Top 10 Best Books to Read in Engineering - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Engineering. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. The Pipe Fitters Blue Book

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Engineering - August 2021

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  • Author: W. V. Graves
  • Publisher: Graves Publishing Co.; Revised 2010 edition (January 1, 1973)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-0970832122
  • Dimensions: 4 x 0.25 x 6 inches


2. Summer Learning HeadStart, Grade 7 to 8: Fun Activities Plus Math, Reading, and Language Workbooks: Bridge to Success with Common Core Aligned Resources and Workbooks

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Engineering - August 2021

The updated 2021 Summer Learning HeadStart™ workbook for kids moving from Grade 7 to 8 covers Math, Vocabulary, Reading, and Writing to support fun at-home learning during the summer months. New in this 2021 summer workbook edition: Stimulates creative thinking & nurture’s growth mindset with daily challenge rounds, educational games, and fun summer activities. This is the simplest yet most effective summer learning workbook that thousands of parents and teachers trust to help students retain and strengthen their Math & ELA skills and bridges the learning gap to provide a strong foundation for success in 8th grade. Recommended by Teachers, Trusted by Parents "My 12-year-old daughter enjoyed this workbook. We have tried a variety of workbooks, but I will say this particular workbook is the only one to offer a short story drawing that she can enter for a chance to win $100. Definitely piqued her interest to get her writing, which I thought is fantastic. In all other regards, she said the reading seems easy and the math a little more challenging. It also has little daily exercise segments that got my daughter in the habit of exercising in the morning to help kickstart her day. I thought that was great! All in all, it was a great workbook." - Jackie Richard The fun educational summer workbook offers cheerful activities & fun brain teasers to keep your child engaged and provides much-needed socio-emotional support. It also offers standards-aligned daily skills practice to students & is the ideal at-home study solution to prevent the summer brain drain. This summer bridge learning workbook includes: Daily practice of seventh-grade Math & ELA skills. Covers 40+ ELA & 30+ Math standards (lessons with answer keys & explanations) Fun and Useful Skill-Building Activities Informative articles for students, parents, & educators Unlike a traditional printed book, these provide online access to hundreds of standards-aligned engaging learning resources. Includes Access to Online Resources: Daily online challenge rounds to motivate & keep your child engaged Preview of eighth-grade Math & ELA learning standards Grade-appropriate Reading Passages Vocabulary Enrichment Activities A Summer Diary Tool to keep their writing skills sharp Opportunity to participate in the Lumos Summer Short Story Writing Competition Online resources can be conveniently accessed on a smartphone, tablet, or personal computer. It also includes an access code for Parent Account Access to student performance reports Ability to assign practice questions & resources Ability to download, share reports & create resource kits Teacher Account Access to Lumos StepUp™ Basic Account Support up to 30 students accounts Assign practice & monitor progress Access to actionable performance reports The focus of this fun educational Grade 7-8 workbook is to address learning loss that is associated with hybrid & online classroom instruction. It not only helps students review & retain what they learned during the academic year but also study topics that were not taught due to school closures in the pandemic. With the Lumos Summer Learning HeadStart tedBook™ at your side, your child will be better prepared & confident to start the 2021-22 academic year. More than 472,000 students & 68,600 teachers in over 31,100 schools use Lumos Learning Study Programs to improve student achievement on standardized tests & also to master necessary Math & ELA Skills.

  • Author: Lumos Learning
  • Publisher: Lumos Learning (July 4, 2015)
  • Genre: Education & Teaching, Schools & Teaching
  • ISBN: 978-1940484730
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.75 x 11 inches


