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Mechanical Engineering

Energy Technology & Engineering

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Mechanical Engineering

Mechanics (Mechanical Engineering) Collection

About 700 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Mechanics (Mechanical Engineering). Some books: The World of Push and Pull, The Science of Mechanics in the Middle Ages, A History of Mechanics, Introductory Mechanics, Mechanics Heat and Sound, Science Project Book of Mechanics, Intro to the Theory of Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics for Engineers, Applied Mathematics for Engineers, Wave Mechanics, Introduction to Mechanics and Heat, Understanding Basic Mechanics, many more free eBooks on Mechanical Engineering.
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Folkscanomy Engineering Collection

About 100 free online publications at the Internet Archive, assembled by ‘Folkscanomy’. Some books: Prefab Architecture: a guide to modular design, Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture, Physics for Engineers and Scientists, Valves Piping and Pipelines Handbook, Handbook of Pulping and Papermaking, Distillation Operation, Architecture Design, Extruders in Food Applications, Modern Ceramic Engineering, Process Plant Layout and Piping Design, Goodbye to the Flush Toilet, Humanure Handbook, Cement Engineers’ Handbook, Boiler Operator’s Guide, Build Your Own Waterless Composting Toilet, The Machinist Bedside Reader, Engineering Formulas, Model Engineers’ Workshop Projects, Engineering Mathematics, Textbook of Engineering Mechanics, many more free eBooks about Engineering.


Bacon, John Lord
American School of Correspondence 1909 Dewey Dec. 682

“Elementary manual giving practical instruction in iron and steel forging: contains many diagrams.
Pt 1. Materials and tools: pt 2. Typical forging operations: pt H. Miscellaneous forging processes.
A fuller work, but also elementary, is Moore’s Handbook of practical smithing and forging (Spon,
1906, 251p., $2, 7^12490) Sallows’ Blacksmiths guide (Technical press, 1907, l.r,7p., $1.50.
7-339781 is a concise, well-illustrated guide for the workman.” – A.L.A.Catalog 1904 – 1911

Engineering: An Introduction for High School

Baker, Dale, Ganesh, Tirupalavanam, others
CK-12 2018

“Introduces engineering techniques and practices to high school students. This book is designed for a broad range of student abilities and does not require significant math or science prerequisites.” – Website

Engineering of Today

Corbin, Thomas W.
Lippincott 1910 Dewey Dec. 620

Fairly full and well-illustrated popular presentation of the field of engineering, specially of those branches that are most advanced.
– – A.L.A.Catalog 1904-1911

Fundamentals of Infrastructure Management

Coffelt, Donald, Hendrickson, Chris
Independent 2017

“The text draws examples and discusses a wide variety of infrastructure systems, including roadways, telecommunications, power generation, buildings and systems of infrastructure.” -Authors

The Existential Pleasures of Engineering

Florman, Samuel C.
St. Martin’s Griffin 1996 Dewey Dec. 620

Humans have always sought to change their environment-building houses, monuments, temples, and roads. In the process, they have remade the fabric of the world into newly functional objects that are also works of art to be admired. In this second edition of his popularExistential Pleasures of Engineering, Samuel Florman explores how engineers think and feel about their profession. A deeply insightful and refreshingly unique text, this book corrects the myth that engineering is cold and passionless. Indeed, Florman celebrates engineering not only crucial and fundamental but also vital and alive; he views it as a response to some of our deepest impulses, an endeavor rich in spiritual and sensual rewards. Opposing the “anti-technology” stance, Florman gives readers a practical, creative, and even amusing philosophy of engineering that boasts of pride in his craft.

The Engineer

Hammond, John Hays
Scribner 1921 Dewey Dec. 620

“A well-written outline of the opportunities, qualifications and training of an engineer, and of the principal branches of engineering. Should be useful to high school boys thinking of going into engineering as a vocation, and to parents.”
– Standard Catalog for Public Libraries: Science and Useful Arts (1931)

Hawkins’ Mechanical Dictionary

Hawkins, Nehemiah
Audel 1909 Dewey Dec. 621

Cyclopedia of technical words, terms and phrases belonging to mechanical engineering and the mechanic arts, defined in language that may be understood by the workingman. includes biographical notes of men distinguished in the field of engineering and invention.
– – A.L.A. Catalog 1904-1911

Mechanical Movements; Powers and Devices

Hiscox, Gardner Dexter
Henley 1914 Dewey Dec. 621

Subtitle: “A treatise describing mechanical movements and devices used in constructive and operative machinery and the mechanical arts, being practically a mechanical dictionary, commencing with a rudimentary description of the early known mechanical powers and detailing the various motions, appliances and inventions used in the mechanical arts to the present time”.

