New Regular Circulation Books @ EnggLib1 as of November 24, 2012

REGULAR CIRCULATION BOOKS


Mechatronics

Recommending faculty: Instr. Jay R T. Adolacion (ChE 197, ChE 191 )

Authors Hegde, Ganesh S.
Place of Publication Sudbury, Mass.
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Jones and Bartlett Publishers

This exceptionally produced trainee guide features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more! Key content includes: Site Layout One-Distance Measurment and Leveling, Introduction to Concrete, Reinforcing Materials, and Forms, Handling and Placing Concrete, Introduction to Masonry, Masonry Units and Installation Techniques, Floor Systems, Wall and Ceiling Framing, Roof Framing, Roofing Applications, Exterior Finishing, Basic Stair Layout, Electrical Safety, Residential Electrical Services, Introduction to HVAC, Introduction to Drain, Waste and Vent Systems, Plastic Pipe and Fittings, and Copper Pipe and Fittings.

 

Geological field techniques

Recommending faculty: Prof. Matthew Oliver Ralp L. Dimal (GE 198, GE 300, GE 11 )

Authors
Place of Publication [Chichester, West Sussex, U.K.]
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell

The understanding of Earth processes and environments over geological time is highly dependent upon both the experience that can only be gained through doing fieldwork, and the collection of reliable data and appropriate samples in the field. This textbook explains the main data gathering techniques used by geologists in the field and the reasons for these, with emphasis throughout on how to make effective field observations and record these in suitable formats. Equal weight is given to assembling field observations from igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rock types. There are also substantial chapters on producing a field notebook, collecting structural information, recording fossil data and constructing geological maps. The volume is in a robust and handy size, with colour coded chapters for ease of use and quick reference in the field.

Geological Field Techniques is designed for students, amateur enthusiasts and professionals who have a background in geology and wish to collect field data on rocks and geological features. Teaching aspects of this textbook include:

  • step-by-step guides to essential practical skills such as using a compass-clinometer, making a geological map and drawing a field sketch;
  • tricks of the trade, checklists, flow charts and short worked examples;
  • over 200 illustrations of a wide range of field notes, maps and geological features;
  • appendices with the commonly used rock description and classification diagrams;
  • a supporting website hosted by Wiley Blackwell.

– Amazon.com

 

Occupational safety and health for technologists, engineers, and managers, 7th International ed.

Recommending faculty: Instr. Ralph P. Villa (ChE 141, ChE 140, ChE 142 )

Authors Goetsch, David L.
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Prentice Hall

Known for its comprehensive coverage, this text covers all aspects of occupational safety and health in today’s global workplace.  Appropriate for safety management, engineering and technology programs, the book follows a logical sequence that provides a historical perspective and overview, covers the laws and regulations, discusses the human element, examines hazard assessment, prevention, and control, and covers management of safety and health. This edition features updated OSHA standards and contemporary topics such as safety culture, safety’s role in global competitiveness, workplace violence, natural disasters and terrorism.  — Amazon.com

 

Measuring global temperatures : their analysis and interpretation

Recommending faculty: Prof. Matthew Oliver Ralp L. Dimal (EnE 31 )

Authors Strangeways, Ian
Place of Publication Cambridge, UK
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Temperature is probably the most influential of all climatic variables. Our only direct, quantitative knowledge of global temperatures comes from instruments operated over the last 150 or so years. Yet as crucial and as central as these data are to our understanding of the climate, they are largely taken for granted, even by many of those using them. Measuring Global Temperatures will fill this gap by explaining how global temperatures are measured, how the data are analyzed, what the potential errors are, and what needs to be done to improve temperature measurement in the future. The book is of great interest to all meteorologists, climatologists, and hydrologists, and especially those concerned with climate change and global warming. It is written in accessible language with little mathematics, and so will appeal to students and amateur meteorologists with a strong interest in weather and climate. — Amazon.com

 

Climate change, ecology, and systematics

Recommending faculty: Prof. Matthew Oliver Ralp L. Dimal (EnE 31 )

