Jan 28


Interpreting engineering drawings, 8th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Jennifer F. Callanga (ME 131, 136; MES 1)

Author Theodore J. Branoff
Place of Publication Stamford, CT
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Cengage Learning

INTERPRETING ENGINEERING DRAWINGS, 8th EDITION offers comprehensive, state-of-the-art training that shows readers how to create professional-quality engineering drawings that can be interpreted with precision in today’s technology-based industries. This flexible, user-friendly textbook offers unsurpassed coverage of the theory and practical applications that you’ll need as readers communicate technical concepts in an international marketplace. All material is developed around the latest ASME drawing standards, helping readers keep pace with the dynamic changes in the field of engineering graphics.

Understanding spatial media

Recommended by: Prof. Bienvenido Cancellar (GmE 210)

Editors Rob Kitchin, Tracey P. Lauriault, Matthew W. Wilson
Place of Publication Los Angeles
Date of Publication 2017
Publisher SAGE Publications

Over the past decade, a new set of interactive, open, participatory, and networked spatial media have become widespread. These include mapping platforms, virtual globes, user-generated spatial databases, geodesign and architectural and planning tools, urban dashboards and citizen reporting geosystems, augmented reality media, and locative media. Collectively, these produce and mediate spatial big data and are reshaping spatial knowledge, spatial behavior, and spatial politics.

Understanding Spatial Media brings together leading scholars from around the globe to examine these new spatial media, their attendant technologies, spatial data, and their social, economic, and political effects.

The 22 chapters are divided into the following sections:

  • Spatial media technologies
  • Spatial data and spatial media
  • The consequences of spatial media
  • Understanding Spatial Media is the perfect introduction to this fast emerging phenomena for students and practitioners of geography, urban studies, data science, and media and communications.

Cartography : science of making maps

Recommended by: Prof. Bienvenido Cancellar (GE 173)

Editor Tucker Nichollas
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Larsen and Keller Education

Cartography concerns itself with the study and application of making maps. It is an important practice in the fields of transportation and circumnavigation, military and research-related purposes. The book aims to shed light on some of the fundamentals concepts of cartography. It is specifically designed for the students to learn details about this field. This book is a valuable compilation of topics, ranging from the basic to the most complex theories and principles of the area. The topics covered in this extensive book deal with the core subjects of cartography. Through this text, we attempt to further enlighten the readers about the new techniques in this field.

Exploring physical geography, 2nd Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Bienvenido Cancellar (GE 173)

Authors Stephen J. Reynolds [and four others]
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2018]
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

Stephen Reynolds, author of the highly successful Exploring Geology, brings his ground-breaking, visually spectacular approach to Exploring Physical Geography. Intended for an introductory geography course, such as Physical Geography, Reynolds Exploring Physical Geography promotes inquiry and science as an active process. It encourages student curiosity and aims to activate existing student knowledge by posing the title of every two-page spread and every subsection as a question. In addition, questions are dispersed throughout the book. Integrated into the book are opportunities for students to observe patterns, features, and examples before the underlying concepts are explained. That is, we employ a learning-cycle approach where student exploration precedes the introduction of geographic terms and the application of knowledge to a new situation.

Exploring Physical Geography introduces terms after students have an opportunity to observe the feature or concept that is being named. This approach is consistent with several educational philosophies, including a learning cycle and just-in-time teaching. Research on learning cycles shows that students are more likely to retain a term if they already have a mental image of the thing being named (Lawson, 2003). Also, the figure-based approach in this book allows terms to be introduced in their context rather than as a definition that is detached from a visual representation of the term. We introduce new terms in italics rather than in boldface, because boldfaced terms on a textbook page cause students to immediately focus mostly on the terms, rather than build an understanding of the concepts.

Featuring more than 2,500 photographs and illustration, Exploring Physical Geography engages students with strong visuals, unique two-page spreads, and Before You Leave This Page objectives.

Remote sensing for sustainability

Recommended by: Prof. Bienvenido Cancellar (GE 159, 179)

Editor Qihao Weng
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Driven by the societal needs and improvement in sensor technology and image processing techniques, remote sensing has become an essential geospatial tool for understanding the Earth and managing Human-Earth interactions. Remote Sensing for Sustainability introduces the current state of the art remote sensing knowledge integral for monitoring the world’s natural resources and environments, managing exposure to natural disasters and man-made risks, and helping understand the sustainability and productivity of natural ecosystems.

Bridging the gap between remote sensing and sustainability science this book examines theories and methods as well as practical applications of sustainable development for cities using remote sensing; focuses on remote sensing methods and techniques for sustainable natural resources with emphasize on forests; answers questions on how and what the remote sensing methods and techniques can do for the sustainability of environmental systems; and examines the issues of energy use and sustainable energy sources using remote sensing technology in countries such as Germany, China, the U.S, drawing on case studies to demonstrate the applicability of remote sensing techniques.

This comprehensive guide, which can serve to professors, researchers, and students alike, takes in consideration the United Nations set of sustainable development goals and intends to contribute to the GEO’s Strategic Plan by addressing and exemplifying a number of societal benefit areas of remote sensing data sets, methods, and techniques for sustainable development.


Introduction to geographic information systems

Recommended by: Prof. Bienvenido Cancellar (GIME 175)

Author Jayceon Garcia
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Larsen & Keller

The book aims to shed light on some of the unexplored aspects of geographic information systems (GIS). It provides thorough knowledge about the basic principles of this subject. Geographic information systems refer to a system that is used to manipulate, capture, store, analyze and maintain geographical data. The textbook covers the various fields that use this technology as well as the methods associated with it. It also focuses on the theoretical aspects on geographic information science. For someone with an interest and eye for detail, this book covers the most significant topics in this field. It will serve as a valuable source of reference for those interested in GIS.

Project management : a systems approach to planning, scheduling, and controlling, 12th Ed.

Recommended by: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano (IE 153, 221)

Author Harold Kerzner
Place of Publication BHoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Project Management, or the “Project Management bible” as it’s widely known, provides practical guidance on all aspects of project management. It features a streamlined approach to PM functions without stinting on detailed coverage of the tools and methods used at all stages of a project.

This 12th Edition has been updated to reflect industry changes and features in-depth coverage of emerging topics, including global stakeholder management, causes of failure, agile project management, project governance failure, customer approval milestones, classifying project metrics, and more. Also, supplementary materials are available for students, professionals, and instructors.

  • Understand organizational structures and project management functions
  • Learn how to control costs, manage risk, and analyze trade-offs
  • Examine different methods used for planning, scheduling, QA, and more
  • Work effectively with customers and stakeholders from around the globe
  • As projects increase in scope and complexity, managing them across time zones, language barriers, and technology platforms requires a systematic approach that accounts for every detail. All the more reason to keep Project Management, 12th Edition within arm’s reach throughout all stages of the projects you manage.

    Engineering geology

    Recommended by: Prof. Bienvenido Cancellar (GE 153)

    Editor Dave Cox
    Place of Publication New York, NY
    Date of Publication [2016]
    Publisher Magnum Publishing

    Engineering geology is the application of the geological sciences to engineering study for the purpose of assuring that the geological factors regarding the location, design, construction, operation and maintenance of engineering works are recognized and accounted for. Engineering geology studies may be performed during the planning, environmental impact analysis, civil or structural engineering design, value engineering and construction phases of public and private works projects, and during post-construction and forensic phases of projects. This book covers the fields of the earth sciences and engineering, particularly geological and geotechnical engineering. The focus of the book is on geological or engineering studies that are of interest to engineering geologists.

    Oct 12


    A Six Sigma approach to sustainability : continual improvement for social responsibility

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano, (IE 122)

    Author Holly A. Duckworth
    Place of Publication Boca Raton
    Date of Publication [2016]
    Publisher CRC Press

    In an age when most business plans extend only to the next quarterly reporting period, the authors of this book propose an audaciously longer view of future planning. Reaching beyond the modern five or ten-year strategic plan, the authors take a cue from Kongo Gumi, a Japanese construction company launched in 578 AD that managed to thrive as a family-owned business for nearly 1500 years.

    With the 2010 publication of an international standard on social responsibility (ISO 26000), and increased attention to sustainability and sustainability reporting, many organizations today are heeding the call to operate with this standard in mind. However, once the guidelines are understood and the gaps measured, these same organizations often struggle during implementation.

    Leveraging many decades of combined experience in Quality Management and Product Development, the authors of this seminal book provide a proven solution to help you turn information into action. Defining exactly what social responsibility means, A Six Sigma Approach to Sustainability introduces SOFAIR, a six-step methodology for achieving sustainability through social responsibility performance improvement. This rigorous methodology uses Six Sigma, and other process improvement methods, as a basis for maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of your organization’s social responsibility performance improvement effort.

    The book explains and demonstrates the meaning of CISR® – continual improvement for social responsibility – and illustrates the six-step SOFAIR methodology with many examples. The authors explain how your existing organizational continual improvement efforts can be adapted to also focus on sustainability. Four case studies are provided that demonstrate the application of the methodology in manufacturing, healthcare, business processes, and everyday personal life. Finally, the authors provide 10 things you can do today as social responsibility action.

    Kongo Gumi represents the author’s goal of sustainability, and prompts the question, “What will your organization look like, not in 5-10 years, but in fifteen centuries?” This book provides a way for you to take action to create a more sustainable environment where your customers, suppliers, employees, and communities are available for your organization for decades, and even centuries, to come.

    Reliability of safety-critical systems : theory and applications

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano, (IE 198, 298)

    Author Marvin Rausand
    Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
    Date of Publication [2014]
    Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

    Presents the theory and methodology for reliability assessments of safety-critical functions through examples from a wide range of applications

    Reliability of Safety-Critical Systems: Theory and Applications provides a comprehensive introduction to reliability assessments of safety-related systems based on electrical, electronic, and programmable electronic (E/E/PE) technology. With a focus on the design and development phases of safety-critical systems, the book presents theory and methods required to document compliance with IEC 61508 and the associated sector-specific standards.

    Combining theory and practical applications, Reliability of Safety-Critical Systems: Theory and Applications implements key safety-related strategies and methods to meet quantitative safety integrity requirements. In addition, the book details a variety of reliability analysis methods that are needed during all stages of a safety-critical system, beginning with specification and design and advancing to operations, maintenance, and modification control. The key categories of safety life-cycle phases are featured, including strategies for the allocation of reliability performance requirements; assessment methods in relation to design; and reliability quantification in relation to operation and maintenance. Issues and benefits that arise from complex modern technology developments are featured, as well as:

    • Real-world examples from large industry facilities with major accident potential and products owned by the general public such as cars and tools
    • Plentiful worked examples throughout that provide readers with a deeper understanding of the core concepts and aid in the analysis and solution of common issues when assessing all facets of safety-critical systems
    • Approaches that work on a wide scope of applications and can be applied to the analysis of any safety-critical system
    • A brief appendix of probability theory for reference

    With an emphasis on how safety-critical functions are introduced into systems and facilities to prevent or mitigate the impact of an accident, this book is an excellent guide for professionals, consultants, and operators of safety-critical systems who carry out practical, risk, and reliability assessments of safety-critical systems. Reliability of Safety-Critical Systems: Theory and Applications is also a useful textbook for courses in reliability assessment of safety-critical systems and reliability engineering at the graduate-level, as well as for consulting companies offering short courses in reliability assessment of safety-critical systems.

    Design thinking : new product development essentials from the PDMA

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano, (IE 122)

    Editor Michael G. Luchs
    Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
    Date of Publication [2016]
    Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

    Develop a more systematic, human-centered, results-oriented thought process

    Design Thinking is the Product Development and Management Association’s (PDMA) guide to better problem solving and decision-making in product development and beyond. The second in the New Product Development Essentials series, this book shows you how to bridge the gap between the strategic importance of design and the tactical approach of design thinking. You’ll learn how to approach new product development from a fresh perspective, with a focus on systematic, targeted thinking that results in a repeatable, human-centered problem-solving process. Integrating high-level discussion with practical, actionable strategy, this book helps you re-tool your thought processes in a way that translates well beyond product development, giving you a new way to approach business strategy and more.

    Design is a process of systematic creativity that yields the most appropriate solution to a properly identified problem. Design thinking disrupts stalemates and brings logic to the forefront of the conversation. This book shows you how to adopt these techniques and train your brain to see the answer to any question, at any level, in any stage of the development process.

    • Become a better problem-solver in every aspect of business
    • Connect strategy with practice in the context of product development
    • Systematically map out your new product, service, or business
    • Experiment with new thought processes and decision making strategies

    You can’t rely on old ways of thinking to produce the newest, most cutting-edge solutions. Product development is the bedrock of business —whether your “product” is a tangible object, a service, or the business itself — and your approach must be consistently and reliably productive. Design Thinking helps you internalize this essential process so you can bring value to innovation and merge strategy with reality.

    Product design for engineers, International edition

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano

    Author Devdas Shetty
    Place of Publication Australia
    Date of Publication [2016]
    Publisher Cengage Learning

    Develop key skills you’ll need for your career in mechanical, industrial, aerospace, manufacturing, or automotive engineering with PRODUCT DESIGN FOR ENGINEERS. This empowering text explores techniques for managing innovation, entrepreneurship, and design and introduces you to the creative problem-solving method for product success. Case studies in every chapter explore issues of design for assembly, disassembly, reliability, maintainability, and sustainability. The book’s interdisciplinary approach, step-by-step coverage, and helpful illustrations and charts give you everything you need to design cost-effective, innovative products.

    Wind power : the struggle for control of a new global industry

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Louis Angelo Danao (EgyE 223)

    Author Ben Backwell
    Place of Publication London
    Date of Publication 2015
    Publisher Routledge

    Wind Power – The Struggle for Control of a New Global Industry looks at the nations, companies and people fighting for control of one of the world’s fastest growing new industries and how we can harness one of the planet’s most powerful energy resources – wind power. The book also examines the challenges the sector faces as it competes for influence and investment with the fossil fuel industry across the globe.

    The wind power business has grown from a niche sector within the energy industry to a global industry attracting substantial investment in recent years. In Europe wind has become the biggest source of new power generation capacity, while wind is successfully competing with the gas, coal and nuclear sectors in China and the US.

    The specialist wind turbine companies that pioneered the business have gone global over the last decade, while big industrial conglomerates have entered the fray. European companies are struggling to maintain their technological and market lead in the sector, in a three cornered battle with China and the US.

    Meanwhile, the industry is fighting to drive down costs in the face of a fossil fuel generation industry bolstered by the onset of cheap shale gas. And wind companies continue to wrestle with a stop-go cycle of investment across the world, with some traditional markets stuttering under the impact of the financial crisis and fiscal austerity, while new power hungry markets in Asia and South America emerge.