3. Basic Machines and How They Work

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Engineering - August 2021

This revised edition of an extremely clear Navy training manual leaves nothing to be desired in its presentation. Thorough in its coverage of basic theory, from the lever and inclined plane to internal combustion engines and power trains, it requires nothing more than an understanding of the most elementary mathematics. Beginning with the simplest of machines — the lever — the text proceeds to discussions of the block and tackle (pulleys and hoists), wheel and axle, the inclined plane and the wedge, the screw, and different types of gears (simple, spur, bevel, herringbone, spiral, worm, etc.). A chapter on the concept of work discusses the measurement of work, friction, and efficiency; this is followed by investigations of power, force, and pressure, with explanations of the uses of scales, balances, gauges, and barometers. The fundamentals of hydrostatic and hydraulic machines (such as the hydraulic braking system and the hydraulic press) are discussed in detail. The remaining chapters cover machine elements (bearings and springs), basic mechanisms (gear differential, couplings, cams, clutches), the internal combustion engine and power trains (including explanations of various transmission systems — synchromesh, auxiliary, etc.). Every concept is clearly defined, and discussions always build easily from elementary theory to specific applications familiar to anyone with the slightest interest in mechanics. Important concepts, machine components, and techniques are clearly illustrated in more than 200 diagrams, drawings, and cross-sections that reveal inner workings — all of these help to clarify even further an already clear and well-organized presentation. Although it was originally designed for use in U.S. Naval Training Schools, this book can be used to great advantage as a basic text in mechanical engineering in standard technical schools, and it will be immensely valuable even to lay readers who desire a basic knowledge of mechanics.

  • Author: Naval Education And Training Program
  • Publisher: Dover Publications; Revised (1994) edition (January 1, 1997)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-0486217093
  • Dimensions: 6.38 x 0.26 x 9.34 inches


4. PPI PE Civil Reference Manual, 16th Edition – Comprehensive Reference Manual for the NCEES PE Civil Exam

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Engineering - August 2021

CERM16 - The Reference Manual Every PE Civil Examinee Needs! Michael R. Lindeburg, PE’s PE Civil Reference Manual, 16th Edition (Also known as CERM16) is the only reference you need to prepare for the Breadth portion of the PE Civil exam. This comprehensive manual follows NCEES PE Civil exam specifications and addresses complex topics by parsing them into condensed, understandable, readable sections. Offering a complete review of all exam topics, this reference manual is up-to-date to the current exam specifications and design standards, and employs instructional design to enable comprehensive understanding that builds exam confidence. The PE Civil exam is an 8-hour, open book exam. Use this reference manual to fully prepare for the exam, and bring it with you on exam-day for your must-have reference. Also available is the new PE Civil Companion for the 16th Edition, which offers a convenient side-by-side companion offering a comprehensive index with thousands of entries covering all topics; over 100 appendices; and over 550 common civil engineering definitions. For more details, go to Key Features: Complete exam review for the Breadth portion of the PE Civil exam:  Project Planning Means and Methods Soil Mechanics Structural Mechanics Hydraulics and Hydrology Geometrics Materials Site Development Brief overview of each afternoon Depth exam. Up-to-date codes including: AASHTO, HCM, IBC, ACI and more. Recommendations for a study schedule to keep you on track. Exam tips for exam-day readiness. Binding: Paperback Publisher: PPI, A Kaplan Company After you pass the exam PE Civil Reference Manual, 16th Ed. (CERM16) will serve as an invaluable reference throughout your civil engineering career.

  • Author: Michael R. Lindeburg PE
  • Publisher: PPI a Kaplan Company; Revised, Sixteenth Edition,Revised (April 23, 2018)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-1591265702
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 3.2 x 11 inches


5. Structures: Or Why Things Don't Fall Down

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Engineering - August 2021

In a book that Business Insider noted as one of the "14 Books that inspired Elon Musk," J.E. Gordon strips engineering of its confusing technical terms, communicating its founding principles in accessible, witty prose. For anyone who has ever wondered why suspension bridges don't collapse under eight lanes of traffic, how dams hold back--or give way under--thousands of gallons of water, or what principles guide the design of a skyscraper, a bias-cut dress, or a kangaroo, this book will ease your anxiety and answer your questions. Structures: Or Why Things Don't Fall Down is an informal explanation of the basic forces that hold together the ordinary and essential things of this world--from buildings and bodies to flying aircraft and eggshells. In a style that combines wit, a masterful command of his subject, and an encyclopedic range of reference, Gordon includes such chapters as "How to Design a Worm" and "The Advantage of Being a Beam," offering humorous insights in human and natural creation. Architects and engineers will appreciate the clear and cogent explanations of the concepts of stress, shear, torsion, fracture, and compression. If you're building a house, a sailboat, or a catapult, here is a handy tool for understanding the mechanics of joinery, floors, ceilings, hulls, masts--or flying buttresses. Without jargon or oversimplification, Structures opens up the marvels of technology to anyone interested in the foundations of our everyday lives.

