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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Engineering Hardcover – 1 Nov 1984

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AUTHORITATIVE COMPREHENSIVE CURRENT. Carefully reviewed to ensure its accuracy, clarity, and completeness, the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Engineering puts a wealth of essential information at your fingertips. Whether you're a professional, a student, a writer, or a general reader with science curiosity, this comprehensive resource defines the current language of engineering and gives you a better understanding of the ideas and concepts you need to know. The McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Engineering is based on the renowned McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, Fifth Edition, the universal reference choice for the international scientific community researchers, scientists, engineers, technicians, educators, and writers and general readers with an interest in science.
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Compiled by The Editorial Staff of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology (New York City), one of the most skilled, experienced, and innovative teams in the field of scientific publishing. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Paperback.

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1.0 out of 5 stars Looking for a PE Exam reference? Keep looking 20 Nov. 2001
By Lin McGahan - Published on
Format: Paperback
I purchased this book for specific use on the PE Exam (an engineering dictionary is recommended) and was dismayed that NONE of the terms I looked up during the 8-hour test was in this book. The book is heavy into electronic/electrical terms and probably covers the mechanical arena as well, but for civil engineering terms, environmental processes, anything to do with hydrology or water resources, this book is a loser. I do not recommend it unless you are taking the electrical or mechanical PE exam, or just wish to have a general reference handy in your office.
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Let down 27 Mar. 2002
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Paperback
Not very helpful. Way too generic and focused on mechanical/electrical engineering. Being a civil engineer I don't find it very useful.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Resource for the PE Exam 30 April 2003
By James D. Peck - Published on
Format: Paperback
I found the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Engineering to be a valuable resource when taking the Chemical Engineering PE Exam (Principles & Practice of Engineering). Having this resource with me on Exam Day enabled me to bag several of the 80 questions that I probably would have missed otherwise.
The publication lists a lot of acromyms, many of which don't appear as such in the index of Perry's Handbook, or in the indices of any of my textbooks.
Even if you decide it's not much good for anything else, it's still worth the purchase price just to have it with you on Test Day.
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars DON'T BUY THIS BOOK 30 May 2002
By David Harvey - Published on
Format: Paperback
Other web sites may praise this reference as a must for the PE exam, but I did not find any words in this book that would have helped me on the exam. ...
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not for Civil Engineering. 30 Dec. 2009
By Johnathan Limb - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This book is terrible for civil engineering terms. I, too, bought this book to use on the PE exam and couldn't find a single term I needed in it. And over the past 5 years it has been on my shelf as reference guide, I still have yet to find a term defined in it for civil engineering. Really disappointing since I have some great textbooks published by McGraw-Hill on Water Resources and Environmental Engineering.
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