Authors
Place of Publication Cambridge, UK
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Climate change has shaped life in the past and will continue to do so in the future. Understanding the interactions between climate and biodiversity is a complex challenge to science. With contributions from 60 key researchers, this book examines the ongoing impact of climate change on the ecology and diversity of life on earth. It discusses the latest research within the fields of ecology and systematics, highlighting the increasing integration of their approaches and methods. Topics covered include the influence of climate change on evolutionary and ecological processes such as adaptation, migration, speciation and extinction, and the role of these processes in determining the diversity and biogeographic distribution of species and their populations. This book ultimately illustrates the necessity for global conservation actions to mitigate the effects of climate change in a world that is already undergoing a biodiversity crisis of unprecedented scale. — Amazon.com

 

Environmental oceanography : topics and analysis

Recommending faculty: Prof. Matthew Oliver Ralp L. Dimal (EnE 31 )

Authors Abel, Daniel C.
Place of Publication Sudbury, Mass.
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Jones and Bartlett

Environmental Oceanography is a scientifically-based, multidisciplinary text that uses critical thinking and case studies to teach principles of oceanography and focuses on the importance of, and threats to, the marine environment. The text uses an innovative approach to teaching environmental oceanography, consisting of marine environmental issues presented as self-contained analytical exercises, with information and questions on sustainability integrated throughout. Appropriate for a wide range of readers, Environmental Oceanography works well as a stand-alone text, a lab-based course book, and as a supplement to main texts in oceanography and marine science for those instructors who would like to add an active learning focus to their course. Regardless of whether you are teaching a large or small course, Environmental Oceanography will engage and excite your students and prompt them to think critically about pressing environmental issues. — Amazon.com

 

Introduction to coastal engineering and management, 2nd ed.

Recommending faculty: Dr. Eric C. Cruz (CE 113 )

Authors Kamphuis, J. W.
Place of Publication New Jersey
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher World Scientific

This book is based on the author’s 34 years of experience as a teacher/researcher of coastal engineering and management and on recent reflections on newly relevant issues, such as consequences of failure, impacts of rising sea levels, aging infrastructure, real estate development, and contemporary decision making, design and education.

This textbook for undergraduate students, postgraduate students and practicing engineers covers waves, structures, sediment movement, coastal management, and contemporary coastal design and decision making, presenting both basic principles and engineering solutions. It discusses the traditional methods of analysis and synthesis (design), but also contemporary design taking into account environmental impacts, consequences of failure, and current concerns such as global warming, aging infrastructure, working with stakeholder groups, regulators, etc.

This second edition expands greatly on the topics of failure and resilience that surfaced as a result of recent disasters from hurricane surges and tsunamis. It updates the discussion of design and decision making in the 21st century, with many new examples presented. — Amazon.com

 

Concrete : microstructure, properties, and materials, 3rd ed.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Cornelio Q. Dizon (CE 121 )

Authors Mehta, P. K.
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2006
Publisher McGraw-Hill

This textbook presents the art and science of concrete in a simple, clear, hands-on manner, focusing on the following: Cement and concrete are predicted to be the premier building material of the 21st Century; Includes unique diagrams, photographs, and summary tables; Updated to include new chapters on non-destructive methods for concrete; future challenges in concrete technology; an increased number of examples of concrete applications; and new developments in durability. — Amazon.com

 

Advanced concrete technology

Recommending faculty: Prof. Cornelio Q. Dizon (CE 121 )

Authors Li, Zongjin
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

Over the past two decades concrete has enjoyed a renewed level of research and testing, resulting in the development of many new types of concrete. Through the use of various additives, production techniques and chemical processes, there is now a great degree of control over the properties of specific concretes for a wide range of applications. New theories, models and testing techniques have also been developed to push the envelope of concrete as a building material. There is no current textbook which brings all of these advancements together in a single volume. This book aims to bridge the gap between the traditional concrete technologies and the emerging state-of-the-art technologies which are gaining wider use. — Amazon.com

 

Ancient building technology

Recommending faculty: Prof. Cornelio Q. Dizon (CE 121 )

Authors Wright, G. R. H.
Place of Publication Leiden
Date of Publication 2000-2005
Publisher Brill