  • Author: J. E. Gordon
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press; 1st edition (July 10, 2003)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-0306812835
  • Dimensions: 6 x 1.13 x 9 inches


6. Stick and Rudder: An Explanation of the Art of Flying

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Engineering - August 2021

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality,       authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. WHAT'S IN STICK AND RUDDER: The invisible secret of all heavier-than-air flight: the Angle of Attack. What it is, and why it can't be seen. How lift is made, and what the pilot has to do with it. Why airplanes stall How do you know you're about to stall? The landing approach. How the pilot's eye functions in judging the approach. The visual clues by which an experienced pilot unconsciously judges: how you can quickly learn to use them. "The Spot that does not move." This is the first statement of this phenomenon. A foolproof method of making a landing approach across pole lines and trees. The elevator and the throttle. One controls the speed, the other controls climb and descent. Which is which? The paradox of the glide. By pointing the nose down less steeply, you descend more steeply. By pointing the nose down more steeply, you can glide further. What's the rudder for? The rudder does NOT turn the airplane the way a boat's rudder turns the boat. Then what does it do? How a turn is flown. The role of ailerons, rudder, and elevator in making a turn. The landing--how it's made. The visual clues that tell you where the ground is. The "tail-dragger" landing gear and what's tricky about it. This is probably the only analysis of tail-draggers now available to those who want to fly one. The tricycle landing gear and what's so good about it. A strong advocacy of the tricycle gear written at a time when almost all civil airplanes were taildraggers. Why the airplane doesn't feel the wind. Why the airplane usually flies a little sidewise. Plus: a chapter on Air Accidents by Leighton Collins, founder and editor of AIR FACTS. His analyses of aviation's safety problems have deeply influenced pilots and aeronautical engineers and have contributed to the benign characteristics of today's airplane. Stick and Rudder is the first exact analysis of the art of flying ever attempted. It has been continously in print for thirty-three years. It shows precisely what the pilot does when he flies, just how he does it, and why. Because the basics are largely unchanging, the book therefore is applicable to large airplanes and small, old airplanes and new, and is of interest not only to the learner but also to the accomplished pilot and to the instructor himself. When Stick and Rudder first came out, some of its contents were considered highly controversial. In recent years its formulations have become widely accepted. Pilots and flight instructors have found that the book works. Today several excellent manuals offer the pilot accurate and valuable technical information. But Stick and Rudder remains the leading think-book on the art of flying. One thorough reading of it is the equivalent of many hours of practice.

  • Author: Wolfgang Langewiesche
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 1st edition (September 1, 1990)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Transportation
  • ISBN: 978-0070362406
  • Dimensions: 8.7 x 1 x 9.3 inches


7. Ford Ranger (1993-2011) & Mazda B2300/B2500/B3000/B4000 (1994-2009) Haynes Repai

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Engineering - August 2021

Each Haynes manual is written for the do-it-yourselfer and provides step-by-step instructions based on a complete disassembly of the vehicle.  This hands-on experience provides the reader with specific and detailed instructions for performing everything from basic maintenance and troubleshooting to a complete engine overhaul.  The models and model years covered in this title are as follows: Ford Ranger, 1993-2011 Mazda B2300, 1994-2009 Mazda B2500, 1994-2009 Mazda B3000, 1994-2009 Mazda B4000, 1994-2009 This Haynes automotive repair manual includes 700+ photos and the following chapters:  Introduction Chapter 1: Tune-up and routine maintenance Chapter 2: Part A: Single Overhead Camshaft (SOHC) four-cylinder engines Chapter 2: Part B: Dual Overhead Camshaft (DOHC) four-cyclinder engines Chapter 2: Part C: 3.0L V6 engine Chapter 2: Part D: 4.0L pushrod V6 engine Chapter 2: Part E: 4.0L SOHC V6 engine Chapter 2: Part F: General engine overhaul procedures Chapter 3: Cooling, heating and air conditioning systems Chapter 4: Fuel and exhaust systems Chapter 5: Engine electrical systems Chapter 6: Emissions and engine control systems Chapter 7: Part A: Manual transmission Chapter 7: Part B: Automatic transmission Chapter 7: Part C: Transfer case Chapter 8: Clutch and drivetrain Chapter 9: Brakes Chapter 10: Suspension and steering systems Chapter 11: Body Chapter 12: Chassis electrical system Wiring Diagrams

