sense of humor?
I have been buying regularly updated editions of Newton's Telecom Dictionary for fifteen years now and will continue to do so as long as Harry keeps 'em coming.
5-0 out of 5 stars The best Telecom resource
In 2001 I started a finance job with a fortune 500 company, in a position to become the telecom financial analyst manager.I had never worked in this environment and I was given a six month period to become knowledgeable in telecom.I brought to the job my years of accounting, and contract skills but had no idea where to turn for the telecom information.A telecom sustaining engineer suggested "Newton's Telecom Dictionary".
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104. Introduction to Human Factors Engineering (2nd Edition)
by Prentice Hall
Hardcover (20 November, 2003)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Good introduction to Human Factors Engineering
Wickens et al. really fill the gap between system engineering and cognitive psychology. I have found quite a few of books of this kind. 5-0 out of 5 stars Extraordinary!
Wickens is a true pioneer in the field of human factors who fills the gap between (system) engineering and cognitive psychology with great diligence and competence. This book, "An Introduction to Human Factors Engineering", is another excellent reference tool made for engineers to integrate psychologic research results in their creations; I read it in combination with Wickens' "Engineering Psychology and Human Performance", which concentrates rather on the psychological perspective of human factors than on practical design advices. Both books have considerable overlappings, and are similar to each other, even in the structure of the chapters; nevertheless, I highly recommend them both. I have not (yet) found better literature for this field.

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

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105. Implementing Six Sigma: Smarter Solutions Using Statistical Methods, Second Edition
by Wiley
Hardcover (24 March, 2003)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Implementing Six Sigma Review
I have read multiple books on Six Sigma, but "Implementing Six Sigma", is by far the most practical with a perfect balance of statistical concepts and everyday examples.Finally, there is a book that can show Executives, there is a better way, a true management system that links strategic objectives to bottom-line results.This book is a must for all Six Sigma practioners.

5-0 out of 5 stars This is the only Six Sigma book you will need
This is the only Six Sigma book that covers all aspects of the methodology. You will not find another book that analyses every aspect of Six Sigma so deeply and yet, in a way that makes it so easy to understand.
5-0 out of 5 stars The reference
This is the book about six sigma.
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106. Verilog HDL (2nd Edition)
by Prentice Hall PTR
Hardcover (21 February, 2003)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Great coverage of Verilog language
Very comprehensive text about the Verilog language, covering the various aspects of the language. The text is clear and well organized. The exercises at the end of the chapter helped me a lot in the learning process. The simulator included is very simnple and all examples in the book run flawlessly. A few things I did not like: the few mistakes in the text and code could have been easily caught by any careful reviewer, the lack of a more detailed example to show the usage of the various constructs in a real world Verilog design and hints about how to build synthesizable Verilog programs. I have enjoyed the author's style and recommend the book for any person who wants to learn Verilog, including other software engineers like myself who want to understand some HDL basics.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good explanations but not for reference
I read the book; it is a good one for reader to catch the idea quickly. But to use it as a reference book might not be a good idea. The topic organization is divided into basic usage section and advanced technique section, and kind of hard to locate for a certain issue. However, it is still worthy of reading as a beginner. The most things I like this book is it use example(s) to explain the concept.

4-0 out of 5 stars an easy language
The author offers more than just a detailing of the various parts of the Verilog language. He also covers extra features that enhance what you can do in Verilog for the purposes of modelling or analysis.
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107. Toyota Production System: Beyond Large-Scale Production
by Productivity Press
Hardcover (February, 1988)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Toyota Magic
"Toyota Production System: Beyond Large-Scale Production" is a very enlightening work by the inventor of lean manufacturing, Taiichi Ohno. This small book is packed with insights and ideas on how to efficiently and effectively run a production system. The Toyota Production is also known as lean manufacturing, entails, among other things, minimising waste through continuous improvement and producing only what is sold, as requested by the customer. This unique and innovative system explains why Toyota makes profits even in tough times when other competitor firms are losing money.
5-0 out of 5 stars Toyota Production Systerm: Beyond Large-Scale Production
Great! Enlightening AND an interesting read. So good I bought an extra copy to give as a gift.

5-0 out of 5 stars Worth every penny
The Toyota Production System provides fantastic insight into the genius of Toyota and how implementing Lean Principles or Continuos Improvement can help eliminate waste. Whether your new to Lean or need a jump start, this is a great book. ... Read more

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108. Advanced Engineering Mathematics
by Wiley
Hardcover (11 November, 2005)
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2-0 out of 5 stars Not good as a textbook at all
Mathematics is charming and fun to read, only if it is presented in a thought-invoking way, as we see in the old-style classical math books. Sadly, the line has been broken here. In this book, the rich materials, since the book tries to encompass everything, were presented in a terribly dry and desperate way. The world is already full of miseries, so my friend, be nice to yourself and don't use this book as a textbook. Perhaps it better serves as a reference book, as some previous reviewer already pointed out.