    Wind Power – The Struggle for Control of a New Global Industry analyses the industry climbers, the investment trends and the technological advancements that will define the future of wind energy.

    The politics of green transformations

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Louis Angelo Danao

    Editor Ian Scoones
    Place of Publication London
    Date of Publication 2015
    Publisher Routledge

    Multiple ‘green transformations’ are required if humanity is to live sustainably on planet Earth. Recalling past transformations, this book examines what makes the current challenge different, and especially urgent. It examines how green transformations must take place in the context of the particular moments of capitalist development, and in relation to particular alliances. The role of the state is emphasised, both in terms of the type of incentives required to make green transformations politically feasible and the way states must take a developmental role in financing innovation and technology for green transformations. The book also highlights the role of citizens, as innovators, entrepreneurs, green consumers and members of social movements. Green transformations must be both ‘top-down’, involving elite alliances between states and business, but also ‘bottom up’, pushed by grassroots innovators and entrepreneurs, and part of wider mobilisations among civil society. The chapters in the book draw on international examples to emphasise how contexts matter in shaping pathways to sustainability

    Written by experts in the field, this book will be of great interest to researchers and students in environmental studies, international relations, political science, development studies, geography and anthropology, as well as policymakers and practitioners concerned with sustainability.

    Our energy future : resources, alternatives, and the environment, Second edition

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa ( EgyE 201)

    Author R. C. Hibbeler
    Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
    Date of Publication [2016]
    Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

    Presents an overview on the different aspects of the energy value chain and discusses the issues that future energy is facing

    This book covers energy and the energy policy choices which face society. The book presents easy-to-grasp information and analysis, and includes statistical data for energy production, consumption and simple formulas. Among the aspects considered are: science, technology, economics and the impact on health and the environment. In this new edition two new chapters have been added: The first new chapter deals with unconventional fossil fuels, a resource which has become very important from the economical point of view, especially in the United States. The second new chapter presents the applications of nanotechnology in the energy domain.

    • Provides a global vision of available and potential energy sources
    • Discusses advantages and drawbacks to help prepare current and future generations to use energy differently
    • Includes new chapters covering unconventional fossil fuels and nanotechnology as new energy

    Our Energy Future: Resources, Alternatives and the Environment, Second Edition, is written for professionals, students, teachers, decision-makers and politicians involved in the energy domain and interested in environmental issues.

    Wind energy engineering, Second edition

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa (EgyE 223)

    Author Pramod Jainr
    Place of Publication New York
    Date of Publication [2016]
    Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

    A fully up-to-date, comprehensive wind energy engineering resource

    This thoroughly updated reference offers complete details on effectively harnessing wind energy as a viable and economical power source. Globally recognized wind expert Pramod Jain clearly explains physics, meteorology, aerodynamics, wind measurement, wind turbines, and electricity. New energy policies and grid integration procedures are covered, including pre-deployment studies and grid modifications. Filled with diagrams, tables, charts, graphs, and statistics, Wind Energy Engineering, Second Edition, is a definitive guide to current developments and emerging technologies in wind energy.

    Wind Energy Engineering, Second Edition covers:

    • The worldwide business of wind energy
    • Wind energy basics
    • Meteorological properties of wind and air
    • Wind turbine aerodynamics
    • Turbine blade element models and power curves
    • Wind measurement and reporting
    • Wind resource assessment
    • Advanced resource assessment topics, including wake, losses, and uncertainty
    • Wind turbine generator components
    • Electricity and generator fundamentals
    • Grid integration of wind energy
    • Environmental impact of wind projects
    • Financial modeling, planning, and execution of wind projects
    • Wind energy policy and licensing guidelines

    Particle adhesion and removal

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa (EgyE 297)

    Editor K.L. Mittal
    Place of Publication Salem, Massachusetts
    Date of Publication [2015]
    Publisher Scrivener Publishing LLC

    The book provides a comprehensive and easily accessible reference source covering all important aspects of particle adhesion and removal. The core objective is to cover both fundamental and applied aspects of particle adhesion and removal with emphasis on recent developments.

    Among the topics to be covered include:

    •  Fundamentals of surface forces in particle adhesion and removal.
    •  Mechanisms of particle adhesion and removal.
    •  Experimental methods (e.g. AFM, SFA,SFM,IFM, etc.) to understand particle-particle and particle-substrate interactions.
    •  Mechanics of adhesion of micro- and nanoscale particles.
    •  Various factors affecting particle adhesion to a variety of substrates.
    •  Surface modification techniques to modulate particle adhesion.
    •  Various cleaning methods (both wet & dry) for particle removal.
    •  Relevance of particle adhesion in a host of technologies ranging from simple to ultra-sophisticated.

    Fuel cells : principles, design, and analysis

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa (EgyE 297)

    Author Shripad Revankar
    Place of Publication Boca Raton
    Date of Publication 2014
    Publisher CRC Press

    Fuel Cells: Principles, Design, and Analysis considers the latest advances in fuel cell system development and deployment, and was written with engineering and science students in mind. This book provides readers with the fundamentals of fuel cell operation and design, and incorporates techniques and methods designed to analyze different fuel cell systems. It builds on three main themes: basic principles, analysis, and design.

    The section on basic principles contains background information on fuel cells, including fundamental principles such as electrochemistry, thermodynamics, and kinetics of fuel cell reactions as well as mass and heat transfer in fuel cells. The section on design explores important characteristics associated with various fuel cell components, electrodes, electrocatalysts, and electrolytes, while the section on analysis examines phenomena characterization and modeling both at the component and system levels.

    • Includes objectives and a summary in each chapter
    • Presents examples and problems demonstrating theory/principle applications
    • Provides case studies on fuel cell analysis
    • Contains mathematical methods including numerical methods and MATLAB® Simulink® techniques
    • Offers references and material for further reading

    Fuel Cells: Principles, Design, and Analysis presents the basic principles, examples, and models essential in the design and optimization of fuel cell systems. Based on more than ten years of the authors’ teaching experience, this text is an ideal resource for junior- to senior-level undergraduate students and for graduate students pursuing advanced fuel cell research and study.

    Architectural drafting and design, Seventh edition

    Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino (ES 1)

    Author Alan Jefferis
    Place of Publication Boston, MA
    Date of Publication [2017]
    Publisher Cengage Learning

    ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING AND DESIGN, Seventh Edition, is the definitive text for beginning, intermediate, or advanced architectural CAD operators. This full-color, comprehensive edition covers the basics of residential design while exploring numerous types of projects that a designer or architect is likely to complete during the design process. The Seventh Edition is up-to-date with content based on the most recent editions of relevant codes, including the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC), the 2015 International Building Code (IBC), the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), and the 2012 International Green Construction Code (IgCC). The text opens with information on architectural styles that have dominated the field over the last four centuries, followed by basic design components related to site and structure. Commercial drafting, basic construction materials, common construction methods, and drawings typically associated with commercial construction are also covered. This bestseller complements informational content with practical, hands-on material, including step-by-step instructions for the design and layout of each type of drawing associated with a complete set of architectural plans–all presented via projects that can be completed using CAD drawing methods. This proven text equips readers with the knowledge and skills needed to complete the drawings that most municipalities require to obtain a building permit for a single-family residence.

    Technical drawing for engineering communication, Seventh edition

    Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino (ES 1)

    Author David L. Goetsch
    Place of Publication Boston, MA
    Date of Publication [2016]
    Publisher Cengage Learning

    TECHNICAL DRAWING FOR ENGINEERING COMMUNICATION, 7E offers a fresh, modern approach to technical drawing that combines the most current industry standards with up-to-date technologies and software, resulting in a valuable, highly relevant resource you won’t want to be without. The book builds on features that made its previous editions so successful: comprehensive coverage of the “total technical drawing experience” that explores both the basic and advanced aspects of engineering and industrial technology and reviews both computer modeling and more traditional methods of technical drawing. Enhancements for the seventh edition include updates based on industry trends and regulations, an all-new chapter on employability skills, and additional content on SolidWorks 3D modeling software for drafting technicians. The end result is a tool that will give you the real-world skills needed for a successful career in CAD, drafting, or design.

    Engineering science, Sixth edition

    Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino (ES 1)

    Author David L. Goetsch
    Place of Publication London
    Date of Publication [2015]
    Publisher Routledge

    Comprehensive engineering science coverage that is fully in line with the latest vocational course requirements

    • New chapters on heat transfer and fluid mechanics
    • Topic-based approach ensures that this text is suitable for all vocational engineering courses
    • Coverage of all the mechanical, electrical and electronic principles within one volume provides a comprehensive exploration of scientific principles within engineering

    Engineering Science is a comprehensive textbook suitable for all vocational and pre-degree courses. Taking a subject-led approach, the essential scientific principles engineering students need for their studies are topic-by-topic based in presntation. Unlike most of the textbooks available for this subject, Bill Bolton goes beyond the core science to include the mechanical, electrical and electronic principles needed in the majority of courses.

    A concise and accessible text is supported by numerous worked examples and problems, with a complete answer section at the back of the book. Now in its sixth edition, the text has been fully updated in line with the current BTEC National syllabus and will also prove an essential reference for students embarking on Higher National engineering qualifications and Foundation Degrees.

    Combustion thermodynamics and dynamics

    Recommending faculty: Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME 165)

    Author Joseph M. Powers
    Place of Publication New York, NY
    Date of Publication [2016]
    Publisher Cambridge University Press

    Combustion Thermodynamics and Dynamics builds on a foundation of thermal science, chemistry, and applied mathematics that will be familiar to most undergraduate aerospace, mechanical, and chemical engineers to give a first-year graduate-level exposition of the thermodynamics, physical chemistry, and dynamics of advection-reaction-diffusion. Special effort is made to link notions of time-independent classical thermodynamics with time-dependent reactive fluid dynamics. In particular, concepts of classical thermochemical equilibrium and stability are discussed in the context of modern nonlinear dynamical systems theory. The first half focuses on time-dependent spatially homogeneous reaction, while the second half considers effects of spatially inhomogeneous advection and diffusion on the reaction dynamics. Attention is focused on systems with realistic detailed chemical kinetics as well as simplified kinetics. Many mathematical details are presented, and several quantitative examples are given. Topics include foundations of thermochemistry, reduced kinetics, reactive Navier-Stokes equations, reaction-diffusion systems, laminar flame, oscillatory combustion, and detonation.

    Fluid mechanics and hydraulic machines

    Recommending faculty: Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME 122)

    Author Manish Kumar Goyal
    Place of Publication New Delhi
    Date of Publication [2015]
    Publisher PHI Learning Private Limited

    This comprehensive textbook covers the basic concepts of fluid mechanics and hydraulic machines. It is organised into sixteen chapters. The first twelve chapters focus on the conceptual aspects of fluids mechanics; the remaining four chapters examine the details of hydraulic machines. The book is supplemented with a solutions manual for instructors containing detailed solutions of all chapter-end unsolved problems.

    Primarily intended as a text for undergraduate students of civil, mechanical, chemical and aeronautical engineering, this book will also be of use to postgraduate students of hydraulics engineering, water resources engineering, and fluids engineering.

    The book describes all concepts in easy-to-grasp language with diagrammatic representation and practical examples. A selection of worked-out examples are included, helping to illustrate the range of applications of fluid mechanics. Every chapter includes a summary that presents the main idea and relevant details of the topics discussed. Most chapters incorporate objective type questions, along with answers and in-depth explanations. A set of theoretical questions and numerous unsolved numerical problems are provided at chapter-end. Each chapter includes suggested reading.

    The spatial dimension of risk : how geography shapes the emergence of riskscapes

    Editor Detlef Müller-Mahn
    Place of Publication Abingdon, Oxon
    Date of Publication 2013
    Publisher Routledge

    Through its exploration of the spatial dimension of risk, this book offers a brand new approach to theorizing risk, and significant improvements in how to manage, tolerate and take risks. A broad range of risks are examined, including natural hazards, climate change, political violence, and state failure. Case studies range from the Congo to Central Asia, from tsunami in Japan and civil war affected areas in Sri Lanka to avalanche hazards in Austria. In each of these cases, the authors examine the importance and role of space in the causes and differentiation of risk, in how we can conceptualize risk from a spatial perspective and in the relevance of space and locality for risk governance. This new approach – endorsed by Ragnar Löfstedt and Ortwin Renn, two of the world’s leading and most prolific risk analysts – is essential reading for those charged with studying, anticipating and managing risks.

    The visual organization : data visualization, big data, and the quest for better decisions

    Author Phil Simon
    Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
    Date of Publication [2014]
    Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

    The era of Big Data as arrived, and most organizations are woefully unprepared. Slowly, many are discovering that stalwarts like Excel spreadsheets, KPIs, standard reports, and even traditional business intelligence tools aren’t sufficient. These old standbys can’t begin to handle today’s increasing streams, volumes, and types of data.

    Amidst all of the chaos, though, a new type of organization is emerging.

    In The Visual Organization, award-winning author and technology expert Phil Simon looks at how an increasingly number of organizations are embracing new dataviz tools and, more important, a new mind-set based upon data discovery and exploration. Simon adroitly shows how Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Twitter, and other tech heavyweights use powerful data visualization tools to garner fascinating insights into their businesses. But make no mistake: these companies are hardly alone. Organizations of all types, industries, sizes are representing their data in new and amazing ways. As a result, they are asking better questions and making better business decisions.

    Rife with real-world examples and case studies, The Visual Organization is a full-color tour-de-force.


    Oct 10


    Surveying with construction applications, Eighth edition, Global edition

    Recommending faculty: Prof. Ma. Rosario Concepcion Ang

    Author Barry F. Kavanagh
    Place of Publication England
    Date of Publication [2015]
    Publisher Pearson Education Limited

    Elementary Surveying, Fourteenth Edition, is ideal for Surveying courses offered in Civil Engineering departments and is a useful reference for civil engineers.

    This highly readable, best-selling text presents basic concepts and practical material in each of the areas fundamental to modern surveying (geomatics) practice. Its depth and breadth are ideal for self-study. Elementary Surveying, Fourteenth Edition, is updated throughout to reflect the latest advances and technology.

    Teaching and Learning Experience

    This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students. It will help:

    Emphasize the Theory of Errors in Surveying Work: Common errors and mistakes are listed to remind students to exercise caution in their work.
    Use Strong Pedagogy Tools to Teach: Numerous worked example problems, figures, illustrations, and end-of-chapter problems help students apply concepts.
    Reflect the Latest Advances in Technology: To keep your course current and relevant, this edition covers the latest advancements in surveying technology.