The following résumé study deals with building material, which together with construction and structures, forms one of the three aspects of building, or equally one of the three factors which constitute the nature of a building. Unlike existing manuals on ancient building, this offers an analytic presentation and the subject matter extends across all ages and regions. The treatment of materials is set out according to a paradigm of nature, manufacture and use, so as to facilitate direct comparison between different modes of the one material, as also between different materials and between different building traditions. This second part is published in two volumes, the first containing texts, the second more than 300 illustrations. — Amazon.com

 

Building materials : properties, performance, and applications

Recommending faculty: Prof. Cornelio Q. Dizon (CE 121 )

Authors
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher Nova Science Publishers

Building material is any material which is used for a construction purpose. Apart from naturally occurring materials, many man-made products are in use. The manufacture of building materials is an established industry in many countries and the use of these materials is typically segmented into specific speciality trades, such as carpentry, plumbing, roofing and insulation work. This book presents a wide variety of research on issues facing the building industry today. A study on the use of syntactic foams as a building material is presented. The acoustic performance of building materials with respect to their insulative properties is also analysed. Other topics include the performance of building stones in relation to salt weathering, the behaviour of building materials submitted to fire, the problem of microbe invasion into building materials and a study to develop a series of experimental methods to determine the moisture transport and storage properties of building materials. — Amazon.com

 

Fiber-reinforced cements and concretes

Recommending faculty: Prof. Cornelio Q. Dizon (CE 121 )

Authors Johnston, Colin D.
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication 2000
Publisher Gordon & Breach

This book summarizes and simplifies the results of a considerable body of research and practical experience with a wide range of fiber-reinforced cementitious composites. — Amazon.com

 

Construction jobsite management, 3rd ed.

Recommending faculty: Dr. Alexis Philip A. Acacio (CE 123, CE 124 )

Authors Mincks, William R.
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Delmar Cengage Learning

This new updated third edition of Construction Jobsite Management deals with all facets of construction project management from the contractor’s point of view. It examines the duties that are handled by the project manager, construction superintendent, and construction engineer throughout the progress of a job, from the configurations of a project team through project closeout. A hallmark of this book is its dedicated focus on the activities of jobsite personnel that includes helpful techniques and procedures for effectively managing a project from start to finish. The clear, concise language in which it is written makes this book an essential introduction to the “real world” of effective management techniques. — Amazon.com

 

Construction project scheduling and control, 2nd ed.

Recommending faculty: Dr. Alexis Philip A. Acacio (CE 123, CE 124 )

Authors Mubarak, Saleh A.
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Wiley

No matter how large or small the construction project, an efficient, well-thought-out schedule is crucial to achieving success. The schedule manages all aspects of a job, such as adjusting staff requirements at various stages, overseeing materials deliveries and equipment needs, organizing inspections, and estimating time needs for curing and settling—all of which requires a deep understanding on the part of the scheduler.

Written by a career construction professional, Construction Project Scheduling and Control, Second Edition has been fully revised with up-to-date coverage detailing all the steps needed to devise a technologically advanced schedule geared toward streamlining the construction process. Solved and unsolved exercises reinforce learning, while an overview of industry standard computer software sets the tone for further study. Some of the features in this Second Edition include:

  • Focus on precedence networks as a viable solution to scheduling, the main part of project control
  • The concepts of Dynamic Minimal Lag, a new CPM technique developed by the author
  • A new chapter on schedule risk management

By combining basic fundamentals with advanced techniques alongside the robust analysis of theory to enhance real-world applications, Construction Project Scheduling and Control is an ideal companion for students and professionals looking to formulate a schedule for a time-crunched industry in need of better ways to oversee projects. — Amazon.com

 

Total construction project management

Recommending faculty: Dr. Alexis Philip A. Acacio (CE 123, CE 124, CE 198 )

