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Auto CAD 2007 and Auto Cad LT 2007

Friday, October 3, 2008

by Frey

Call # T385 .F694738 2006

Synopsis

AutoCAD 2007 and AutoCAD LT 2007: No Experience Required is the perfect step-by-step introduction to the world’s leading CAD software. Inside this clear-cut guide are concise explanations and practical tutorials that explain how to plan and develop a complete AutoCAD project. Follow the tutorials sequentially, which have been fully updated for AutoCAD 2007, or jump in at any chapter by downloading the drawing files from the Sybex Web site. Either way, you’ll quickly develop a solid grounding in the essentials and learn how to use AutoCAD’s productivity tools to get your work done efficiently.

The latest edition of this perennial topseller also covers AutoCAD’s revamped 3D design features and includes a glossary and a supporting Web site with project files, bonus chapters, and appendices.

Gain the AutoCAD skills you need:
* Get to know the AutoCAD interface, basic commands, and how to create drawings
* Build on your skills with grouping, elevations, hatches, and using text in drawings
* Graduate to dimensioning, setting external references; and mastering layouts, plotting, and printing
* Understand the new 3D capabilities that make AutoCAD 2007 the complete design tool

Access the supporting Web site for more instruction, including:
* Project files from the book
* Bonus chapter on using the Internet with AutoCAD
* Bonus appendices on attributes and dynamic blocks

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AutoCAD 2008 for Dummies

Friday, October 3, 2008

by DavByrnesid

Call # T385 .B97 2007

Synopsis

• A gentle, humorous introduction to this fearsomely complex software that helps new users start creating 2D and 3D technical drawings right away

• Covers the new features and enhancements in the latest AutoCAD version and provides coverage of AutoCAD LT, AutoCAD’s lower-cost sibling

• Topics covered include creating a basic layout, using AutoCAD DesignCenter, drawing and editing, working with dimensions, plotting, using blocks, adding text to drawings, and drawing on the Internet

• AutoCAD is the leading CAD software for architects, engineers, and draftspeople who need to create detailed 2D and 3D technical drawings; there are more than 5 million registered AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT users

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Green Building: Your Edge in the Home Building Marketplace

Friday, August 1, 2008

By David R. Johnston, Marc Richmond, and R. David Bierman

Call Number: TH4860 .W43 2006

This video version of David Johnston’s acclaimed seminar provides practical information about building in ways that are energy-conscious, healthy and environmentally responsible. Covers: energy efficiency, resource conservation, indoor air quality, and mold and moisture management.

What’s Working was founded by David Johnston, coauthor with Kim Master of Green Remodeling: Changing the Room One World at a Time, which won a Nautilus 2005 award.

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Blip, Ping, & Buzz: Making Sense of Radar and Sonar

Monday, July 28, 2008

By Mark Denny

Call Number: TK6576 .D46 2007

With twenty years’ experience explaining technical concepts to non-experts in the radar industry, Mark Denny is the perfect guide to understanding just how remote sensing — radar or sonar — works. Weaving together interesting history and simple science, Denny reveals the world of echolocation to the curious student, technology buff, and expert alike.

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Building Robots with Lego Mindstorms NXT

Friday, July 25, 2008

by Dave Astolfo, Mario Ferrari, and Guilio Ferrari

Call Number: TJ211 .A88 2007

The Ultimate Tool for MINDSTORMS® Maniacs
The new MINDSTORMS kit has been updated to include a programming brick, USB cable, RJ11-like cables, motors, and sensors. This book updates the robotics information to be compatible with the new set and to show how sound, sight, touch, and distance issues are now dealt with.

The LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT and its predecessor, the LEGO MINDSTORMS Robotics Invention System (RIS), have been called “the most creative play system ever developed.” This book unleashes the full power and potential of the tools, sensors, and components that make up LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT. It also provides a unique insight on newer studless building techniques as well as interfacing with the traditional studded beams. Some of the world’s leading LEGO MINDSTORMS inventors share their knowledge and development secrets. You will discover an incredible range of ideas to inspire your next invention. This is the ultimate insider’s look at LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT system and is the perfect book whether you build world-class competitive robots or just like to mess around for the fun of it.