    • Thoroughly presents all the general surveying principles and techniques students need: Begins with eleven chapters walking through surveying fundamentals, distance measurement, computations, satellite positioning, geomatics, and much more — including a brand-new math review chapter for students with limited math background
    • ELinks principles and techniques to contemporary applications in the construction of most civil projects: Addresses a wide range of surveying applications, from highways and streets to pipelines, tunnels, bridges, culverts, and buildings
    • Provides extensive hands-on practice, strong pedagogy, and valuable professional reference resources: Includes updated laboratory exercises, efficient features for review, useful reference appendices, up-to-date web links, and more

    Operations management : processes and supply chains, Eleventh edition, Global edition

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano

    Author Lee J. Krajewski
    Place of Publication England
    Date of Publication [2016]
    Publisher Pearson Education Limited

    A managerial approach to operations management

    Operations Management provides students with a comprehensive framework for addressing operational process and supply chain issues and uses a systemized approach while focusing on issues of current interest. The text has ample opportunities for students to experience the role of a manager with challenging problems, cases, simulations, experiential exercises, and tightly integrated online resources.

    Modern control systems, Thirteenth edition

    Recommending faculty: Prof. Job Immanuel Encarnacion

    Author Richard C. Dorf
    Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
    Date of Publication [2017]
    Publisher Pearson

    Developing Problem-Solving Skills Through Integrated Design and Analysis

    The purpose of Dorf’s Modern Control Systems, Thirteenth Edition is to present the structure of feedback control theory and to provide a sequence of exciting discoveries. The book demonstrates various real-world, global engineering problems while touching on evolving design strategies like green technology. Some of the themes at-hand include climate change, clean water, sustainability, waste management, emissions reduction, and minimizing energy. Throughout the text, the reader applies theory to the design and analysis of control systems.

    The Thirteenth Edition continues to explore the role of and need for automated and precise control systems in green engineering. Key examples of green engineering, such as wind turbine control and the modeling of a photovoltaic generator to achieve maximum power delivery, are discussed in detail. The text is organized around the concept of control systems theory in the context of frequency and time domains. Written to be equally useful for all engineering disciplines, it covers topics such as classical control, employing root locus design, frequency and response design using Bode and Nyquist plots.

    Elementary surveying : an introduction to geomatics, Fourteenth edition, Global edition

    Recommending faculty: Prof. Ma. Rosario Concepcion Ang

    Author Charles D. Ghilani
    Place of Publication England
    Date of Publication [2015]
    Publisher Pearson Education Limited

    Elementary Surveying, Fourteenth Edition, is ideal for Surveying courses offered in Civil Engineering departments and is a useful reference for civil engineers.

    This highly readable, best-selling text presents basic concepts and practical material in each of the areas fundamental to modern surveying (geomatics) practice. Its depth and breadth are ideal for self-study. Elementary Surveying, Fourteenth Edition, is updated throughout to reflect the latest advances and technology.

     Teaching and Learning Experience

    This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students. It will help:

    • Emphasize the Theory of Errors in Surveying Work: Common errors and mistakes are listed to remind students to exercise caution in their work.
    • Use Strong Pedagogy Tools to Teach: Numerous worked example problems, figures, illustrations, and end-of-chapter problems help students apply concepts.
    • Reflect the Latest Advances in Technology: To keep your course current and relevant, this edition covers the latest advancements in surveying technology.

    Operations management : sustainability and supply chain management, Eleventh global edition

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano

    Author Jay Heizer
    Place of Publication Harlow, Essex
    Date of Publication [2014]
    Publisher Pearson Education

    A broad, practical introduction to operations, reinforced with an extensive collection of practice problems.

    Operations Management presents a broad introduction to the field of operations in a realistic and practical manner, while offering the largest and most diverse collection of problems on the market. The problems found in this text also contain ample support—found in the book’s solved-problems, worked examples, and myomlab, Pearson’s new online homework and tutorial system—to help students complete and understand assignments even when they’re not in class.

    Engineering mechanics : dynamics, Fourteenth edition in SI units, Global edition

    Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino

    Author R. C. Hibbeler
    Place of Publication England
    Date of Publication [2017]
    Publisher Pearson Education Limited

    For Dynamics Courses. A Proven Approach to Conceptual Understanding and Problem-solving Skills. Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics excels in providing a clear and thorough presentation of the theory and application of engineering mechanics. Engineering Mechanics empowers students to succeed by drawing upon Prof. Hibbeler’s everyday classroom experience and his knowledge of how students learn. This text is shaped by the comments and suggestions of hundreds of reviewers in the teaching profession, as well as many of the author’s students. The Fourteenth Edition includes new Preliminary Problems, which are intended to help students develop conceptual understanding and build problem-solving skills. The text features a large variety of problems from a broad range of engineering disciplines, stressing practical, realistic situations encountered in professional practice, and having varying levels of difficulty.

    Engineering mechanics : statics, Fourteenth edition in SI units, Global edition

    Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino

    Author R. C. Hibbeler
    Place of Publication England
    Date of Publication [2017]
    Publisher Pearson Education Limited

    For Statics Courses. A Proven Approach to Conceptual Understanding and Problem-solving Skills Engineering Mechanics: Statics excels in providing a clear and thorough presentation of the theory and application of engineering mechanics. Engineering Mechanics empowers students to succeed by drawing upon Prof. Hibbeler’s everyday classroom experience and his knowledge of how students learn. This text is shaped by the comments and suggestions of hundreds of reviewers in the teaching profession, as well as many of the author’s students. The Fourteenth Edition includes new Preliminary Problems, which are intended to help students develop conceptual understanding and build problem-solving skills. The text features a large variety of problems from a broad range of engineering disciplines, stressing practical, realistic situations encountered in professional practice, and having varying levels of difficulty.

    Probability & statistics for engineers & scientists, Ninth edition, MyStatLab update

    Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino

    Author Ronald E. Walpole
    Place of Publication Boston
    Date of Publication [2017]
    Publisher Pearson

    This classic text provides a rigorous introduction to basic probability theory and statistical inference, with a unique balance between theory and methodology. Interesting, relevant applications use real data from actual studies, showing how the concepts and methods can be used to solve problems in the field. This revision focuses on improved clarity and deeper understanding.

    This latest edition is also available in as an enhanced Pearson eText. This exciting new version features an embedded version of StatCrunch, allowing students to analyze data sets while reading the book.

    Also available with MyStatLab

    MyStatLab™ is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them absorb course material and understand difficult concepts.

    Mechanics of materials, Tenth edition

    Recommending faculty: Job Immanuel Encarnacion & Prof. John Michael Constantino

    Author R. C. Hibbeler
    Place of Publication Boston
    Date of Publication [2017]
    Publisher Pearson

    Mechanics of Materials clearly and thoroughly presents the theory and supports the application of essential mechanics of materials principles. Professor Hibbeler’s concise writing style, countless examples, and stunning four-color photorealistic art program — all shaped by the comments and suggestions of hundreds of reviewers — help readers visualize and master difficult concepts. The Tenth Edition retains the hallmark features synonymous with the Hibbeler franchise, but has been enhanced with the most current information, a fresh new layout, added problem solving, and increased flexibility in the way topics are covered.

    Vector mechanics for engineers : dynamics, Eleventh edition in SI units

    Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino (ES 12)

    Author Ferdinand P. Beer
    Place of Publication New York, NY
    Date of Publication [2016]
    Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

    Continuing in the spirit of its successful previous editions, the eleventh edition of Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Dynamics provides conceptually accurate and thorough coverage together with a significant refreshment of the exercise sets.
    In this edition:• Thoroughly refreshed problem set • Concept questions are multiple choice problems that require few, if any, calculations. Students are encouraged to solve these problems using the principles and techniques discussed in the text and to use these principles to help develop their intuition.

    Machine component design, Fifth edition, International student version

    Recommending faculty: Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME 153, 154, 155)

    Author Robert C. Juvinall
    Place of Publication Singapore
    Date of Publication [2012]
    Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

    The latest edition of Juvinall/Marshek’s Fundamentals of Machine Component Design focuses on sound problem solving strategies and skills needed to navigate through large amounts of information. Revisions in the text include coverage of Fatigue in addition to a continued concentration on the fundamentals of component design. Several other new features include new learning objectives added at the beginning of all chapters; updated end-of-chapter problems, the elimination of weak problems and addition of new problems; updated applications for currency and relevance and new ones where appropriate; new system analysis problems and examples; improved sections dealing with Fatigue; expanded coverage of failure theory; and updated references.


    Sep 3


    Shigley’s mechanical engineering design, 10th Ed.

    Recommending faculty: Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME 153, 154, 155, 258)

    Authors Richard G. Budynas, J. Keith Nisbett
    Place of Publication New York, NY
    Date of Publication [2015]
    Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

    Shigley’s Mechanical Engineering Design is intended for students beginning the study of mechanical engineering design. Students will find that the text inherently directs them into familiarity with both the basics of design decisions and the standards of industrial components. It combines the straightforward focus on fundamentals that instructors have come to expect, with a modern emphasis on design and new applications. The tenth edition maintains the well-designed approach that has made this book the standard in machine design for nearly 50 years.

    Mechanics of materials, 7th Ed.

    Author Ferdinand P. Beer
    Place of Publication New York, NY
    Date of Publication [2015]
    Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

    Mechanics of Materials is the uncontested leader for the teaching of solid mechanics. Used by thousands of students around the globe since publication, Mechanics of Materials provides a precise presentation of the subject illustrated with numerous engineering examples that students both understand and relate to theory and application. The tried and true methodology for presenting material gives students the best opportunity to succeed in this course. From the detailed examples, to the homework problems, to the carefully developed solutions manual, instructors and students can be confident the material is clearly explained and accurately represented.

    McGraw-Hill Education’s Connect, is also available as an optional, add on item. Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, how they need it, so that class time is more effective. Connect allows the professor to assign homework, quizzes, and tests easily and automatically grades and records the scores of the student’s work. Problems are randomized to prevent sharing of answers an may also have a “multi-step solution” which helps move the students’ learning along if they experience difficulty.

    Geographic information science & systems, 4th Ed.

    Author Paul A. Longley
    Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
    Date of Publication [2015]
    Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

    Effective use of today’s vast geographic information (GI) resources requires more than just powerful technology for problem solving. It requires science to help us understand the way the world works, and to help us devise effective procedures for making decisions. Three previous editions have established this text as a defining multidisciplinary treatment of the scientific principles that underpin the use of geographic information technologies for problem solving. This extensively revised and updated edition provides a guide to the enduring scientific principles and information systems that support effective use of today’s GI. It also provides a primer on essential methods for analysis of GI, and the ways in which effective management of GI informs policy and action.

    Engineering economy, 16th Ed.

    Authors William G. Sullivan, Elin M. Wicks, C. Patrick Koelling Global
    Place of Publication Singapore
    Date of Publication [2015]
    Publisher Pearson Education South Asia Pte. Ltd.

    Engineering Economy is intended to serve as a text for classroom instruction in undergraduate, introductory courses in Engineering Economics. It also serves as a basic reference for use by practicing engineers in all specialty areas (e.g., chemical, civil, computer, electrical, industrial, and mechanical engineering). The book is also useful to persons engaged in the management of technical activities.

    Used by engineering students worldwide, this best-selling text provides a sound understanding of the principles, basic concepts, and methodology of engineering economy. Built upon the rich and time-tested teaching materials of earlier editions, it is extensively revised and updated to reflect current trends and issues, with an emphasis on the economics of engineering design throughout. It provides one of the most complete and up-to-date studies of this vitally important field.

    Introduction to probability and statistics for engineers and scientists, 5th Ed.

    (ES 21)

    Author Sheldon M. Ross
    Place of Publication London, UK
    Date of Publication [2014]
    Publisher Academic Press/Elsevier

    Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists provides a superior introduction to applied probability and statistics for engineering or science majors. Ross emphasizes the manner in which probability yields insight into statistical problems; ultimately resulting in an intuitive understanding of the statistical procedures most often used by practicing engineers and scientists. Real data sets are incorporated in a wide variety of exercises and examples throughout the book, and this emphasis on data motivates the probability coverage. As with the previous editions, Ross’ text has tremendously clear exposition, plus real-data examples and exercises throughout the text. Numerous exercises, examples, and applications connect probability theory to everyday statistical problems and situations.

    Clear exposition by a renowned expert author
    Real data examples that use significant real data from actual studies across life science, engineering, computing and business
    End of Chapter review material that emphasizes key ideas as well as the risks associated with practical application of the material
    25% New Updated problem sets and applications, that demonstrate updated applications to engineering as well as biological, physical and computer science
    New additions to proofs in the estimation section
    New coverage of Pareto and lognormal distributions, prediction intervals, use of dummy variables in multiple regression models, and testing equality of multiple population distributions.

    GPS satellite surveying, 4th Ed.

    Recommending faculty: ()

    Authors Alfred Leick, Lev Rapoport, Dmitry Tatarnikov
    Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
    Date of Publication [2015]
    Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

    mploy the latest satellite positioning tech with this extensive guide
    GPS Satellite Surveying is the classic text on the subject, providing the most comprehensive coverage of global navigation satellite systems applications for surveying. Fully updated and expanded to reflect the field’s latest developments, this new edition contains new information on GNSS antennas, Precise Point Positioning, Real-time Relative Positioning, Lattice Reduction, and much more. New contributors offer additional insight that greatly expands the book’s reach, providing readers with complete, in-depth coverage of geodetic surveying using satellite technologies. The newest, most cutting-edge tools, technologies, and applications are explored in-depth to help readers stay up to date on best practices and preferred methods, giving them the understanding they need to consistently produce more reliable measurement.

    Global navigation satellite systems have an array of uses in military, civilian, and commercial applications. In surveying, GNSS receivers are used to position survey markers, buildings, and road construction as accurately as possible with less room for human error. GPS Satellite Surveying provides complete guidance toward the practical aspects of the field, helping readers to:

    Get up to speed on the latest GPS/GNSS developments
    Understand how satellite technology is applied to surveying
    Examine in-depth information on adjustments and geodesy
    Learn the fundamentals of positioning, lattice adjustment, antennas, and more
    The surveying field has seen quite an evolution of technology in the decade since the last edition’s publication. This new edition covers it all, bringing the reader deep inside the latest tools and techniques being used on the job. Surveyors, engineers, geologists, and anyone looking to employ satellite positioning will find GPS Satellite Surveying to be of significant assistance.

    Combustion, 5th Ed.

    Recommending faculty: ()

    Authors Irvin Glassman, Richard A. Yetter, Nick G. Glumac
    Place of Publication Waltham, MA
    Date of Publication [2015]
    Publisher Academic Press

    Throughout its previous four editions, Combustion has made a very complex subject both enjoyable and understandable to its student readers and a pleasure for instructors to teach. With its clearly articulated physical and chemical processes of flame combustion and smooth, logical transitions to engineering applications, this new edition continues that tradition. Greatly expanded end-of-chapter problem sets and new areas of combustion engineering applications make it even easier for students to grasp the significance of combustion to a wide range of engineering practice, from transportation to energy generation to environmental impacts.