Authors Ritz, George J.
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 1994
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Suffering from chronic project headaches? Relief is on the way! PM pro George Ritz has written the prescription for the efficient, profitable, and headache-free management of any capital project. Total Construction Project Management combines the latest management innovations with tried-and-proven construction techniques to produce a cutting-edge “total system” guaranteed to give you complete control over every phase of field operations. You’ll see how to: prepare winning bids and proposals; obtain and negotiate favorable contracts; estimate accurate project costs; determine realistic project budgets; set attainable project schedules; organize human, physical, and financial resources; design, build, and motivate a field organization; implement effective project controls; ensure job-site safety; improve project communications; use PCs in the field and office; and much more. — Amazon.com

 

Fundamentals of project management, 4th ed.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Cornelio Q. Dizon (CE 123, 124, 198 )

Authors Heagney, Joseph.
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 1994
Publisher American Management Association

With sales of more than 160,000 copies, “Fundamentals of Project Management” has helped generations of project managers navigate the ins and outs of every aspect of this complex discipline. Using a simple step-by-step approach, the book is the perfect introduction to project management tools, techniques, and concepts. Readers will learn how to: develop a mission statement, vision, goals, and objectives; plan the project; create the work breakdown structure; produce a workable schedule; understand earned value analysis; manage a project team; and control and evaluate progress at every stage. Fully updated based on the latest version of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK[registered]), the fourth edition contains new information and expanded coverage on the project risk plan; the change control process; the concept of the project manager as leader; and more. This up-to-the-minute guide is filled with tips and techniques for planning and executing projects on time, on budget, and with maximum efficiency. — Amazon.com

 

Fundamentals of building construction : materials and methods, 5th ed.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Cornelio Q. Dizon (CE 123, 124)

Authors Allen, Edward
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher Wiley

Now in its Fifth Edition, this essential textbook has been used by thousands of students annually in schools of architecture, engineering, and construction technology. The bestselling reference focuses on the basic materials and methods used in building construction, emphasizing common construction systems such as light wood frames, masonry bearing walls, steel frames, and reinforced concrete. New introductory material on the processes, organization, constraints, and choices in construction offers a better look at the management of construction. New sections covering the building envelope uncover the secrets to designing enclosures for thermal insulation, vapor retarders, air barriers, and moisture control. The Fifth Edition also features more axonometric detail drawings and revised photographs for a thoroughly illustrated approach and the latest IBC 2006, CSI MasterFormat, ASTM references, and LEED information. — Amazon.com

 

Construction business management : what every construction contractor, builder & subcontractor needs to know

Recommending faculty: Prof. Cornelio Q. Dizon (CE 123, 124)

Authors Ganaway, Nick B.
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication 2006
Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann

Written by a general contractor of 25 years, Construction Business Management offers the lessons learned from both good and not-so-good decisions. Read what it takes to build all aspects of a business that’s profitable, enjoyable, and enduring:

a.. Contract Terms & Conditions (to include and to avoid) b.. Fair Allocation of Risk Between Contractor and Owner c.. How to Make Sure You’re Paid What You’re Owed d.. Critical Dos and Don’ts of Mechanics Liens e.. How to Select, Hire, and Keep Golden Employees f.. How to Choose Accountants, Lawyers & Insurance Agents g.. How to Target, Check out, Land, & Retain Profitable Customers h.. Effective Marketing Even the Smallest Contractor Can Afford i.. The Required Success Characteristics of a Contractor j.. Avoiding the 57% Four-Year Contractor Failure Rate k.. Opportunities & Requirements of Retail Construction l.. The Importance of the “Human Factor” And much more that will pay off now and throughout your career.

Written for contractors, key employees, subcontractors, students, and facility executives.

 

Green construction project management and cost oversight

Recommending faculty: Instr. James Michael Ong (CE 131)

Authors Kubba, Sam.
Place of Publication Burlington, MA
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Architectural Press

Green Construction is a specialized and skilled profession, and the author has extensive experience in this field. With this in mind, the reference is designed to provide practical guidelines and essential insights in preparing competent and professional looking ?Project Analysis Reports? and ?Project Status Reports?. The book also provides numerous tips on how to phrase the language of reports in a manner that is articulate and clearly understood by Real Estate Lenders and investors, as well as being an indispensable companion for both information and stimulus.