4-0 out of 5 stars A book with deep insight in Math for UG students...
The first time I came across this book was when I was appointed Teaching Assistant for a course called "Biomathematics" at IIT. At first, I was bit scared looking at the size of this book. As days progressed, I realized the very deep insight it gives for the UG engg students. The practical illustrations complementing the concepts are the highlights of this book.
5-0 out of 5 stars Advanced Engineering Mathematics
This is a really good text book.Much better than the previous version as it gives a clearer explaination of topics discussed. ... Read more

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109. Technical Writing: Process and Product (5th Edition)
by Prentice Hall
Paperback (03 January, 2005)
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3-0 out of 5 stars Technical Writing : Process and Product (5th Edition)
This book contains plenty of good information on the process of technical writing. It is however very difficult to read, because of the only style is that it is constantly varying. The authors should take some of their own advice in any future editions.

5-0 out of 5 stars Technically very good
We use this text by Gerson and Gerson for the technical writing class at the community college where I work. It is an incredibly useful book, particularly for those who are beginning their college careers, and for those who are going into technical fields that require clarity and precision.
5-0 out of 5 stars Useful and valuable ....
Terrific, easily readable, and highly recommended for tech writers and those learning the craft, as well as for those corporate staff who will work with tech writers.
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110. Brown's Boundary Control and Legal Principles
by John Wiley & Sons
Hardcover (23 May, 2003)
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5-0 out of 5 stars The Surveyor's Bible
While preparing for my licensing exam, I read this book from cover to cover. It addresses every principle of retracement (sequential and simultaneous conveyances), public lands, and riparian issues thoroughly. The highlighted "principle" at the heading of each new topic makes remembering the main points simple. I can honestly say that every question on the NCEES exam that dealt with general principles and practice was answered in this book. I passed on my first sitting, and this book was one of the main reasons why. If you can only study one reference, this is it. Every practicing surveyor should also refer to it regularly.

5-0 out of 5 stars Boundary Control and Legal Principals
This is the definitive work on boundary control. Technicians preparing for the SIT and PLS tests should own this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Brown's Boundary Control and Legal Priciples
This is a must own book for Land Surveyors, or Survey technicians. ... Read more

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111. Cisco IP Telephony: Planning, Design, Implementation, Operation, and Optimization
by Cisco Press
Hardcover (23 February, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Practical Advice for Converting to IP Telephony
Switching to IP Telephony is one of those decisions that the CEO finds easy to make.Costs decline quite a lot and quality of performance is promised to be acceptable.
5-0 out of 5 stars This will separate the successful from the failures!
Many of us have decided to put away our legacy PBX systems and install a VoIP based communication platform, and with all of the benefits clearly visible, we often jump into action without fully realizing the scope of what we are about to undertake.In a VoIP deployment, so many factors must be considered in the design, that often things are left out.In the deployments where QoS, switching infrastructure, and overall network design are ignored, you see problems with reliability and an overall bad taste left in the mouth of the end user.With proper planning, the problems experienced by these design flaws (or often lack of design) can be overcome, and the true glory of the VoIP system will be seen. Cisco has designed an awesome assortment of VoIP enabling technologies, that when used together can, and will, change the way we do business for the better, but only if you have a solid foundation of planning.
5-0 out of 5 stars A very good book for design engineers.
If you design networks or just want to get a better understanding of Cisco IP Telephony technology pick up this book. Its a great reference and a daily problem solver for your job. ... Read more

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112. Antenna Theory: Analysis and Design, 3rd Edition
by Wiley-Interscience
Hardcover (04 April, 2005)
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2-0 out of 5 stars scissors and paste
The author has done a good job of scouring the antenna literature and summarizing all of the equations in one place.The problem is the lack of any discussion about what the equations mean.I am reminded of the definition of a college education given by Prof. McWhorter of Stanford, "the process of the professors notes becoming the student's notes without having passed through the mind of either."
5-0 out of 5 stars A delightful read
This is quite possibly one of the biggest books on antennas ever written.The information is presented in a clear and concise manner, and you can easily find what you need.There is all sorts of information on new antennas and the derivations for many equations are presented clearly.There is enough material to give all other books page envy, and therefore, it earns a rating of 5 stars.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I have two standard textbooks on antennas, namely, Antenna Theory by Balanis and Antennas by Kraus (both third edition). Both are good books. But if I could keep only one book, I would definitely choose Balanis because, in my non-expert opinion, it is more coherent, more systematic, and has a stronger emphasis on principles. Balanis also comes with a helpful CD containing Powerpoint slides (tons of them), Matlab files, and a few other items. The paper quality is superb but the paper thickness makes for a tome that feels like a heavy college dictionary. The mathematics is not as scary as I originally thought, and should be okay for final year EE undergraduates. I recommend this book highly and unreservedly. ... Read more