    Combustion engineering is the study of rapid energy and mass transfer usually through the common physical phenomena of flame oxidation. It covers the physics and chemistry of this process and the engineering applications―including power generation in internal combustion automobile engines and gas turbine engines. Renewed concerns about energy efficiency and fuel costs, along with continued concerns over toxic and particulate emissions, make this a crucial area of engineering.

    New chapter on new combustion concepts and technologies, including discussion on nanotechnology as related to combustion, as well as microgravity combustion, microcombustion, and catalytic combustion―all interrelated and discussed by considering scaling issues (e.g., length and time scales)
    New information on sensitivity analysis of reaction mechanisms and generation and application of reduced mechanisms
    Expanded coverage of turbulent reactive flows to better illustrate real-world applications
    Important new sections on stabilization of diffusion flames―for the first time, the concept of triple flames will be introduced and discussed in the context of diffusion flame stabilization.


    Marine structural design calculations

    Recommending faculty:Prof. Paul L. Rodgers (ME 165)

    Author Mohamed A. El-Reedy
    Place of Publication Kidlington, Oxford, UK
    Date of Publication [2015]
    Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann

    The perfect guide for veteran structural engineers or for engineers just entering the field of offshore design and construction, Marine Structural Design Calculations offers structural and geotechnical engineers a multitude of worked-out marine structural construction and design calculations. Each calculation is discussed in a concise, easy-to-understand manner that provides an authoritative guide for selecting the right formula and solving even the most difficult design calculation.

    Calculation methods for all areas of marine structural design and construction are presented and practical solutions are provided. Theories, principles, and practices are summarized. The concentration focuses on formula selection and problem solving. A “quick look up guide”, Marine Structural Design Calculations includes both fps and SI units and is divided into categories such as Project Management for Marine Structures; Marine Structures Loads and Strength; Marine Structure Platform Design; and Geotechnical Data and Pile Design. The calculations are based on industry code and standards like American Society of Civil Engineers and American Society of Mechanical Engineers, as well as institutions like the American Petroleum Institute and the US Coast Guard. Case studies and worked examples are included throughout the book.

    Calculations are based on industry code and standards such as American Society of Civil Engineers and American Society of Mechanical Engineers
    Complete chapter on modeling using SACS software and PDMS software
    Includes over 300 marine structural construction and design calculations
    Worked-out examples and case studies are provided throughout the book
    Includes a number of checklists, design schematics and data tables

    Mechanisms and machines : kinematics, dynamics, and synthesis

    Recommending faculty:Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME 142)

    Author Michael M. Stanisic
    Place of Publication Stamford, CT
    Date of Publication [2015]
    Publisher Cengage Learning

    MECHANISMS AND MACHINES: KINEMATICS, DYNAMICS, AND SYNTHESIS has been designed to serve as a core textbook for the mechanisms and machines course, targeting junior level mechanical engineering students. The book is written with the aim of providing a complete, yet concise, text that can be covered in a single-semester course. The primary goal of the text is to introduce students to the synthesis and analysis of planar mechanisms and machines, using a method well suited to computer programming, known as the Vector Loop Method. Author Michael Stanisic’s approach of teaching synthesis first, and then going into analysis, will enable students to actually grasp the mathematics behind mechanism design. The book uses the vector loop method and kinematic coefficients throughout the text, and exhibits a seamless continuity in presentation that is a rare find in engineering texts. The multitude of examples in the book cover a large variety of problems and delineate an excellent problem solving methodology.

    Sustainable materials, processes and production

    Recommending faculty:Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME 10, 131)

    Author Rob Thompson
    Place of Publication London
    Date of Publication [2013]
    Publisher Thames & Hudson Ltd

    Describes 35 ecologically sound materials and processes
    This book is an essential reference for understanding the environmental impact of materials, manufacturing processes, and product life cycles, and is also a guide on how to select and use them in an intelligent way. It includes in-depth analysis of fifteen materials, fourteen processes, and six production life cycles, supplemented by specially commissioned photographs and diagrams.

    Plant design and operations

    Recommending faculty:Dr. Louis Angelo Danao (ME 186, 187, 188)

    Author Ian Sutton
    Place of Publication Waltham, MA
    Date of Publication [2015]
    Publisher Gulf Professional Publishing

    Plant Design and Operations provides practical guidance on the design, operation, and maintenance of process facilities. The book is based on years of hands-on experience gathered during the design and operation of a wide range of facilities in many different types of industry including chemicals, refining, offshore oil and gas, and pipelines. The book helps managers, engineers, operators, and maintenance specialists with advice and guidance that can be used right away in working situations.

    Each chapter provides information and guidance that can be used immediately. For example, the chapter on Energy Control Procedures describes seven levels of positive isolation ― ranging from a closed block valve all the way to double block and bleed with line break. The Safety in Design chapter describes topics such as area classification, fire protection, stairways and platforms, fixed ladders, emergency showers, lighting, and alarms.

    Other areas covered in detail by the book include security, equipment, and transportation. A logical, practical guide to maintenance task organization is provided, from conducting a Job Hazards Analysis to the issue of a work permit, and to the shutdown and isolation of equipment. Common hazards are covered in detail, including flow problems, high pressure, corrosion, power failure, and many more.

    Provides information to managers, engineers, operators and maintenance personnel which is immediately applicable to their operations
    Supported by useful, real-world examples and experience from a wide range of facilities and industries
    Includes guidance on occupational health and safety, industrial hygiene and personal protective equipment.

    Boilers : a practical reference

    Recommending faculty:Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME 165, 286)

    Author Kumar Rayaprolu
    Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
    Date of Publication [2013]
    Publisher CRC Press/Taylor & Francis

    Following the publication of the author’s first book, Boilers for Power and Process by CRC Press in 2009, several requests were made for a reference with even quicker access to information. Boilers: A Practical Reference is the result of those requests, providing a user-friendly encyclopedic format with more than 500 entries and nearly the same number of supporting illustrations.

    Written for practicing engineers and dealing with practical issues rather than theory, this reference focuses exclusively on water tube boilers found in process industries and power plants. It provides broad explanations for the following topics:

    A range of boilers and main auxiliaries, as well as steam and gas turbines
    Traditional firing techniques―grates, oil/gas, and modern systems
    Industrial, utility, waste heat, MSW and bio-fuel-fired boilers, including supercritical boilers
    The scientific fundamentals of combustion, heat transfer, fluid flow, and more
    The basics of fuels, water, ash, high-temperature steels, structurals, refractory, insulation, and more
    Additional engineering topics like boiler instruments, controls, welding, corrosion, and wear
    Air pollution, its abatement techniques and their effect on the design of boilers and auxiliaries
    Emerging technologies such as carbon capture, oxy-fuel combustion, and PFBC

    This reference covers almost every topic needed by boiler engineers in process and power plants. An encyclopedia by design and a professional reference book by focus and size, this volume is strong on fundamentals and design aspects as well as practical content. The scope and easy-to-navigate presentation of the material plus the numerous illustrations make this a unique reference for busy design, project, operation, and consulting engineers..

    Metalworking doing it better : machining, welding, fabricating

    Recommending faculty:Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME 231)

    Author Tom Lipton
    Place of Publication South Norwalk, CT
    Date of Publication [2014]
    Publisher Industrial Press, Inc.

    This collection of priceless tips, tricks, skills, and experiences from a veteran of the trade is presented in a way that captures the readers’ attention and engages them in the process of furthering their skills. It includes shop-tested descriptions and illustrations of creative and unique techniques and observations from four decades in the metalworking trades. Perfect for hobbyists and veterans alike, and everyone in between, and for those who work out of either small shops or garages, backyard facilities and basements. It will help any metalworker do better work and do it faster!

    Users will learn about: The shop environment. Basic generic skills such as drawing and sketching, accuracy, speed, shop math and trigonometry, and angles. Setting up your shop, including floors, light, heating and cooling, workbenches and tables, air supply, raw material storage and handling, safety equipment, filing, sawing, rigging and lifting. Manual and CNC lathes. Manual and CNC mills. Welding. Flame straightening. Sheet metal, patterns, cones, and tanks and baffles. Sanding, grinding, and abrading.


    Covers hundreds of shop-tested techniques. These creative and unique techniques have been shop-tested by the author the old-fashioned way, by repetition and hard work. Features hundreds of 4-color photographs. Metalworking —Doing It Betterincludes over 900 4-color images personally photographed by the author to illustrate the methods he describes in the book. Fully integrates text and photographs. The guide has been designed so that in virtually every case, the tips and the supporting photographs appear together on the same page. Provides wide range of topics. Many of the topics address specific trade skills, working with manual and CNC lathes and mills, as well as welding flame straightening, sheet metal, sanding, grinding, and abrading. Earlier chapters focus on general across-the-board skills, including essential shop math and trigonometry, accuracy, speed, drawing, and sketching. Includes extensive guidance for setting up your workshop. Chapter 4 helps you with shop basics — finding the right floor and lights, heating and cooling, workbenches and tables, air supply, storage and handling of raw materials, and much more. Written from a folksy, personal perspective. The tips and techniques are presented as an ongoing, informal conversation between the author and the reader.

    Bioprocess engineering principles, 2nd Ed.

    Recommending faculty:Dr. Louis Angelo Danao

    Author Pauline M. Doran
    Place of Publication Waltham, MA
    Date of Publication c2013
    Publisher Focal Press

    This welcome new edition discusses bioprocess engineering from the perspective of biology students. It includes a great deal of new material and has been extensively revised and expanded. These updates strengthen the book and maintain its position as the book of choice for senior undergraduates and graduates seeking to move from biochemistry/microbiology/molecular biology to bioprocess engineering.
    All chapters thoroughly revised for current developments, with over 200 pgs of new material, including significant new content in: Metabolic Engineering, Sustainable Bioprocessing, Membrane Filtration, Turbulence and Impeller Design, Downstream Processing, Oxygen Transfer Systems
    Over 150 new problems and worked examples
    More than 100 new illustrations.

    Machine analysis with computer applications for mechanical engineers

    Recommending faculty:Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME 142, 153, 154, 155)

    Author James Doane
    Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
    Date of Publication 2016
    Publisher John Wiley & Sons Ltd

    The aim of this book is to motivate students into learning Machine Analysis by reinforcing theory and applications throughout the text. The author uses an enthusiastic ‘hands-on’ approach by including photos of actual mechanisms in place of abstract line illustrations, and directs students towards developing their own software for mechanism analysis using Excel & Matlab.

    Sheet metal forming processes and die design

    Recommending faculty:Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME 231)

    Author Vukota Boljanovic
    Place of Publication South Norwalk, CT
    Date of Publication [2014]
    Publisher Industrial Press, Inc.

    Written by an engineer with decades of practical manufacturing experience, this new edition has been thoroughly revised and is a complete modern guide to sheet metal forming processes and die design – still the most commonly used methodology for the mass-production manufacture of aircraft, automobiles, and complex high-precision parts. Included are the “hows” and “whys” of product analysis, as well as the techniques for blanking, punching, bending, deep drawing, stretching, material economy, strip design, movement of metal during stamping, and tooling. Its focus is on simple, applicable engineering methods rather than complex numerical techniques.

    Cognitive and linguistic aspects of geographic space : new perspectives on geographic information research

    Recommending faculty:Dr. Rhodora M. Gonzalez (GE 160, 175, 222)

    Editors Martin Raubal, David M. Mark, Andrew U. Frank
    Place of Publication Heidelberg, Germany
    Date of Publication [2013]
    Publisher Springer-Verlag

    20 years ago, from July 8 to 20, 1990, 60 researchers gathered for two weeks at Castillo-Palacio Magalia in Las Navas del Marques (Avila Province, Spain) to discuss cognitive and linguistic aspects of geographic space. This meeting was the start of successful research on cognitive issues in geographic information science, produced an edited book (D. M. Mark and A. U. Frank, Eds., 1991, Cognitive and Linguistic Aspects of Geographic Space. NATO ASI Series D: Behavioural and Social Sciences 63. Kluwer, Dordrecht/Boston/London), and led to a biannual conference (COSIT), a refereed journal (Spatial Cognition and Computation), and a substantial and still growing research community.

    It appeared worthwhile to assess the achievements and to reconsider the research challenges twenty years later. What has changed in the age of computational ontologies and cyber-infrastructures? Consider that 1990 the web was only about to emerge and the very first laptops had just appeared! The 2010 meeting brought together many of the original participants, but was also open to others, and invited contributions from all who are researching these topics. Early-career scientists, engineers, and humanists working at the intersection of cognitive science and geographic information science were invited to help with the re-assessment of research needs and approaches.

    The meeting was very successful and compared the research agenda laid out in the 1990 book with achievements over the past twenty years and then turned to the future: What are the challenges today? What are worthwhile goals for basic research? What can be achieved in the next 20 years? What are the lessons learned?
    This edited book will assess the current state of the field through chapters by participants in the 1990 and 2010 meetings and will also document an interdisciplinary research agenda for the future.

    Information fusion and geographic information systems (IF & GIS 2013) : environmental and urban challenges

    Recommending faculty:Dr. Rhodora M. Gonzalez (GE 160, 175, 222)

    Editor Vasily Popovich
    Place of Publication Heidelberg, Germany
    Date of Publication [2014]
    Publisher Springer-Verlag

    The Workshop Proceedings reflect problems of advanced geo-information science with a special emphasis on environmental and urban challenges. The Proceedings incorporate papers presented by leading scientists doing research on environmental issues from modeling to analysis, information processing and visualization. As well as practitioners engaged in GIS and GIS applications development. The Proceedings pay close attention to the problems of scientific and technological innovations as well application opportunities such as getting environmental and global warming problems under control, as well as the monitoring, planning and simulation of urban systems with respect to economic trends as related to: Artificial intelligence; GIS ontologies; GIS data integration and modeling; Environmental management ; Urban GIS; Transportation GIS; GIS data fusion; GIS and corporate information systems; GIS and real-time monitoring systems; GIS algorithms and computational issues; Landscape studies; Global warming; GIS and the Arctic sea; Novel and emerging GIS research areas; Maritime and environmental GIS; and Coastal GIS.

    GPS stochastic modelling : signal quality measures and ARMA processes

    Recommending faculty:Dr. Ariel C. Blanco (GE 154, 168, 174, GmE 211, 242)

    Author Xiaoguang Luo
    Place of Publication Heidelberg, Germany
    Date of Publication [2013]
    Publisher Springer-Verlag

    Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), such as GPS, have become an efficient, reliable and standard tool for a wide range of applications. However, when processing GNSS data, the stochastic model characterising the precision of observations and the correlations between them is usually simplified and incomplete, leading to overly optimistic accuracy estimates.