Written in a conversational manner, this book will clarify the nuts and bolts of green construction, finance, and cost monitoring? as a profession, and will outline the many attributes required to being successful in this field. Moreover, it will scrutinize the mechanics of organizing monthly meetings, contractor payment certifications, budgets, change orders, construction schedules, code compliance, waivers of lean, and much more.
Drawing on over 30 years of personal experience across the world – both as an employee and as an employer, the reader will learn how to plan and implement sound business strategies and form alliances in a global context. The book also offers important information and penetrating insights into the process of setting up and working as a due-diligence consultant. In a clear, practical style, it will be explained how to identify opportunities for business development and how to maximize return. It will also articulate how to meet new challenges as well as avoid many of the pitfalls along the way.

For the individual professional, this guide provides useful information and tips to help secure a high paying professional position. The book will include amongst other things, up-to-date information on hundreds of useful contacts. Topics covered in this guide include: types of services offered, the consultant’s role on the construction loan team, what the lender needs to know, and marketing techniques. The guide will also include a comprehensive appendix that will contain numerous sample letters (e.g. for marketing and certification), building loan agreements, AIA forms, lender/consultant agreement, closeout documents and much more. Likewise included will be an extensive list of useful references from a variety of resources, and much more. Indeed, this handbook will be the most detailed & comprehensive program on the market. It meets all the criteria of a major work and will provide vital and absorbing reading.

Provides a detailed blueprint of how to conduct monthly meetings, investigations, understand typical client/consultant agreements, analyze contractor requisitions

Includes sample letters, reports, forms and agreements for easy reference.

Practical guidelines for preparing Property Analysis and Property Status Reports

Includes a glossary of important terms, abbreviations and acronyms — Amazon.com

 

Introduction to MATLAB, 2nd ed.

Recommending faculty: Instr. Charlimagne M. Montealegre (ChE 26)

Authors Etter, D. M.
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, NJ
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Prentice Hall

Best-selling author Delores Etter provides an up-to-date introduction to MATLAB. Using a consistent five-step problem-solving methodology, Etter describes the computational and visualization capabilities of MATLAB and illustrates the problem solving process through a variety of engineering examples and applications. — Amazon.com

 

Ecological engineering design : restoring and conserving ecosystem services

Recommending faculty: Prof. Matthew Oliver Ralp L. Dimal (EnE 298)

Authors Matlock, Marty D.
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

Ecologically-sensitive building and landscape design is a broad, intrinsically interdisciplinary field.  Existing books independently cover narrow aspects of ecological design in depth (hydrology, ecosystems, soils, flora and fauna, etc.), but none of these books can boast of the integrated approach taken by this one.  Drawing on the experience of the authors, this book begins to define explicit design methods for integrating consideration of ecosystem processes and services into every facet of land use design, management, and policy.  The approach is to provide a prescriptive approach to ecosystem design based upon ecological engineering principles and practices.  This book will include a novel collection of design methods for the non-built and built environments, linking landscape design explicitly to ecosystem services. — Amazon.com

 

Environmental management system ISO 14001:2004 : handbook of transition with CD-ROM

Recommending faculty: Prof. Matthew Oliver Ralp L. Dimal (EnE 298)

Authors Haider, Syed Imtiaz
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Taylor & Francis

Environmental Management System ISO 14001:2004 provides the information and practical know-how required to facilitate a smooth adoption and incorporation of the latest revisions and enhancements put forth by the International Organization for Standardization. This unique work shows how to adopt or transition to the documentation procedures required for an Environmental Management System (EMS) using the 14001:2004 series of standards. These globally accepted procedures help eliminate waste and improve efficiency, while providing the means to achieve both local and international compliance.

This tool supplies step-by-step guidance on how to develop and implement an EMS that, with little effort, can be instantly applied to any process-related industry or organization interested in environmental compliance, whether it is regulated or not.

A complete, single-source reference, written in simple and precise language, the book puts the answers to complex and thorny issues at your fingertips. It includes samples of policy statements, objectives, targets, and programs that can be amended or adopted without wasting time re-inventing the wheel. The CD-ROM includes customizable Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that can be downloaded, edited, printed, and easily tailored to incorporate changes and add organizational requirements. The SOPs exclusively refer to the documents specially required for compliance; however other formats are included to ensure that the soft copy can be easily used worldwide in a diverse range of industries and organizations.