  • Author: Editors of Haynes Manuals
  • Publisher: Haynes Manuals N. America, Inc.; 1st edition (June 15, 2013)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-1620920497
  • Dimensions: 8.25 x 0.75 x 10.75 inches


8. Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Engineering - August 2021

Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning is focused on closing the gap from students to technicians with our commitment to top-quality coverage of fundamentals and the latest technology. This classic is an excellent blend of theory, skill development, and service techniques to help you learn how to install and service refrigeration and HVAC systems. Technical content has never been more up-to-date. A logical and progressive organization, rich learning pedagogy and features, a superior art program, and readability contribute to Modern Refrigeration and Air C onditioning’s highly accessible nature. This edition has been revised with improved instructional design to help teach and retain students. Included are improved assessments and enhanced content on fundamentals such as electrical theory and troubleshooting. Relevant career and workplace readiness content prepares students for a successful career in the HVACR industry.

  • Author: Andrew D. Althouse
  • Publisher: Goodheart-Willcox; Twenty first Edition, Revised, Textbook (October 29, 2019)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-1635638776
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.94 x 10.88 inches


9. Machinery's Handbook Toolbox

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Engineering - August 2021

For more than 100 years,  Machinery's Handbook has been the most popular reference work in metalworking, design, engineering and manufacturing facilities, and technical schools and colleges throughout the world. It is universally acknowledged as an extraordinarily authoritative, comprehensive, and practical tool, providing its users with the most fundamental and essential aspects of sophisticated manufacturing practice. The 31st edition of the “Bible of the Metalworking Industries” contains major revisions of existing content, as well as new material on a variety of topics. It is the essential reference for mechanical, manufacturing, and industrial engineers, designers, draftsmen, toolmakers, machinists, engineering and technology students, and the serious home hobbyist. New to the 31st Edition: Expanded metrology section, including v-blocks and micrometer, vernier, and dial calipers. New fluid power section covering pneumatic,hydraulic, and vacuum theory and applications. New powder metallurgy section, including additive manufacturing. Even more useful specs, including tap drill sizes for Unified threads, reaming allowances for  drilling, mesh and grit sizes, rules for figuring tapers, and assembly with pins and studs. Recently added information on sheet metal and presses, keys and keyways, shaft alignment, taps and tapping, helical coil screw thread inserts, metric screw threads, miniature screws, fluid mechanics, solid geometry, statistics,  calculating hole coordinates and thread dimensions, and distinguishing between bolts and screws. Plus . . . Many thoroughly reworked and renovated sections throughout.  Comprehensive tables of  contents at the beginning of each section and extensive indexing. Hundreds of new and thousands of refined and redone illustrations and equations. Updated standards. Expanded metric content.

  • Author: Erik Oberg
  • Publisher: Industrial Press, Inc.; Thirty-first edition (March 1, 2020)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-0831137311
  • Dimensions: 4.6 x 2.8 x 7 inches


10. Engineers' Practical Databook: A Technical Reference Guide for Students and Professionals

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Engineering - August 2021

This databook is an essential handbook for every engineering student or professional.Engineers' Practical Databook provides a concise and useful source of up-to-date essential formula, charts, and data for the student or practising engineer, technologist, applied mathematician or undergraduate scientist. Unlike almost all other engineering handbooks out there, this one doesn't package itself as a heavy, expensive or cumbersome textbook, and doesn't contain any preamble or lengthy chapters of 'filler' material. You will find value cover-to-cover with all the essential formula, charts, and materials data. This handbook is suitable for use in support of Higher Education programmes, including Higher National Diplomas and accredited engineering degrees. Topics include the essentials of aerospace, civil, electrical and electronic, mechanical and general engineering. Chapters include Mathematics, Materials, Mechanics, Structures, Machines and Mechanisms, Electrical and Electronics, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Systems, and Project Management. First Edition is in SI Units. - Easy to use - Chapters organised by module/discipline topic - Physical, geometric, thermal, chemical and electrical properties - All variables and units clearly defined - Essential technical data

  • Author: Jay Smith
  • Publisher: Independently published (August 2, 2018)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-1980619345
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.38 x 9 inches