    This work extends the stochastic model using signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) measurements and time series analysis of observation residuals. The proposed SNR-based observation weighting model significantly improves the results of GPS data analysis, while the temporal correlation of GPS observation noise can be efficiently described by means of autoregressive moving average (ARMA) processes. Furthermore, this work includes an up-to-date overview of the GNSS error effects and a comprehensive description of various mathematical methods.

    Visualizing data patterns with micromaps

    Recommending faculty:Prof. Wilfredo Rada,Prof. Ayin Tamondong (GE 38, 173)

    Authors Daniel B. Carr, Linda Williams Pickle
    Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
    Date of Publication [2010]
    Publisher Chapman & Hall/CRC

    After more than 15 years of development drawing on research in cognitive psychology, statistical graphics, computer science, and cartography, micromap designs are becoming part of mainstream statistical visualizations. Bringing together the research of two leaders in this field, Visualizing Data Patterns with Micromaps presents the many design variations and applications of micromaps, which link statistical information to an organized set of small maps. This full-color book helps readers simultaneously explore the statistical and geographic patterns in their data.

    After illustrating the three main types of micromaps, the authors summarize the research behind the design of visualization tools that support exploration and communication of spatial data patterns. They then explain how these research findings can be applied to micromap designs in general and detail the specifics involved with linked, conditioned, and comparative micromap designs. To compare and contrast their purposes, limitations, and strengths, the final chapter applies all three of these techniques to the same demographic data for Louisiana before and after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

    Supplementary website
    Offering numerous ancillary features, the book’s website at http://mason.gmu.edu/~dcarr/Micromaps/ provides many boundary files and real data sets that address topics, such species biodiversity and alcoholism. One complete folder of data examples presents cancer statistics, risk factors, and demographic data. The site includes CCmaps, the dynamic implementation of conditioned micromaps written in Java, as well as a link to a generalized micromaps program. It also contains R functions and scripts for linked and comparative micromaps, enabling re-creation of all the corresponding examples in the book.

    Biophysical applications of satellite remote sensing

    Recommending faculty:Prof. Jennifer Fabular (GE 179, 212, GmE 211)

    Editor Jonathan M. Hanes
    Place of Publication Heidelberg, Germany
    Date of Publication [2014]
    Publisher Springer-Verlag

    A variety of biophysical applications (e.g. leaf area index and gross primary productivity) have been derived from measurements of the Earth system obtained remotely by NASA’s MODIS sensors and other satellite platforms. In Biophysical Applications of Satellite Remote Sensing, the authors describe major applications of satellite remote sensing for studying Earth’s biophysical phenomena. The focus of the book lies on the broad palette of specific applications (metrics) of biophysical activity derived using satellite remote sensing. With in-depth discussions of satellite-derived biophysical metrics that focus specifically on theory, methodology, validation, major findings, and directions of future research, this book provides an excellent resource for remote sensing specialists, ecologists, geographers, biologists, climatologists, and environmental scientists.

    Knowledge systems of societies for adaptation and mitigation of impacts of climate change

    Recommending faculty:Dr. Rhodora M. Gonzalez (GmE 202)

    Editor Nautiyal Sunil
    Place of Publication Heidelberg, Germany
    Date of Publication [2013]
    Publisher Springer-Verlag

    Climate change is broadly recognized as a key environmental issue affecting social and ecological systems worldwide. At the Cancun summit of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s 16th Conference, the parties jointly agreed that the vulnerable groups particularly in developing countries and whose livelihood is based on land use practices are the most common victims as in most cases their activities are shaped by the climate. Therefore, solving the climate dilemma through mitigation processes and scientific research is an ethical concern. Thus combining the knowledge systems of the societies and scientific evidences can greatly assist in the creation of coping mechanisms for sustainable development in a situation of changing climate. International Humboldt Kolleg focusing on “knowledge systems of societies and Climate Change” was organized at ISEC. This event was of unique importance, as the year 2011-12 was celebrated as the 60th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between India and Germany with the motto “Germany and India – Infinite Opportunities.” This volume is the outcome of the papers presented during the IHK 2011 at ISEC, India.

    Geoid determination : theory and methods

    Recommending faculty:Dr. Ariel C. Blanco (GE 153, GmE 211)

    Editors Fernando Sansò, Michael Sideris
    Place of Publication Heidelberg, Germany
    Date of Publication [2013]
    Publisher Springer-Verlag

    This book will be based on the material of the lecture noties in several International Schools for the Determination and Use of the Geoid, organized by the International Geoid Serivice of the International Association of Geodesy. It consolidates, unifies, and streamlines this material in a unique way not covereed by the few other books that exist on this subjext. More specifically, the book presents (for the first time in a single volume) the theory and methodology of the most common technique used for precise determination of the geoid, including the computation of the marine geoid from satellite altimetry data. These are illustrated by specific examples and actual computations of local geoids. In addition, the book provides the fundamentals of estimating orthometric heights without spirit levelling, by properly combining a geoid with heights from GPS. Besides the geodectic and geophysical uses, this last application has made geoid computation methods very popular in recent years because the entire GPS and GIS user communities are interested in estimating geoid undulations in order to convert GPS heights to physically meaningful orthometric heights (elevations above mean sea level). The overall purpose of the book is, therefore, to provide the user community (academics, graduate students, geophysicists, engineers, oceanographers, GIS and GPS users, researchers) with a self-contained textbook, which will supply them with the complete roadmap of estimating geoid undulations, from the theoretical definitions and formulas to the available numerical methods and their implementation and the test in practice.

    Environmental geoinformatics : monitoring and management

    Recommending faculty:Dr. Ariel C. Blanco (GE 190)

    Authors Joseph L. Awange, John B. Kyalo Kiema
    Place of Publication Heidelberg, Germany
    Date of Publication [2013]
    Publisher Springer-Verlag

    There is no doubt that today, perhaps more than ever before, humanity faces a myriad of complex and demanding challenges. These include natural resource depletion and environmental degradation, food and water insecurity, energy shortages, diminishing biodiversity, increasing losses from natural disasters, and climate change with its associated potentially devastating consequences, such as rising sea levels.
    These human-induced and natural impacts on the environment need to be well understood in order to develop informed policies, decisions, and remedial measures to mitigate current and future negative impacts. To achieve this, continuous monitoring and management of the environment to acquire data that can be soundly and rigorously analyzed to provide information about its current state and changing patterns, and thereby allow predictions of possible future impacts, are essential. Developing pragmatic and sustainable solutions to address these and many other similar challenges requires the use of geodata and the application of geoinformatics.
    This book presents the concepts and applications of geoinformatics, a multidisciplinary field that has at its core different technologies that support the acquisition, analysis and visualization of geodata for environmental monitoring and management. We depart from the 4D to the 5D data paradigm, which defines geodata accurately, consistently, rapidly and completely, in order to be useful without any restrictions in space, time or scale to represent a truly global dimension of the digital Earth. The book also features the state-of-the-art discussion of Web-GIS.
    The concepts and applications of geoinformatics presented in this book will be of benefit to decision-makers across a wide range of fields, including those at environmental agencies, in the emergency services, public health and epidemiology, crime mapping, environmental management agencies, tourist industry, market analysis and e-commerce, or mineral exploration, among many others.

    The title and subtitle of this textbook convey a distinct message. Monitoring -the passive part in the subtitle – refers to observation and data acquisition, whereas management – the active component – stands for operation and performance. The topic is our environment, which is intimately related to geoinformatics. The overall message is: all the mentioned elements do interact and must not be separated. Hans-Peter B ahr, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.h.c., Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany.

    Refrigeration and air conditioning, 3rd Ed.

    Donated by: Mr. Michael Leongson Tan

    Author C.P. Arora
    Place of Publication Boston
    Date of Publication c2009
    Publisher McGraw-Hill

    The need for a modern textbook in the field of refrigeration and air conditioning has been felt for a long time. This book presents a basic as well as applied thermodynamic treatment of the subject in a very comprehensive manner based on years of teaching and learning effort at the Indian Institutes of Technology, Mumbai and Delhi, and interaction with the industry.

    The book is intended to serve as a text for undergraduate and to some extend postgraduate students of engineering. A few texts follow the extremely rigorous approach, whereas others are restricted to merely elementary and empirical form. In this text a conscious effort has been made to maintain a reasonable level of rigour, but at the same time to employ simple techniques for solving fairly complex problems Throughout the book, emphasis has been laid on physical understanding while at the same time relying on simple analytical treatment. A sound physical basis has also been laid for obtaining fairly precise estimates of refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment.

    Aerodynamics for engineers, 5th Ed.

    Doanted by:Mr. Michael Leongson Tan

    Authors John J. Bertin, Russell M. Cummings
    Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, NJ/td>
    Date of Publication c2009
    Publisher Pearson/Prentice Hall<

    Revised to reflect the technological advances and modern application in Aerodynamics, the Fifth Edition of Aerodynamics for Engineers merges fundamental fluid mechanics, experimental techniques, and computational fluid dynamics techniques to build a solid foundation for students in aerodynamic applications from low-speed flight through hypersonic flight. It presents a background discussion of each topic followed by a presentation of the theory, and then derives fundamental equations, applies them to simple computational techniques, and compares them to experimental data.

    Audel automated machines and toolmaking, 5th Ed.

    Donated by:Mr. Michael Leongson Tan

    Authors Rex Miller, Mark Richard Miller
    Place of Publication Indianapolis, IN
    Date of Publication c2004
    Publisher Wiley

    Here, fully updated to include new machines and electronic and digital controls, is the ultimate guide to automated machines and toolmaking. Whether you’re a professional machinist, an apprentice, or a trade student, this fully illustrated volume helps you work with metal-safely, precisely, efficiently-using today’s tools and techniques. It’s packed with review questions for students, and loaded with answers you need on the job.
    * Understand automated machine fundamentals and work with jigs and fixtures
    * Learn the basics of spiral and helix milling, gear cutting, and cam machining
    * Discover how to cut, punch, or shape a die with minimum waste
    * Master the operations of today’s grinders and lapping machines
    * Find out all about toolmaking, from allowances and tolerances to layouts and master plates
    * Follow the clear, step-by-step illustrations to gain a hands-on knowledge of techniques and procedures.

    Dominador I. Ilio : engineer, poet, writer

    Donated by: Beta Epsilon Fraternity

    Authors Arnold Alamon and Ramon Ramirez
    Place of Publication Quezon City
    Date of Publication 2013
    Publisher Beta Epsilon Alumni Inc.

    This book was first suggested in 2004 by a friend of Prof. Dominador Ilio to put in print the life of an accomplished engineer, poet and writer; one who knew many aspects of UP life since the 1930s. Prof. Ilio welcomed the idea and thought he would write his story himself

    After he passed away in 2006 at 92 without leaving a manuscript, his fraternity brothers in Beta Epsilon Alumni, Inc. (BEAI) revived the idea. Nothing much came out of it until 2009 when BEAI President Roger Victor Buendia (now, Executive Vice President & COO of PNOC Renewables Corporation) pushed for the book project in a very determined way by creating in mid-2009 a Dom Ilio Book Project Committee.

    Dominador Ilio, Jr. gave the committee free access to the many memorabilia items of Prof. Ilio, including thick notes of what we discovered to be the initial drafts for his autobiographical book. Fraternity brothers led by industrialist Manuel Agustines and construction magnate Isidro Consunji provided the funds for the digital archiving of the memorabilia items and the writing and publication of a biography book.

    This book aims to provide the readers, especially the youth, an idea of how a young man from a small town in a Visayan province struggled to acquire an education and training to become an engineer, poet, and writer in order to better serve his country.

    The book committee acknowledges with much thanks the full assistance extended by Dominador Ilio, Jr, and the Ilio family. It likewise greatly appreciates the moral and financial support by the brothers of Beta Epsilon fraternity.

    Illuminated isles : empowering the Philippine countryside through rural electrification

    Author National Electrification Administration
    Place of Publication Cubao, Quezon City
    Date of Publication [2015]
    Publisher Project Brio Media House

    Illuminated Isles is more than a coffee book or a commemoration of the National Electrification Administration’s nearly five decades of service.

    It is history, tribute, travelogue, pictorial journey–the sum of many parts that makes rural electrification one of the most successful programs undertaken by the Philippine government.

    To tell the story, this book is divided into two chapters.

    Chapter I consists of stories of energized cities, towns, and sitios throughout the country. These accounts aim to transport you to each place–whether it’s a building city like Gensan or an isolated village in the protected wetlands of Agusan–to show you beauty of place, richness of culture, and the progress that’s possible in an energized community.

    The stories represent various regions of the Philippines and are arranged chronologically, beginning with a story on the heritage of Region I and ending with a profile of a day in the life of the floating village of Sitangkai in ARMM. You’ll also find, alongside the main story, a fast fact on the electric cooperative (EC) that services the area.

    Chapter II takes a closer look at some of the ECs that energized these regions and the private power companies that helped make it possible. The stories are presented alphabetically, but each one can be read in the order you prefer.

    The photographs that lavishly illustrate the book deepen our appreciation of the different facets of Philippine life: from common sights viewed in an extraordinary way to little-seen corners of the Philippines.

    Finally, NEA and Project Brio Media House wish to thank everyone who made this book possible: the ECs for being kind and generous hosts, the locals who shared their stories or contributed information, and the sponsors without whom this book would not have seen the light of day. Their support and generosity are acknowledged in a section that follows Chapter II.

    Every effort was made to include the most-up-to-date information as of publishing time. We relied on resource persons, interviews, and published materials for accuracy. We can only hope that you find the fruits of our labor, this book in your hands, informative and inspiring.

    American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers handbook : refrigeration

    Donated by: Mr. Augusto Lucero (ME)

    Place of Publication Atlanta, GA
    Date of Publication [2014]
    Publisher ASHRAE

    The 2014 ASHRAE Handbook€”Refrigeration covers the refrigeration equipment and systems for applications other than human comfort. This volume includes data and guidance on cooling, freezing, and storing food; industrial and medical applications of refrigeration; and low-temperature refrigeration; and includes a dual-unit CD.
    CD System Requirements: Windows: CD-ROM drive; 1.3 GHz or faster processor; Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 (62-bit and 64-big); 1 GB of RAM (2 GB recommended); Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 or higher; Adobe Acrobat/Reader 10.0 or higher; 350 MB hard-disk space. Macintosh: Mac OS X v. 10.5.8 or v. 10.6.4; 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended); 415 MB hard-disk space; 800 x 600 screen resolution (1024 x 768 recommended); Safari 4 for Mac OS X v. 10.5.8, Safari 4 or 5.0x for Mac OS X v. 10.6.4, Safari 6.0 for Mac OS X v. 10.7.4 or v. 10.8; Firefox; Adobe Acrobat/Reader 10.0 or higher. Citation: 2014 ASHRAE Handbook

    ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of some 50,000 persons. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing, and continuing education.