Featuring an introduction by astronaut Dan Barry and written by Dave Astolfo, Invited Member of the MINDSTORMS Developer Program and MINDSTORMS Community Partners (MCP) groups, and Mario and Guilio Ferrari, authors of the bestselling Building Robots with LEGO Mindstorms, this book covers:

Understanding LEGO Geometry
Playing with Gears
Controlling Motors
Reading Sensors
What’s New with the NXT?
Building Strategies
Programming the NXT
Playing Sounds and Music
Becoming Mobile
Getting Pumped: Pneumatics
Finding and Grabbing Objects
Doingthe Math
Knowing Where You Are
Classic Projects
Building Robots That Walk
Robotic Animals
Solving a Maze
Drawing and Writing
Racing Against Time
Hand-to-Hand Combat
Searching for Precision

• Complete coverage of the new Mindstorms NXT kit
• Brought to you by the DaVinci’s of LEGO
• Updated edition of a bestseller

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Guide to the HVAC/R Certification and Competency Tests

Friday, July 25, 2008

By Robert Featherstone and Jesse R. Riojas

Call Number: TH7015 .F43 2005

Guide to the HVAC/R Certification and Competency Tests, Second Edition, will help students and professionals prepare for any of the commonly offered exams in the industry. Containing both a review of essential concepts and procedures, along with practice questions with answers, this guide is a valuable resource in the preparation for exams offered by ARI, EPA, ACCA, RSES, and the ESCO Institute.

This new edition offers hundreds of new practice questions and reviews in the areas of hydronic heating and commercial refrigeration. Sections on system components and tools, electrical theory and application, air flow components and duct fabrication, indoor air quality, and service and troubleshooting have been updated.

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Masterpieces of Chicago Architecture

Friday, July 25, 2008

By John Zukowsky and Martha Thorne, Stanley Tigerman (Preface)

Call Number: NA735 .C4 Z8 2004

Chicago is universally recognized as the cradle of modern architecture. It is known worldwide for the development, beginning in the late 1800s, of the renowned “Chicago School” of commercial building. In the early 1900s, Chicago saw the birth of Wright’s “Prairie School” of residential design, which gave rise to the modern, open-plan house we know today. Other world-renowned architects were also based in Chicago, such as Louis Sullivan, who designed the Chicago Stock Exchange, and Daniel Burnham, architect of the famous Rookery Building of the 1890s.
The 1940s were to see the completion of Mies van der Rohe’s revolutionary Illinois Institute of Technology and his astonishing Lake Shore Drive apartment buildings. Skidmore Owings & Merrill’s landmark Inland Steel Building was finished in 1954, their John Hancock Center in 1970, and their Sears Tower in 1974. Philip Johnson and John Burgee’s 190 South LaSalle Street office tower went up in 1987.
The 200 illustrations in this volume all come from The Art Institute of Chicago’s repository of 150,000 architectural drawings, vintage photographs, models, and building fragments, which comprise one of the most important such archives. These illustrations reveal interiors and details that give us a greater appreciation of Chicago in particular and architecture in general. With its definitive text, the book is a striking record of Chicago’s great buildings and will be an important reference on the subject for years to come.

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American National Standard for Industrial Robots and Robots Systems: Safety Requirements

Friday, July 25, 2008

By Robotics Industries Association

Call Number: TS191.8 .A43 1999

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Excel Formulas and Functions for Dummies

Friday, July 25, 2008

By Ken Bluttman and Peter G. Aitken

Call Number: HF5548.4 .M523 B659 2005

This desktop reference reviews how to use the insert function dialog box and array formulas, then describes 150 built-in functions for evaluating loans and investments and working with numbers and data in Excel spreadsheets. The functions are arranged into categories, such as descriptive statistics and dates, and accompanied by a real example.

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Drawing for Designers

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

by Alan Pipes

Call Number: TS171 .P56 2007

There is a dearth of books covering drawing and product design. Drawing for Designers fills this gap, offering a comprehensive guide to drawing for product/ industrial designers and students. As well as industrial product design, the book encompasses automotive design and the design of other 3D artefacts such as jewelry and furniture.

Covering both manual and computer drawing methods, the book follows the design process: from initial concept sketches; through presentation drawings and visualizations; general arrangement and detail drafting; to fully dimensioned production drawings; and beyond to technical illustrations and exploded/assembly diagrams used for publicity and instructing the end user in the product’s assembly, operation, and maintenance. Case study spreads featuring famous designer products shown both as drawn concepts and the finished object are interspersed with the chapters. There are also several ‘how-to-do-it’ step-by-step sequences. (Description by BarnesandNobles.com)