The book helps minimize documentation and avoid the nightmare faced by management representatives at the time of certification. An effective time saver when you are in the process of writing and organizing documentation for certification and further improvement purposes, this book and CD-ROM package helps you easily translate the revised ISO 14001:1996 and ISO 14001:2004 standard requirements into immediate action. — Amazon.com

 

Environmental ethics : readings in theory and application, 6th ed.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Matthew Oliver Ralp L. Dimal (EnE 31)

Authors Pojman, Louis P.
Place of Publication Boston, Mass.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Wadsworth

The most comprehensive introduction to environmental ethics available, ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS offers students a current look at the issues and topics that dominate the field today, organized into two main parts that take students seamlessly from theory to application. This Fifth Edition of the Pojmans’ popular anthology, like its predecessors, includes numerous topic areas not covered in other anthologies-including an all-new section on Climate Change. Featuring articles carefully selected for clarity and accessibility, the text follows a dialogic pro-con format presenting divergent positions on each topic, ensuring that students are both exposed to and understand both sides of every topic so they can develop their own informed positions. The bulk of royalties for this book are donated to groups dedicated to protecting the environment, such as the Wilderness Society and the Sierra Club. — Amazon.com

 

Production and operations management

Recommending faculty: Instr. Angelo C. Ani (IE 151)

Authors Garg, Ajay K.
Place of Publication West Patel Nagar, N.D.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher McGraw Hill

This book provides a comprehensive coverage on production and operations management with a student friendly approach. It includes all the latest topics of the subject. With rich pedagogy, numerous examples and numerical problems, it will fulfill the requirements of business management students. — Amazon.com

 

The finite element method in engineering, 5th ed.

Recommending faculty: Instr. Jay R T. Adolacion (ChE 187, ES 204)

Authors Rao, S. S.
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Elsevier/Butterworth Heinemann

Finite Element Analysis is an analytical engineering tool originated by the Aerospace and nuclear power industries to find usable, approximate solutions to problems with many complex variables. It is an extension of derivative and integral calculus, and uses very large matrix arrays and mesh diagrams to calculate stress points, movement of loads and forces, and other basic physical behaviors. Rao provides a thorough grounding of the mathematical principles for setting up finite element solutions in civil, mechanical, and aerospace engineering applications. The new edition includes examples using modern computer tools such as Matlab, Ansys, Nastran, and Abaqus.

Professional engineers will benefit from the introduction to the many useful applications of finite element analysis, and will gain a better understanding of its limitations and special uses.

New to this edition: Examples and applications in Matlab, Ansys, and Abaqus Structured problem solving approach in all worked examples New discussions throughout, including the direct method of deriving finite element equations, use of strong and weak form formulations, complete treatment of dynamic analysis, and detailed analysis of heat transfer problems

More examples and exercises All figures revised and redrawn for clarity. — Amazon.com

 

Ecological ethics : an introduction, 2nd ed., fully revised and expanded

Recommending faculty: Dr. Maria Antonia N. Tanchuling (EnE 31)

Authors Curry, Patrick
Place of Publication Cambridge, UK
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Polity Press

In this thoroughly revised and updated second edition of the highly successful Ecological Ethics, Patrick Curry shows that a new and truly ecological ethic is both possible and urgently needed. With this distinctive proposition in mind, Curry introduces and discusses all the major concepts needed to understand the full range of ecological ethics.

He discusses light green or anthropocentric ethics with the examples of stewardship, lifeboat ethics, and social ecology; the mid-green or intermediate ethics of animal liberation/rights; and dark or deep green ecocentric ethics. Particular attention is given to the Land Ethic, the Gaia Hypothesis and Deep Ecology and its offshoots: Deep Green Theory, Left Biocentrism and the Earth Manifesto. Ecofeminism is also considered and attention is paid to the close relationship between ecocentrism and virtue ethics. Other chapters discuss green ethics as post-secular, moral pluralism and pragmatism, green citizenship, and human population in the light of ecological ethics. In this new edition, all these have been updated and joined by discussions of climate change, sustainable economies, education, and food from an ecocentric perspective.