    The ASHRAE Handbooks are the design standard for control of built environments with volumes on Systems and Equipment, HVAC Applications, Refrigeration and Fundamentals. Each is updated every four years. In addition to publishing design guidance for engineers, architects, and facility managers, we also publish a series of texts for classroom use.

    Some of the areas we publish in include:
    -Energy Modeling and Auditing
    -High Performance Building Design
    -Indoor Air Quality and Environmental Quality
    -Data Center Energy Efficiency
    -Noise & Vibration Control
    -Humidity Control
    -HVAC for Healthcare Facilities.

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    Remote sensing of coastal environments

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Ariel C. Blanco, Prof. Anjillyn Mae Perez, Prof. Ayin Tamondong (GE 179, 212, GmE 202)

    Editor Yeqiao Wang
    Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
    Date of Publication [2010]
    Publisher CRC Press

    As coastal environments around the world face unprecedented natural and anthropogenic threats, advancements in the technologies that support geospatial data acquisition, imaging, and computing have profoundly enhanced monitoring capabilities in coastal studies. Providing systematic treatment of the key developments, Remote Sensing of Coastal Environments brings together renowned scholars to supply a clear presentation of the state-of-the-art in this technically complex arena.

    Edited by a recipient of the prestigious PECASE award, this book provides unrivaled coverage of the issues unique to coastal environments. It presents the best available data for measuring and monitoring coastal zones and explains how decision makers and resource managers can use this data to address contemporary issues in coastal zone management. The text illustrates the latest developments in active remote sensing, hyperspectral remote sensing, high spatial resolution remote sensing, the integration of remote sensing and in situ data, and covers the effects of land-cover and land-use change on coastal environments.

    Complete with representative case studies, this authoritative resource provides a timely snapshot of the wide range of remote sensing applications in coastal issues to enhance the understanding of how increasing disturbances to our coastal regions are affecting the ecological dynamics, biological diversity, and ecosystem health of our coastal environments.

    Fundamentals of satellite remote sensing

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Ariel C. Blanco, Prof. Ayin Tamondong ( GE 179, 212, GmE 202)

    Author Emilio Chuvieco
    Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
    Date of Publication [2010]
    Publisher CRC Press

    An extensive review of remote sensing principles with an emphasis on environmental applications, Fundamentals of Satellite Remote Sensing discusses a wide range of topics, from physical principles to data acquisition systems and on to visual and digital interpretation techniques. The text focuses on the interpretation and analysis of remote sensing images and how they improve our understanding of environmental processes and their interaction with human activities.

    The authors discuss new interpretation approaches, including hyperspectral analysis, high-spatial resolution data, and radiative transfer models. The presentation includes an analysis of accuracy assessment methods and demonstrates how to integrate remote sensing results with geographic information systems. It also covers recent missions, such as Terra-Aqua, Envisat, Ikonos-Quickbird-Geoeye and SPOT-5, as well as LIDAR and interpherometric radar.

    The discussion of visual criteria to extract interpretation from satellite images emphasizes differences and similarities with conventional photo-interpretation techniques. A chapter on accuracy assessment and the connection between remote sensing and geographic information systems helps readers extend the interpretation of satellite images to a more operational, applications-oriented framework.

    Classification methods for remotely sensed data

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Ariel C. Blanco, Prof. Ayin Tamondong (GE 179, 212, GmE 202)

    Authors Brandt Tso, Paul M. Mather
    Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
    Date of Publication [2009]
    Publisher CRC Press

    Since the publishing of the first edition of Classification Methods for Remotely Sensed Data in 2001, the field of pattern recognition has expanded in many new directions that make use of new technologies to capture data and more powerful computers to mine and process it. What seemed visionary but a decade ago is now being put to use and refined in commercial applications as well as military ones.

    Keeping abreast of these new developments, Classification Methods for Remotely Sensed Data, Second Edition provides a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the entire field of classification methods applied to remotely sensed data. This second edition provides seven fully revised chapters and two new chapters covering support vector machines (SVM) and decision trees. It includes updated discussions and descriptions of Earth observation missions along with updated bibliographic references. After an introduction to the basics, the text provides a detailed discussion of different approaches to image classification, including maximum likelihood, fuzzy sets, and artificial neural networks.

    This cutting-edge resource:

    Presents a number of approaches to solving the problem of allocation of data to one of several classes
    Covers potential approaches to the use of decision trees
    Describes developments such as boosting and random forest generation
    Reviews lopping branches that do not contribute to the effectiveness of the decision trees
    Complete with detailed comparisons, experimental results, and discussions for each classification method introduced, this book will bolster the work of researchers and developers by giving them access to new developments. It also provides students with a solid foundation in remote sensing data classification methods.

    Recent advances in remote sensing and geoinformation processing for land degradation assessment

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Ariel C. Blanco, Prof. Ayin Tamondong (GE 179, 212, GmE 202)

    Editors Achim Roder & Joachim Hill
    Place of Publication Leiden, The Netherlands
    Date of Publication [2009]
    Publisher CRC Press/Balkema

    Land degradation and desertification are amongst the most severe threats to human welfare and the environment, as they affect the livelihoods of some 2 billion people in the world’s drylands, and they are directly connected to pressing global environmental problems, such as the loss of biological diversity or global climate change. Strategies to combat these processes and mitigate their effects at the land-management and policy level require spatially explicit, up-to-date information, which can be provided based on remote sensing data and using geoinformation processing techniques.

    Recent Advances in Remote Sensing and Geoinformation Processing for Land Degradation Assessment introduces the current state of the art in this field and provides an overview of both conceptual and technological advances of the recent past. With a specific focus on desertification and land degradation, the volume covers the assessment of related biophysical indicators, as well as complementary qualitative information at different spatial and temporal scales. It is shown how remote sensing data may be utilized in the context of assessing and monitoring affected ecosystems and how this information may be assimilated into integrated interpretation and modelling concepts. In addition, different case studies are provided to demonstrate the implementation of these methods in the frame of different local settings.

    The volume will be of interest to scientists and students working at the interface of ecosystem services, land degradation/desertification, spatial ecology, remote sensing and spatial modelling, as well as to land managers and policy makers.

    Modelling urban development with geographical information systems and cellular automata

    Recommending faculty: Dr. (GE 160, GIM 175, GmE 222)

    Authoor Yan Liu
    Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
    Date of Publication [2009]
    Publisher CRC Press

    Urban development and migration from rural to urban areas are impacting prime agricultural land and natural landscapes, particularly in the less developed countries. These phenomena will persist and require serious study by those monitoring global environmental change. To address this need, various models have been devised to analyze urbanization and the physical, socioeconomic, and institutional factors impacting urban development.

    The most promising and rapidly developing of these paradigms take advantage of new Geographical Information System (GIS) technology. Modelling Urban Development with Geographical Information Systems and Cellular Automata presents one such cutting-edge model that is more than just predictive. It describes how the model simulates the urbanization process, and it provides theoretical context to promote understanding. Starting with a practical overview of the modelling techniques used in urban development research, the author focuses on the cellular automata model and its greatest strength – the incorporation of fuzzy set and fuzzy logic approaches through which urban development can be viewed as a spatially and temporally continuous process.

    Real-Life Application to Develop Future Planning Methods
    The text describes a landmark study underway, in which the fuzzy constrained cellular automata model has been implemented in a GIS environment to simulate urban development in Sydney, Australia. Featuring a survey of associated research and a geographical database for the Sydney simulation, this book answers many general “what if” questions for urban planners and details a new approach that they can adapt to their own testing and evaluation needs. This modeling method will provide researchers and planners with the means to not just predict population trends, but to better prepare for their consequences.

    Spatial epidemiological approaches in disease mapping and analysis

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Rhodora M. Gonzalez (GE 128, GmE 221)

    Author Poh-Chin Lai, Fun-Mun So, Ka-Wing Chan
    Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
    Date of Publication [2009]
    Publisher CRC Press

    Containing method descriptions and step-by-step procedures, the Spatial Epidemiological Approaches in Disease Mapping and Analysis equips readers with skills to prepare health-related data in the proper format, process these data using relevant functions and software, and display the results as mapped or statistical summaries. Describing the wide range of available methods and key GIS concepts for spatial epidemiology, this book illustrates the utilities of the software using real-world data. Additional topics include geographic data models, address matching, geostatistical analysis, universal kriging, point pattern analysis, kernel density, spatio-temporal display, and disease surveillance.

    Microwave propagation and remote sensing : atmospheric influences with models and applications

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Ariel C. Blanco,Prof. Ayin Tamondong ()

    Author Pranab Kumar Karmakar
    Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
    Date of Publication [2012]
    Publisher CRC Press

    Because prevailing atmospheric/troposcopic conditions greatly influence radio wave propagation above 10 GHz, the unguided propagation of microwaves in the neutral atmosphere can directly impact many vital applications in science and engineering. These include transmission of intelligence, and radar and radiometric applications used to probe the atmosphere, among others.

    Where most books address either one or the other, Microwave Propagation and Remote Sensing: Atmospheric Influences with Models and Applications melds coverage of these two subjects to help readers develop solutions to the problems they present. This reference offers a brief, elementary account of microwave propagation through the atmosphere and discusses radiometric applications in the microwave band used to characterize and model atmospheric constituents, which is also known as remote sensing.

    Summarizing the latest research results in the field, as well as radiometric models and measurement methods, this book covers topics including:

    Free space propagation
    Reflection, interference, polarization, and other key aspects of electromagnetic wave propagation
    Radio refraction and its effects on propagation delay
    Methodology of estimating water vapor attenuation using radiosonde data
    Knowledge of rain structures and use of climatological patterns to estimate/measure attenuation of rain, snow, fog, and
    other prevalent atmospheric particles and human-made substances
    Dual/multifrequency methodology to deal with the influence of clouds on radiometric attenuation
    Deployment of microwaves to ascertain various tropospheric conditions
    Composition and characteristics of the troposphere, to help readers fully understand microwave propagation
    Derived parameters of water, free space propagation, and conditions and variable constituents such as water vapor and
    vapor pressure, density, and ray bending

    Airborne and terrestrial laser scanning

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Ariel C. Blanco,Dr. Rhodora M. Gonzalez,Prof. Ayin Tamondong ( GE 12)

    Editors George Vosselman, Hans-Gerd Maas
    Place of Publication Dunbeath, Scotland, UK
    Date of Publication [2010]
    Publisher Whittles Publishing

    Written by a team of international experts, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the major applications of airborne and terrestrial laser scanning. It focuses on principles and methods and presents an integrated treatment of airborne and terrestrial laser scanning technology. After consideration of the technology and processing methods, the book turns to applications, such as engineering, forestry, cultural heritage, extraction of 3D building models, and mobile mapping. This book brings together the various facets of the subject in a coherent text that will be relevant for advanced students, academics and practitioners.

    GPS for land surveyors

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Ariel C. Blanco (GE 10, 119, GmE 242, 243)

    Author Jan Van Sickle
    Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
    Date of Publication [2008]
    Publisher CRC Press

    Since the last edition of this international bestseller, GPS has grown to become part of a larger international context, the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). Both GPS and GNSS technologies are becoming ever more important in the everyday practice of survey and mappers. With GPS for Land Surveyors, Third Edition, a book written by a land surveyor, for land surveyors, you can stay in the know on the latest GPS techniques, technologies, codes, and signals.

    What’s New to the Third Edition?

    Sections on Real-Time Network Services, Block IIF, and control segment modernization
    GPS code, such as the M-code, L1C, and L2C
    An entire chapter dedicated to GNSS
    Discussion of the Russian GLONASS system, the Chinese Beidou system, and the Japanese QZSS
    From fundamental theory to practical application and advanced technologies, the book covers GPS without pages of complicated math. It demonstrates the basics of GPS technology, common hardware, surveying methods, survey design, planning, and observation. Additionally, each chapter includes helpful review questions and answers. GPS and GNSS are revolutionizing the practice of surveying and mapping. This user-friendly manual gives you the tools needed to understand and use these important technologies in everyday practice.

    Hyperspectral remote sensing of tropical and sub-tropical forests

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Ariel C. Blanco (GE 179, 212, GmE 202, 232)

    Editors Margaret Kalacska, G. Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa
    Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
    Date of Publication [2008]
    Publisher CRC Press

    While frequently used in temperate environments, hyperspectral sensors and data are still a novelty in the tropics. Exploring the potential of hyperspectral remote sensing for assessing ecosystem characteristics, Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Tropical and Sub-Tropical Forests focuses on the complex and unique set of challenges involved in using this technology and the data it provides.

    Special Features

    A CD-ROM including hyperspectral color images
    Coverage of in situ spectroscopy, airborne and satellite-based remote sensing, and fusion with other forms of data such
    as LiDAR
    Peer-reviewed chapters that highlight the most innovative achievements
    Discussion of the potential of hyperspectral remote sensing to provide tools for assessing ecosystem characteristics at
    various spatial and temporal scales
    Experts from Diverse Backgrounds Share Their Successes

    The book explores a range of analysis techniques, including hyperspectral reflectance indices, spectral mixture analysis, pattern classification, band selection, partial least-squares, linear discriminant analysis, and radiative transfer models. The chapter authors present a comprehensive review of the current status and innovative achievements in the field, citing approximately six hundred studies. As illustrated by the diverse backgrounds of the contributors, the most successful use of hyperspectral data requires a multidisciplinary approach spanning a wide range of fields.

    Go Beyond the Basics to Actual Application

    Although it begins by touching on the basics, this book is not a tutorial in remote sensing, but a reference that illustrates the potential applications and analysis techniques that can be used when facing the unique challenge of working in the tropics. It presents real-world examples and a suite of analysis techniques for using hyperspectral remote sensing in complex and diverse regions.

    Hyperspectral remote sensing of vegetation

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Ariel C. Blanco,Prof. Ayin Tamondong (GE 179, 212, GmE 202, 232)

    Editors Prasad S. Thenkabail, John G. Lyon, Alfredo Huete
    Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
    Date of Publication [2012]
    Publisher CRC Press

    Hyperspectral narrow-band (or imaging spectroscopy) spectral data are fast emerging as practical solutions in modeling and mapping vegetation. Recent research has demonstrated the advances in and merit of hyperspectral data in a range of applications including quantifying agricultural crops, modeling forest canopy biochemical properties, detecting crop stress and disease, mapping leaf chlorophyll content as it influences crop production, identifying plants affected by contaminants such as arsenic, demonstrating sensitivity to plant nitrogen content, classifying vegetation species and type, characterizing wetlands, and mapping invasive species. The need for significant improvements in quantifying, modeling, and mapping plant chemical, physical, and water properties is more critical than ever before to reduce uncertainties in our understanding of the Earth and to better sustain it. There is also a need for a synthesis of the vast knowledge spread throughout the literature from more than 40 years of research.

    Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Vegetation integrates this knowledge, guiding readers to harness the capabilities of the most recent advances in applying hyperspectral remote sensing technology to the study of terrestrial vegetation. Taking a practical approach to a complex subject, the book demonstrates the experience, utility, methods and models used in studying vegetation using hyperspectral data. Written by leading experts, including pioneers in the field, each chapter presents specific applications, reviews existing state-of-the-art knowledge, highlights the advances made, and provides guidance for the appropriate use of hyperspectral data in the study of vegetation as well as its numerous applications, such as crop yield modeling, crop and vegetation biophysical and biochemical property characterization, and crop moisture assessment.

    This comprehensive book brings together the best global expertise on hyperspectral remote sensing of agriculture, crop water use, plant species detection, vegetation classification, biophysical and biochemical modeling, crop productivity and water productivity mapping, and modeling. It provides the pertinent facts, synthesizing findings so that readers can get the correct picture on issues such as the best wavebands for their practical applications, methods of analysis using whole spectra, hyperspectral vegetation indices targeted to study specific biophysical and biochemical quantities, and methods for detecting parameters such as crop moisture variability, chlorophyll content, and stress levels. A collective “knowledge bank,” it guides professionals to adopt the best practices for their own work.

    Image analysis, classification, and change detection in remote sensing : with algorithms for ENVI/IDL, 2nd Ed.

    Recommending faculty: Prof. Anjillyn Mae Perez,Prof. Ayin Tamondong (GE 179, 212, GmE 202)

    Author Morton J. Canty
    Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
    Date of Publication [2010]
    Publisher CRC Press

    Demonstrating the breadth and depth of growth in the field since the publication of the popular first edition, Image Analysis, Classification and Change Detection in Remote Sensing, with Algorithms for ENVI/IDL, Second Edition has been updated and expanded to keep pace with the latest versions of the ENVI software environment. Effectively interweaving theory, algorithms, and computer codes, the text supplies an accessible introduction to the techniques used in the processing of remotely sensed imagery.

    This significantly expanded edition presents numerous image analysis examples and algorithms, all illustrated in the array-oriented language IDL―allowing readers to plug the illustrations and applications covered in the text directly into the ENVI system―in a completely transparent fashion. Revised chapters on image arrays, linear algebra, and statistics convey the required foundation, while updated chapters detail kernel methods for principal component analysis, kernel-based clustering, and classification with support vector machines.

    Additions to this edition include:

    An introduction to mutual information and entropy
    Algorithms and code for image segmentation
    In-depth treatment of ensemble classification (adaptive boosting )
    Improved IDL code for all ENVI extensions, with routines that can take advantage of the parallel computational power of
    modern graphics processors
    Code that runs on all versions of the ENVI/IDL software environment from ENVI 4.1 up to the present―available on the
    author’s website
    Many new end-of-chapter exercises and programming projects
    With its numerous programming examples in IDL and many applications supporting ENVI, such as data fusion, statistical change detection, clustering and supervised classification with neural networks―all available as downloadable source code―this self-contained text is ideal for classroom use or self study.

    Datums and map projections for remote sensing, GIS and surveying, 2nd ed.

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Rhodora M. Gonzalez (GE 160, GIM 175, GmE 222)

    Authors Jonathan C. Iliffe, Roger Lott
    Place of Publication Dunbeath, Scotland, UK
    Date of Publication [2008]
    Publisher Whittles Publishing

    Over the years since its first appearance, “datums and map projections” has become a key book for many students and professionals around the world. Its theme – a practical guide to coordinate reference systems – is as important now as when it was first published, probably more so when we consider the ever growing use of satellite navigation systems and the introduction of web mapping services such as google earth.while retaining the benefits of the first edition – clear presentation assuming no prior knowledge, a problem-solving approach, practical examples and the combination of gps-derived data with data from other sources – the rewritten and expanded second edition offers very much more: a different structure to give a better grouping of common themes; greater scope to cover all possible different types of coordinate reference system that are used in mapping and related areas; more examples and case studies from around the world; adoption of the terminology of the iso 19111 standard (spatial referencing by coordinates); and use of colour illustrations. This remains a vital text for students and practitioners in all areas of geomatics – surveying, remote sensing, gis, gps – and much more. Its accessible nature also makes it suitable for anyone with an interest in the subject and its applications.

    Imaging with synthetic aperture radar

    Recommending faculty: Prof. Anjillyn Mae Perez, Prof. Ayin Tamondong (GmE 230)

    Authors Didier Massonnet & Jean-Claude Souyris
    Place of Publication Lausanne, Switzerland
    Date of Publication [2008]
    Publisher EPFL Press

    Describing a field that has been transformed by the recent availability of data from a new generation of space and airborne systems, the authors offer a synthetic geometrical approach to the description of synthetic aperture radar, one that addresses physicists, radar specialists, as well as experts in image processing.

    Handbook of spatial statistics

    Recommending faculty: Dr. ()

    Editor Alan E. Gelfand … [et al.]
    Place of Publication Boca Raton
    Date of Publication [2010]
    Publisher CRC Press

    Assembling a collection of very prominent researchers in the field, the Handbook of Spatial Statistics presents a comprehensive treatment of both classical and state-of-the-art aspects of this maturing area. It takes a unified, integrated approach to the material, providing cross-references among chapters.

    The handbook begins with a historical introduction detailing the evolution of the field. It then focuses on the three main branches of spatial statistics: continuous spatial variation (point referenced data); discrete spatial variation, including lattice and areal unit data; and spatial point patterns. The book also contains a section on space–time work as well as a section on important topics that build upon earlier chapters.

    By collecting the major work in the field in one source, along with including an extensive bibliography, this handbook will assist future research efforts. It deftly balances theory and application, strongly emphasizes modeling, and introduces many real data analysis examples.

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    Manual of geospatial science and technology

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Ariel C. Blanco (GE 120, 190)

    Editor John D. Bossler
    Place of Publication Boca Raton
    Date of Publication [2010]
    Publisher CRC Press/Taylor & Francis

    Following in the tradition of its popular predecessor, the Manual of Geospatial Science and Technology, Second Edition continues to be the authoritative volume that covers all aspects of the field, both basic and applied, and includes a focus on initiating, planning, and managing GIS projects. This comprehensive resource, which contains contributions from 53 leading experts and professors in the areas of GIS, GPS, and remote sensing, reflects the very latest advances in the technology, applications, and usage of the geospatial sciences in many key disciplines, from natural resource analysis to transportation planning.

    Significantly updated and expanded, this reader-friendly manual introduces the fundamentals in mathematics and physics needed to perform area-wide mapping, inventory, data conversion, and analysis. The text maintains a focus on the practical aspects of these technologies and remains the only resource to cover the areas of GIS, GPS, and remote sensing with such breadth and clarity. An expanded index, new and revised figures, a color insert, and an easier to read format are among the many improvements to this edition.

    New to the Second Edition:

    Revised chapters reflecting the changes that have occurred in the technology, applications, and usage of geospacial science
    Coverage of GIS applications in automobile navigation and enterprise-wide applications
    A new chapter devoted to basic statistics and least squares solutions
    Expanded international scope that addresses the other Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), including the Russian Federation system (GLONASS), the Chinese system (COMPASS), and the European space agency system (GALILEO)
    A new chapter covering Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR)
    A new chapter that addresses privacy issues, legal concerns, and the emerging field of public participation GIS (PPGIS)
    New material on the expanding field of geovisualization
    The text presents many real-world applications, including road map navigation using GPS, as well as problems associated with mapping, inventory of land parcels, and data analysis. Complete with helpful references, decision making tools, and many new case studies, this time-saving resource provides the practical understanding required to harness the potential of these dynamic technologies.

    GIS, environmental modeling and engineering, 2nd Ed.

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Ariel C. Blanco (GE 160, 175, 222)

    Author Allan Brimicombe
    Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
    Date of Publication c2010
    Publisher CRC Press

    Spatial dimensions need to be properly captured if modeling and engineering techniques are to be successfully applied in addressing environmental problems. The links between the geographical information systems (GIS) that capture this data, simulation modeling, and engineering offer tremendous possibilities for building versatile support systems for managing the environment. GIS, Environmental Modeling and Engineering focuses on using GIS and external models to solve real environmental problems, promoting the critical thinking needed for the effective applications of these systems and their analytical outputs.

    Divided into three major sections, this textbook first concentrates on defining GIS, identifying how data is structured, and explaining common functionality. The text examines GIS from a technological perspective, exploring the evolution of its scientific basis and its synergies with other technologies within a geocomputational paradigm. The next section explores modeling from a neutral scientific perspective in its role of simulating phenomena, as well as from a more specific perspective in its role within environmental science and engineering. The third and largest section looks at how GIS and simulation modeling are joined. It provides case studies and covers issues such as interoperability, data quality, model validity, space-time dynamics, and decision-support systems.

    This volume provides seniors and postgraduate students with a structured, coherent text that goes beyond introductory subject matter by enabling readers to think critically about the data acquisition process and the results they get from the technology.

    Spatial data quality : from process to decisions

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Rhodora M. Gonzalez (GE 128, GmE 221)

    Editors Rodolphe Devillers, Helen Goodchild
    Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
    Date of Publication [2010]
    Publisher CRC Press

    Producing maps that depict the real world accurately has been a major concern of cartographers for centuries. This is especially true today as escalating access to geospatial data and the subsequent increase in user-generated content provided by Web 2.0 have significantly altered the typical processes used to produce, distribute, and use geospatial data.

    Focusing on users and decisions as well as the data, Spatial Data Quality: From Process to Decisions provides an up-to-date overview of scientific progress in this core sub-discipline of the Geographic Information Sciences. Presenting results from a number of current research projects in spatial data quality (SDQ) ― from the assessment of data accuracy to legal aspects relating to the quality of geographic information ― this reference reflects the changes in practice in response to the rapid technological developments over the past decade.

    An impressive panel of internationally recognized expert contributors focuses on the relationship between the quality of geographic data and the quality of decisions based on such data. Structured for easy reference, the first section of the book discusses conceptual approaches to SDQ, the second presents a number of applications of spatial data quality methods, the third looks at SDQ issues for remote sensing data, and the final section presents papers that consider the interface between the law and SDQ.

    In addition to the main chapters presented in each section, a number of shorter notes present on-going and recent research projects investigating various aspects of spatial data quality.

    Principles of modeling uncertainties in spatial data and spatial analyses

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Ariel C. Blanco, Prof. Anjillyn Mae Perez (GE 128, GmE 221)

    Authors Wenzhong Shi
    Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
    Date of Publication [2010]
    Publisher CRC Press

    When compared to classical sciences such as math, with roots in prehistory, and physics, with roots in antiquity, geographical information science (GISci) is the new kid on the block. Its theoretical foundations are therefore still developing and data quality and uncertainty modeling for spatial data and spatial analysis is an important branch of that theory. Principles of Modeling Uncertainties in Spatial Data and Spatial Analyses outlines the foundational principles and supplies a firm grasp of the disciplines’ theoretical underpinnings.

    Comprehensive, Systematic Review of Methods for Handling Uncertainties

    The book summarizes the principles of modeling uncertainty of spatial data and spatial analysis, and then introduces the developed methods for handling uncertainties in spatial data and modeling uncertainties in spatial models. Building on this foundation, the book goes on to explore modeling uncertainties in spatial analyses and describe methods for presentation of data as quality information. Progressing from basic to advanced topics, the organization of the contents reflects the four major theoretical breakthroughs in uncertainty modeling: advances in spatial object representation, uncertainty modeling for static spatial data to dynamic spatial analyses, uncertainty modeling for spatial data to spatial models, and error description of spatial data to spatial data quality control.

    Determine Fitness-of-Use for Your Applications

    Modeling uncertainties is essential for the development of geographic information science. Uncertainties always exist in GIS and are then propagated in the results of any spatial analysis. The book delineates how GIS can be a better tool for decision-making and demonstrates how the methods covered can be used to control the data quality of GIS products.

    Geographic information systems in water resources engineering

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Ariel C. Blanco (GE 160, GIM 175, GmE 222 )

    Author Lynn E. Johnson
    Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
    Date of Publication c2009
    Publisher CRC Press

    State-of-the-art GIS spatial data management and analysis tools are revolutionizing the field of water resource engineering. Familiarity with these technologies is now a prerequisite for success in engineers’ and planners’ efforts to create a reliable infrastructure.

    GIS in Water Resource Engineering presents a review of the concepts and applications of GIS in the various sub-fields of water resource engineering. After a summary review of analyses and database functions, the book addresses concepts and applications in the following areas:

    Surface Water Hydrology
    Groundwater Hydrology
    Water Supply and Irrigation systems
    Wastewater and Stormwater Systems
    Floodplain Management
    Water Quality
    Water Resource Monitoring and Forecasting
    River Basin Planning and Management
    The book develops a general understanding of the nature of GIS and how it is used to create and analyze geographic data. The author first introduces primary field data collection methods and describes procedures for interpretation and analysis. The second portion of the book focuses on the linkage of GIS data with water resource analysis and management models. Applications are presented with descriptions of GIS database development, analysis background theory, and model integration with GIS.

    The profound impact of GIS systems on water resources engineering continues to grow. GIS in Water Resource Engineering arms engineers and planners with an arsenal of tools to assist in the creation of a reliable, environmentally sensitive, infrastructure.

    Quality aspects in spatial data mining

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Ariel C. Blanco, Prof. Anjillyn Mae Perez (GE 128, GmE 221) ()

    Editors Alfred Stein, Wenzhong Shi, Wietske Bijker
    Place of Publication Boca Raton
    Date of Publication c2009
    Publisher Taylor&Francis/CRC Press

    Describes the State-of-the-Art in Spatial Data Mining, Focuses on Data Quality

    Substantial progress has been made toward developing effective techniques for spatial information processing in recent years. This science deals with models of reality in a GIS, however, and not with reality itself. Therefore, spatial information processes are often imprecise, allowing for much interpretation of abstract figures and data. Quality Aspects in Spatial Data Mining introduces practical and theoretical solutions for making sense of the often chaotic and overwhelming amount of concrete data available to researchers.

    In this cohesive collection of peer-reviewed chapters, field authorities present the latest field advancements and cover such essential areas as data acquisition, geoinformation theory, spatial statistics, and dissemination. Each chapter debuts with an editorial preview of each topic from a conceptual, applied, and methodological point of view, making it easier for researchers to judge which information is most beneficial to their work.