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113. The Cold War: An International History, 1947-1991(Contemporary History Series)
by A Hodder Arnold Publication
Paperback (01 October, 1997)
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114. Building Codes Illustrated: A Guide to Understanding the International Building Code
by Wiley
Paperback (14 March, 2003)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Guide to the Codes.
Being an architecture student, this book, and others by Frank Ching, are more than helpful. It really clarifies the IBC and makes design for studio projects go a lot quicker. Definitely get this book if you're studying architecture.

5-0 out of 5 stars Building Codes Illustrated: A Guide to Understanding the International Building Code
Francis Ching provides high quality, easy to understand, graphic illustrations of building code regulations. The chapters are well organized for checking construction documents for code compliance.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not Current
Warning, this book i smeant to go with the IRC(2000) revision, not the current IRC(2003). The information is still good, but you'll have fun trying to cross-reference sections to the 2003 version of the IRC. ... Read more

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115. The Machine That Changed the World : The Story of Lean Production
by Harper Perennial
Paperback (November, 1991)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Lean Production for everyone
Japan manufacturing revolutionized the automobile industry.Japan transformed the automobile industry by applying ideal perfection conditions of zero defect products, reduced inventories, and the generation of endless product inventories.How did Japan accomplish this breakaway?Lean production is the answer.Lean production allowed the Japanese to reduce human labor by ½, manufacturing production space by ½, capital investment by ½, required engineering hours by ½, and reduced production time by ½. US automobile companies were on the defensive and rather than compete head to head in quality and competitiveness with their Japanese counterparts they sought refuge in the political system.
2-0 out of 5 stars Misleading and dated
This is a fairly poorly researched book, despite the authors' credentials; their history of American automobiles is grossly inaccurate and only serves to reinforce incorrect stereotypes. They spend very little time actually describing lean production, preferring to talk about how every other company will go bankrupt because they don't have it. The misreading of the Volvo story is also rather galling, though to be fair, Volvo's team-based approach was already being dismantled (for non-
5-0 out of 5 stars Takes a licking - keeps on ticking
For those of you long in the tooth you may recall John Cameron Swayze's love-in with Timex watches where in a 60 second commercial he would submit the watch to behemoth like torture, rodeo riding, outboard motors, and then hold the watch up and say, 'it takes a licking and keeps on ticking.'
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116. A Practitioner's Guide to Software Test Design
by Artech House Publishers
Hardcover (December, 2003)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Practical and Simple
This information in this book is simply presented and very easy to apply.
5-0 out of 5 stars Information packed
Most texts on software testing have a chapter or two which describe test design techniques. This is the first text that is devoted exclusively to this subject. There is little in the way of theory. The text is practical and provides the software test professional with clear explanations and examples of test techniques that have been proven to be effective.
5-0 out of 5 stars A Critically Important Read for Software Test Engineers
Lee Copeland's book, "A Practitioner's Guide to Software Test Design" provides an easily read introduction into a critical but often ignored subject. As those familiar with the IEEE Standard for Software Test Documentation (IEEE-Std-829) know, Test Design is the first step in turning the "What" of the Test Plan into the "How" of test execution. The IEEE Test Documentation lifecycle is Test Plan - Test Design - Test Case Development - Test Procedure Development - (Test Execution) - Test Summary Report creation. Many test engineers proceed directly from Test Planning into Test Procedure creation, and do Test Design implicitly as opposed to explicitly. This can have a negative impact on an effective test program. This book clearly shows how to implement the test design process described in Drabick's book "Best Practices for the Formal Software Testing Process".
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117. Schaum's Outline of Probability, Random Variables, and Random Processes
by McGraw-Hill
Paperback (01 October, 1996)
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5-0 out of 5 stars THANK YOU SCHAUM"S!
This book is a GOD SEND. I have been utterly confused in my upper division probability course, but this book has so many great worked out problems that it worked out all my problems understanding the subject material. I thought I would fail the class, but I will probably get a B!