This comprehensive and wide-ranging textbook offers a radical but critical introduction to the subject which puts ecocentrism and the critique of anthropocentrism back at the top of the ethical, intellectual and political agenda. It will be of great interest to students and activists, and to a wider public. — Amazon.com

 

Foundations of MEMS

Recommending faculty: Dr. Maria Antonia N. Tanchuling (EnE 31)

Authors Liu, Chang
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, NJ
Date of Publication 2006
Publisher Pearson Prentice Hall

For courses in Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) taken by advanced undergraduate students, beginning graduate students, and professionals.

Foundations of MEMS is an entry-level text designed to systematically teach the specifics of MEMS to an interdisciplinary audience. Liu discusses designs, materials, and fabrication issues related to the MEMS field by employing concepts from both the electrical and mechanical engineering domains and by incorporating evolving microfabrication technology — all in a time-efficient and methodical manner. A wealth of examples and problems solidify students’ understanding of abstract concepts and provide ample opportunities for practicing critical thinking. — Amazon.com

 

Principles of sedimentology and stratigraphy, 5th International ed.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Matthew Oliver Ralp L. Dimal (TC 17, TC 19)

Authors Boggs, Sam
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, NJ
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Pearson Prentice Hall

This concise treatment of the fundamental principles of sedimentology and stratigraphy highlights the important physical, chemical, biological, and stratigraphic characteristics of sedimentary rocks. It emphasizes the ways in which the study of sedimentary rocks is used to interpret depositional environments, changes in ancient sea level, and other intriguing aspects of Earth’s history. — Amazon.com

 

Human factors and ergonomics in consumer product design

Recommending faculty: Instr. Angelo C. Ani (IE 160, 1E 161)

Authors
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher CRC Press

Every day we interact with thousands of consumer products. We not only expect them to perform their functions safely, reliably, and efficiently, but also to do it so seamlessly that we don’t even think about it. However, with the many factors involved in consumer product design, from the application of human factors and ergonomics principles to reducing risks of malfunction and the total life cycle cost, well, the process just seems to get more complex. Edited by well-known and well-respected experts, the two-volumes of Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics in Consumer Product Design simplify this process.

The first volume, Human Factors and Ergonomics in Consumer Product Design: Methods and Techniques, outlines the how to incorporate Human Factors and Ergonomics (HF/E) principles and knowledge into the design of consumer products in a variety of applications. It discusses the user-centered design process, starting with how mental workload affects every day interactions with consumer products and what lessons may be applied to product design. The book then highlights the ever-increasing role of information technology, including digital imaging, video and other media, and virtual reality applications in consumer product design. It also explores user-centered aspect of consumer product development with discussions of user-centered vs. task-based approach, articulation and assessment of user requirements and needs, interaction with design models, and eco design.

With contributions from a team of researchers from 21 countries, the book covers the current state of the art methods and techniques of product ergonomics. It provides an increased knowledge of how to apply the HF/E principles that ultimately leads to better product design. — Amazon.com

 

A first course in quality engineering : integrating statistical and management methods of quality, 2nd ed.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Paul Eric G. Abeto (IE 135)

Authors Krishnamoorthi, K. S.
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher CRC Press

Completely revised and updated, A First Course in Quality Engineering: Integrating Statistical and Management Methods of Quality, Second Edition contains virtually all the information an engineer needs to function as a quality engineer. The authors not only break things down very simply but also give a full understanding of why each topic covered is essential to learning proper quality management. They present the information in a manner that builds a strong foundation in quality management without overwhelming readers.

See what’s new in the new edition:

  • Reflects changes in the latest revision of the ISO 9000 Standards and the Baldrige Award criteria
  • Includes new mini-projects and examples throughout
  • Incorporates Lean methods for reducing cycle time, increasing throughput, and reducing waste
  • Contains increased coverage of strategic planning

This text covers management and statistical methods of quality engineering in an integrative manner, unlike other books on the subject that focus primarily on one of the two areas of quality. The authors illustrate the use of quality methods with examples drawn from their consulting work, using a reader-friendly style that makes the material approachable and encourages self-study. They cover the must-know fundamentals of probability and statistics and make extensive use of computer software to illustrate the use of the computer in solving quality problems.