    Chapters Evolve From Error Propagation and Spatial Statistics to Address Relevant Applications

    The book advises the use of granular computing as a means of circumventing spatial complexities. This counter-application to traditional computing allows for the calculation of imprecise probabilities – the kind of information that the spatial information systems community wrestles with much of the time.

    Under the editorial guidance of internationally respected geoinformatics experts, this indispensable volume addresses quality aspects in the entire spatial data mining process, from data acquisition to end user. It also alleviates what is often field researchers’ most daunting task by organizing the wealth of concrete spatial data available into one convenient source, thereby advancing the frontiers of spatial information systems.

    Topographic laser ranging and scanning : principles and processing

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Ariel C. Blanco, Prof. Ayin Tamondong (GE 12)

    Editors Jie Shan and Charles K. Toth
    Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
    Date of Publication [2009]
    Publisher CRC Press

    A systematic, in-depth introduction to theories and principles of Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology is long overdue, as it is the most important geospatial data acquisition technology to be introduced in recent years. An advanced discussion, this text fills the void.

    Professionals in fields ranging from geology, geography and geoinformatics to physics, transportation, and law enforcement will benefit from this comprehensive discussion of topographic LiDAR principles, systems, data acquisition, and data processing techniques. The book covers ranging and scanning fundamentals, and broad, contemporary analysis of airborne LiDAR systems, as well as those situated on land and in space. The authors present data collection at the signal level in terms of waveforms and their properties; at the system level with regard to calibration and georeferencing; and at the data level to discuss error budget, quality control, and data organization. They devote the bulk of the book to LiDAR data processing and information extraction and elaborate on recent developments in building extraction and reconstruction, highlighting quality and performance evaluations. There is also extensive discussion of the state-of-the-art technological developments used in: filtering algorithms for digital terrain model generation; strip adjustment of data for registration; co-registration of LiDAR data with imagery; forestry inventory; and surveying.

    Readers get insight into why LiDAR is the effective tool of choice to collect massive volumes of explicit 3-D data with unprecedented accuracy and simplicity. Compiled by leading experts talking about much of their own pioneering work, this book will give researchers, professionals, and senior students novel ideas to supplement their own experience and practices.

    Spatial statistics : geospatial information modeling and thematic mapping

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Ariel C. Blanco (GE 128, GmE 221)

    Authors Mohammed A. Kalkhan
    Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
    Date of Publication [2011]
    Publisher CRC Press

    Geospatial information modeling and mapping has become an important tool for the investigation and management of natural resources at the landscape scale. Spatial Statistics: GeoSpatial Information Modeling and Thematic Mapping reviews the types and applications of geospatial information data, such as remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), and GPS as well as their integration into landscape-scale geospatial statistical models and maps.

    The book explores how to extract information from remotely sensed imagery, GIS, and GPS, and how to combine this with field data―vegetation, soil, and environmental―to produce a spatial model that can be reconstructed and displayed using GIS software. Readers learn the requirements and limitations of each geospatial modeling and mapping tool. Case studies with real-life examples illustrate important applications of the models.

    Topics covered in this book include:

    An overview of the geospatial information sciences and technology and spatial statistics
    Sampling methods and applications, including probability sampling and nonrandom sampling, and issues to consider in sampling and plot design
    Fine and coarse scale variability
    Spatial sampling schemes and spatial pattern
    Linear and spatial correlation statistics, including Moran’s I, Geary’s C, cross-correlation statistics, and inverse distance weighting
    Geospatial statistics analysis using stepwise regression, ordinary least squares (OLS), variogram, kriging, spatial auto-regression, binary classification trees, cokriging, and geospatial models for presence and absence data
    How to use R statistical software to work on statistical analyses and case studies, and to develop a geospatial statistical model
    The book includes practical examples and laboratory exercises using ArcInfo, ArcView, ArcGIS, and other popular software for geospatial modeling. It is accessible to readers from various fields, without requiring advanced knowledge of geospatial information sciences or quantitative methods.

    Geoinformatics in applied geomorphology

    Recommending faculty: Prof. Anjillyn Mae Perez (GE 190)

    Editors Siddan Anbazhagan, S. K. Subramanian, Xiaojun Yang
    Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
    Date of Publication [2011]
    Publisher CRC Press

    With recent innovations in the arena of remote sensing and geographic information systems, the use of geoinformatics in applied geomorphology is receiving more attention than ever. Geoinformatics in Applied Geomorphology examines how modern concepts, technologies, and methods in geoinformatics can be used to solve a wide variety of applied geomorphologic problems, such as characterization of arid, coastal, fluvial, aeolian, glacial, karst, and tectonic landforms; natural hazard zoning and mitigations; petroleum exploration; and groundwater exploration and management.

    Using case studies to illustrate concepts and methods, this book covers:

    Arid environments, such as the Thar desert, West Texas, the Qatar Peninsula, and the Dead Sea areas
    Coastal shoreline changes in Kuwait
    Coastal zone management in India
    Estuarine bathymetric study of Tampa Bay, Florida
    Fluvial landforms of the Elbe river basin, Germany
    Subsurface coastal geomorphology and coastal morphological changes due to tsunamis in the East coast of India
    The Himalayas, Jammu & Kashmir, Western Ghats, and Precambrian terrain of South India
    The result of extensive research by an interdisciplinary team of contributors, Geoinformatics in Applied Geomorphology is designed for students, researchers, and professionals in the areas of geomorphology, geological engineering, geography, remote sensing, and geographic information systems.

    Advances in web-based GIS, mapping services and applications

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Ariel C. Blanco (GE 160, GIM 175, GmE 222)

    Editors Songnian Li, Suzana Dragicevic, Bert Veenendaal
    Place of Publication Leiden, The Netherlands
    Date of Publication [2011]
    Publisher CRC Press/Balkema

    Advances in Web-based GIS, Mapping Services and Applications is published as part of ISPRS WG IV/5 effort, and aims at presenting (1) Recent technological advancements, e.g., new developments under Web 2.0, map mashups, neogeography and the like; (2) Balanced theoretical discussions and technical implementations; (3) Commentary on the current stages of development; and (4) Prediction of developments over the next decade. Containing 21 contributions from 60 researchers active within ISPRS communities, most of them from academia and some from governments, the book covers a wide range of topics related to the state-of-the-art in web mapping/GIS and geographic information services. The volume is organized in five sections:

    1. Analytical and Geospatial Services;

    2. Performance;

    3. Augmentation and LBS;

    4. Collaboration and Decision Making, and 5. Open Standards for Geospatial Services.

    Supported by a considerable number of technical details and examples, an overall view of the current achievements and progress made in the field of web-based GIS and mapping services is given. The chapters reflect timely and future developments addressing: constant updating of related web and geospatial technologies as well as the revolution of web mapping caused by mainstream IT vendors such as Google, Yahoo and Microsoft; increased interest from industry on geo-spatial information technologies; and increasing demand from the general public for prompt and effective spatial information services. Advances in Web-based GIS, Mapping Services and Applications will appeal to academia and researchers, application specialists and developers, practitioners, and undergraduate and graduate students interested in distributed and web-based geoinformation systems and applications, geodatabases, and digital mapping.

    Local models for spatial analysis, 2nd Ed.

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Ariel C. Blanco, Prof. Anjillyn Mae Perez (GE 128, GmE 221)

    Author Christopher D. Lloyd
    Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
    Date of Publication [2011]
    Publisher CRC Press

    Written in recognition of developments in spatial data analysis that focused on differences between places, the first edition of Local Models for Spatial Analysis broke new ground with its focus on local modelling methods. Reflecting the continued growth and increased interest in this area, the second edition describes a wide range of methods which account for local variations in geographical properties.

    What’s new in the Second Edition:

    Additional material on geographically-weighted statistics and local regression approaches
    A better overview of local models with reference to recent critical reviews about the subject area
    Expanded coverage of individual methods and connections between them
    Chapters have been restructured to clarify the distinction between global and local methods
    A new section in each chapter references key studies or other accounts that support the book
    Selected resources provided online to support learning
    An introduction to the methods and their underlying concepts, the book uses worked examples and case studies to demonstrate how the algorithms work their practical utility and range of application. It provides an overview of a range of different approaches that have been developed and employed within Geographical Information Science (GIScience). Starting with first principles, the author introduces users of GISystems to the principles and application of some widely used local models for the analysis of spatial data, including methods being developed and employed in geography and cognate disciplines. He discusses the relevant software packages that can aid their implementation and provides a summary list in Appendix A.

    Presenting examples from a variety of disciplines, the book demonstrates the importance of local models for all who make use of spatial data. Taking a problem driven approach, it provides extensive guidance on the selection and application of local models.

    GIS applications in agriculture. Volume two, Nutrient management for energy efficiency

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Ariel C. Blanco (GE 160, GIM 175, GmE 222)

    Editors David E. Clay, John F. Shanahan
    Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
    Date of Publication [2011]
    Publisher CRC Press

    We are entering a new era in production agronomics. Agricultural scientists the world over call for the development of techniques that simultaneously increase soil carbon storage and reduce agriculture’s energy use. In response, site-specific or precision agriculture has become the focus and direction for the three motivating forces that are changing agriculture today: the expanding capacity of personal computers, the molecular biology revolution, and the recent developments in information technology such as the increasing use of geographical information systems (GIS).

    Using mathematics, technology, and creativity, GIS Applications in Agriculture, Volume Two: Nutrient Management for Energy Efficiency examines the development of nutrient management practices that help producers improve their profitability and energy efficiency. Throughout the book, chapters demonstrate how complex mathematical and spatial modeling approaches can provide the basis for much of our present and certainly our future management practices.

    Highlighting recent successes and the nuts and bolts associated with implementing the proposed techniques, the book covers energy efficiency calculations, techniques for overcoming yield-limiting factors, soil information collection and analysis, and remote sensing for improving management decisions. It describes the development of an economically optimum site-specific corn plant population equation based on an experiment containing many field sites, the estimation of soil productivity and energy efficiency using online data sources, and the assessment and implementation of site-specific carbon and water management systems, analyzing energy efficiency of compost and manures.

    Emphasizing the mathematics that will enable producers to make full use of the technological advances made during the 21st century, GIS Applications in Agriculture, Volume Two holds the key to the successful, sustainable, and efficient production of food to feed the ever increasing world population.

    Location-based information systems : developing real-time tracking applications

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Ariel C. Blanco (GmE 223)

    Authors Miguel A. Labrador, Alfredo J. Perez, Pedro M. Wightman
    Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
    Date of Publication [2011]
    Publisher CRC Press

    Drawing on the authors’ more than six years of R&D in location-based information systems (LBIS) as well as their participation in defining the Java ME Location API 2.0, Location-Based Information Systems: Developing Real-Time Tracking Applications provides information and examples for creating real-time LBIS based on GPS-enabled cellular phones. Each chapter presents a general real-time tracking system example that can be easily adapted to target any application domain and that can incorporate other sensor data to make the system “participatory sensing” or “human-centric sensing.”

    The book covers all of the components needed to develop an LBIS. It discusses cellular phone programming using the Java ME platform, positioning technologies, databases and spatial databases, communications, client- and server-side data processing, and real-time data visualization via Google Maps and Google Earth. Using freely available software, the authors include many code examples and detailed instructions for building your own system and setting up your entire development environment.

    Web Resource
    A companion website at www.csee.usf.edu/~labrador/LBIS provides additional information and supporting material. It contains all of the software packages and applications used in the text as well as PowerPoint slides and laboratory examples.

    Although LBIS applications are still in the beginning stages, they have the potential to transform our daily lives, from warning us about possible health problems to monitoring pollution levels around us. Exploring this novel technology, Location-Based Information Systems describes the technical components needed to create location-based services with an emphasis on nonproprietary, freely available solutions that work across different technologies and platforms.

    Global navigation satellite systems : insights into GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Compass, and others

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Ariel C. Blanco (GE 154, 168, 174, GmE 211, 242)

    Author B. Bhatta
    Place of Publication Hyderabad, India
    Date of Publication [2011]
    Publisher BS Publications

    Includes detailed information on GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Compass, and other regional and augmented systems
    Sheds light on the latest developments and modern trends of GNSS
    Offers practical guidance for surveying, mapping, and navigation
    Includes questions at the end of every chapter
    Contains a detailed glossary of terms and extensive reference list
    Specifically designed as an introductory reference text, this volume provides a thorough coverage of the basic principles and techniques of GNSS. It starts with the history and basic concepts and subsequently provides an extensive coverage on every GNSS constellation, GNSS signals, errors and accuracy issues, positioning methods, augmentations, satellite geodesy, and GNSS receivers. It also presents a wide spectrum of GNSS applications and practical issues involved in surveying, mapping, and navigation.

    Written in a clear style and including advanced topics, a detailed glossary, guidance on surveying, mapping and navigation along with numerous references, this volume is of use to students, researchers and professionals. It will specifically benefit those in geoinformatics, navigation, civil, construction, naval, aviation and transportation engineering working with GNSS for natural resources, agricultural and environmental information, geosciences and geography.

    GIS applications in agriculture. Volume three, Invasive species

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Ariel C. Blanco (GE 160, GIM 175, GmE 222)

    Editor Sharon A. Clay
    Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
    Date of Publication [2011]
    Publisher CRC Press

    While many “alien” plant and animal species are purposefully introduced into new areas as ornamentals, livestock, crops, and even pets, these species can escape into other areas and threaten agricultural and native ecosystems causing economic and environmental harm, or harm to human health. Increasingly, scientists are using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to track and manage the invaders, mitigate the potential rate of spread and level of impact, and protect the native economy and ecosystem.

    Beginning with an introduction to the use of GIS technology to capture, store, analyze, manage, and present data, GIS Applications in Agriculture, Volume Three: Invasive Species examines five relevant categories of geographic information including dispersal and transport, prediction and forecasting, mapping of current infestations, maps for management and control tactics, and impact assessment and method of control. It address GIS for studying the population ecology of a new species, niche requirements for species success, and the monitoring and control of several different species including Australian examples of intentionally introduced invasive species, insects and other animals that may also vector a disease, and invasive weed management from prediction to management.

    Chapters cover maps and imageries available on various Web sites and provide step-by-step tutorials or case studies that allow manipulation of datasets featured on the accompanying CD-ROM to make maps, perform statistical analyses, and predict future problems. It offers hands-on experience with a variety of software programs that create interactive queries (user-created searches), analyze spatial information, edit data and maps, and present the results of these operations in several different formats. Some of the programs are freeware, others are not, but each can be used to integrate, edit, share, and display geographic information. Color figures are also available on the CD-ROM.