5-0 out of 5 stars Essential supplement for any course in random processes
I used this book in conjunction with "Probability and Random Processes with Applications to Signal Processing" by Stark & Woods, and I would have to say that this Schaum's outline filled in the gaps nicely. Stark & Woods has a nice selection of exercises, but unfortunately there are no solutions to any of the problems in the book, so you have no way of knowing whether or not you have grasped the material. That is where this outline came in handy. It manages to cover all of the issues in random processes, including basic probability, random variables and multiple random variables, functions of random variables, convolution, estimation and decision theory, and queueing theory.Chapters five and six on the processing and analysis of random processes are particularly useful to those readers who are interested in applications to signal processing and communications theory. Each chapter has an excellent selection of exercises with solutions to test your knowledge. The only possible drawback of this text is that it often approaches the material from a mathematician's viewpoint more than that of an engineer. Therefore, there are quite a few proofs included as exercises that probably won't be that helpful for students of the applied sciences. The reader should already be comfortable with multivariable calculus as well as linear algebra to get the most from this book. Also, though chapter one reviews probability quite well, this should probably not be your first excursion into the subject. The only difficult part of random processes that I found this book a bit weak on was on the subject of functions of random variables. Again, this is probably because this text takes more of a mathematician's point of view and functions of random variables is more of an engineering subject.

5-0 out of 5 stars A great exercise book
This book has many exercises with answers/solutions to each and every exercise covering a wide range of topics from probability. The book, however, should be used along with an appropriate probability textbook. An excellent companion to Hsu's book is the introductory text by Henk Tijms. This book contains many worked-out examples and exercises as well, but also explains why probability works and how it can be applied in practice. As engineering student, I learned a lot by using both books. ... Read more

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118. The Revenge of Gaia: Earth's Climate Crisis and the Fate of Humanity
by Basic Books
Hardcover (03 July, 2006)
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4-0 out of 5 stars A significant rallying cry for Geographers, who appear academically lost in 'space'
Those earth systems scientists involved in global change modelling, andgeographers willing to dab at policy, would benefit from examining Lovelock's pedictions for thefuture state of our planet as we fail to stop carbon emissions.The most significant part of the book (for a geographer): Lovelock predicts climate change will force mass migrations as portions of continents rapidly become inhospitable to our species.
5-0 out of 5 stars Seperating Scientist from Environmentalist
Excellent book which really pushes the urgency of global warming based on science. It's too late for sustained development. The case is made for nuclear power and how that might be the only technology that can save the planet. A must read for a scientific view of man's damage to the planet -- not an environmentalist view.

5-0 out of 5 stars winter
There are many wise people sounding warnings but no one of great consequence making an urgent stand and bravely attempting to lead the essential battle. Terrorism is the thorn of a rose compared to environmental catastrophe. We should fight to save the world with a religious zeal. But where is the call to arms? Al Gore needs to run for president because the prophet of doom role, really, doesn't do anyone any good. Knowledge doesn't keep you alive. I rather see humanity make a mistake trying to rescue the planet than take no action at all. Why is everyone asleep? What then shall we do? ... Read more

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119. Trading Natural Gas: A Nontechnical Guide
by Pennwell Books
Hardcover (January, 1997)
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5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Book to Learn Natural Gas Trading
Even if you do not have a solid understanding of derivatives, this book is really good explaining step by step how the different derivatives are used for hedging natural gas; regardless if you are the producer, trader, or end user.The author gives many examples of how each derivative works.I highly recommend this book if you are starting out as a junior trader, risk products trader, supply planner, etc.

5-0 out of 5 stars educational sources for practical trading purposes
I have not seen any book that describes its domain with such generous detail and is geared for real life trading. The contents may not be enough for those who trade only financial energy instruments, but it is indeed a good course material for the market makers, and hedgers, namely end users and producers. I highly recommend this book to those who are involved in natural gas industry.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Resource for Natural Gas Traders
Was very pleased with the material contained in this book.Although I am a beginner in the natural gas trading field, I found Sturm's book both easy to understand yet challenging in its scope.A great deal of emphasis isplaced upon various hedging techniques and many helpful diagrams areincluded to portray the trading flow.Overall a very unique and insightfulbook for beginners and for those with years of experience in tradingnatural gas. ... Read more

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120. Information Architecture for the World Wide Web: Designing Large-Scale Web Sites
by O'Reilly Media
Paperback (15 August, 2002)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Definitive resource for web masters who consider themselves professionals
Each time I sit down to redevelop a website I revist this book.It can really help you understand the shortcomings of a site's present information architecture and explain those shortcomings to non-techy clients.

3-0 out of 5 stars Interesting, but a bit on the fluffy side
I'm the kind of reader that enjoys straight to the point books. As interesting as this book was, I found it rambled and went too deep into how to sell IA to administration, or learn about IA in schools, or what steps should one take to become an information architect, etc. I found it presented ideas, often left the reader at the end of each section with "it depends" or "you'll see what works best for you". Which is fine, but isn't really helpful.
5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Resource
This book is a great resource for IA. Struggling with what type of navigation to use and why? This book is an easy read that helps you get good IA done. It also explains the in's and out's of IA. ... Read more

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