Reorganized to make the book suitable for self study, the second edition discusses how to design Total Quality System that works. With detailed coverage of the management and statistical tools needed to make the system perform well, the book provides a useful reference for professionals who need to implement quality systems in any environment and candidates preparing for the exams to qualify as a certified quality engineer (CQE). — Amazon.com

 

Risk assessment : theory, methods, and applications

Recommending faculty: Prof. Paul Eric G. Abeto (IE 198)

Authors Rausand, Marvin.
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

With its balanced coverage of theory and applications along with standards and regulations, Risk Assessment: Theory, Methods, and Applications serves as a comprehensive introduction to the topic. The book serves as a practical guide to current risk analysis and risk assessment, emphasizing the possibility of sudden, major accidents across various areas of practice from machinery and manufacturing processes to nuclear power plants and transportation systems.

The author applies a uniform framework to the discussion of each method, setting forth clear objectives and descriptions, while also shedding light on applications, essential resources, and advantages and disadvantages. Following an introduction that provides an overview of risk assessment, the book is organized into two sections that outline key theory, methods, and applications.

Introduction to Risk Assessment defines key concepts and details the steps of a thorough risk assessment along with the necessary quantitative risk measures. Chapters outline the overall risk assessment process, and a discussion of accident models and accident causation offers readers new insights into how and why accidents occur to help them make better assessments.

Risk Assessment Methods and Applications carefully describes the most relevant methods for risk assessment, including preliminary hazard analysis, HAZOP, fault tree analysis, and event tree analysis. Here, each method is accompanied by a self-contained description as well as workflow diagrams and worksheets that illustrate the use of discussed techniques. Important problem areas in risk assessment, such as barriers and barrier analysis, human errors, and human reliability, are discussed along with uncertainty and sensitivity analysis.

Each chapter concludes with a listing of resources for further study of the topic, and detailed appendices outline main results from probability and statistics, related formulas, and a listing of key terms used in risk assessment. A related website features problems that allow readers to test their comprehension of the presented material and supplemental slides to facilitate the learning process.

Risk Assessment is an excellent book for courses on risk analysis and risk assessment at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. It also serves as a valuable reference for engineers, researchers, consultants, and practitioners who use risk assessment techniques in their everyday work. — Amazon.com

 

Ethics in engineering practice and research, 2nd ed.

Recommending faculty: Instr. Angelo C. Ani (IE)

Authors Whitbeck, Caroline
Place of Publication Cambridge
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Cambridge University Press

The first edition of Caroline Whitbeck’s Ethics in Engineering Practice and Research focused on the difficult ethical problems engineers encounter in their practice and in research. In many ways, these problems are like design problems: they are complex, often ill defined; resolving them involves an iterative process of analysis and synthesis; and there can be more than one acceptable solution. In the second edition of this text, Dr. Whitbeck goes above and beyond by featuring more real-life problems, stating recent scenarios, and laying the foundation of ethical concepts and reasoning. This book offers a real-world, problem-centered approach to engineering ethics, using a rich collection of open-ended case studies to develop skill in recognizing and addressing ethical issues. — Amazon.com

 

Occupational safety and health for technologists, engineers, and managers, 7th ed.

Recommending faculty: Instr. Angelo C. Ani (IE 160, IE 161)

Authors Goetsch, David L.
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Prentice Hall

Known for its comprehensive coverage, this text covers all aspects of occupational safety and health in today’s global workplace.  Appropriate for safety management, engineering and technology programs, the book follows a logical sequence that provides a historical perspective and overview, covers the laws and regulations, discusses the human element, examines hazard assessment, prevention, and control, and covers management of safety and health. This edition features updated OSHA standards and contemporary topics such as safety culture, safety’s role in global competitiveness, workplace violence, natural disasters and terrorism. — Amazon.com

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