The Engineer and his Profession

Kemper, John Dustin
Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1967 Dewey Dec. 620

The Mechanic Arts

MacLaurin, Richard C., ed.
Hall and Locke 1911 Dewey Dec. 680

Volume 1 in a 10-vol. series called “Vocations” edited by William DeWitt Hyde. This volume contains 3 parts; “The Engineer and the Mechanic” and “The Mechanic Arts”, and “Inventions and Inventors”; each part with about a dozen essays by different people.

Mechanics of Materials

Merriman, Mansfield
Wiley 1910 Dewey Dec. 620

Chapter headings are: 1. Elastic and Ultimate Strength, 2. Elastic and Ultimate Deformation, 3. Materials of Engineering, 4. Cases of Simple Stress, 5. General Theory of Beams, 6. Simple and Cantilever Beams, 7. Overhanging and Fixed Beams, 8. Continuous Beams, 9. Columns or Struts, 10. Torsion of Shafts, 11. Apparent Combined Stresses, 12. Compound Columns and Beams, 13. Resilience and Work, 14. Impact and Fatigue, 15. True Internal Stresses, 16. Guns and Thick Cylinders, 17. Rollers, Plates, Spheres, 18. Miscellaneous Discussions, 19. Mathematical Theory of Elasticity, Appendix, Tables

Invention by Design: How Engineers get from Thought to Thing

Petroski, Henry
Harvard University 1996 Dewey Dec. 620

Engineering entails more than knowing the way things work. What do economics and ecology, aesthetics and ethics, have to do with the shape of a paper clip, the tab of a beverage can, the cabin design of a turbojet, or the course of a river? How do the idiosyncrasies of individual engineers, companies, and communities leave their mark on projects from Velcro® to fax machines to waterworks?Invention by Design offers an insider’s look at these political and cultural dimensions of design and development, production and construction.
Readers unfamiliar with engineering will find Petroski’s enthusiasm contagious, whether the topic is the genesis of the Ziploc baggie or the averted collapse of Manhattan’s sleekest skyscraper. And those who inhabit the world of engineering will discover insights to challenge their customary perspective, whether their work involves failure analysis, systems design, or public relations. Written with the flair that readers have come to expect from his books, Invention by Design reaffirms Petroski as the master explicator of the principles and processes that turn thoughts into the many things that define our made world.

Text-book of the Principles of Machine Work

Smith, Robert Henry
Industrial education 1912 Dewey Dec. 621.7

Subtitle: “Prepared for students in technical, manual training, and trade schools, and for the apprentice in the shop. Engine and speed lathes, drilling and grinding machines, carbon and high speed steel cutting tools, measuring, turning, fitting, threading, chucking, drilling, beaming, jigs, fixtures and cylindrical grinding”.
441 illustrations
“Clear, practical guide to general machine-shop work. This and his Textbook of the elements of machine work are the first two volumes of three in a course for industrial schools.”
– – A.L.A. Catalog 1904-1911

Also see: Gibson, Charles R., The Romance of Modern Manufacture; a Popular Account of the Marvels of Manufacturing in Section 670 Manufacturing in Manufacturing, Chemicals, Textiles & Handicrafts

Energy Technology & Engineering

Energy Engineering Collection

About 330 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Energy Engineering”. Be patient as the page loads. Some books: Fundamentals of Energy Engineering, Engineering Mechanics Dynamics, Geothermal Energy and Bio-energy, Nuclear Energy, Biochemical Engineering, Atomic Energy, Principles of Solar Engineering, The Alternative Energy Handbook, Energy in a Changing Climate, Energy in the 21st Century, Solar Energy Thermal Processes, Energy from Solid Waste, Canada’s Energy Policy Options, Is the World Heading Toward an Energy Crisis?, Energy Revolution, Energy Use Worldwide, Renewable and Alternative Energy Resources, many more free eBooks on Energy Engineering.

Folkscanomy Energy & Energy Policy Collection

About 320 free online publications at the Internet Archive, assembled by ‘Folkscanomy’. Some books: Wind Electricity Generation, Solar Distillation, Biogas, Solar Photovoltaic Energy, Energy to 2050, Homemade Solar Cells, A Sailwing Windmill, Solar Hot Water Booklet, Electric Power from the Wind, Micro Hydro Electric Power, Solar Heating of Buildings and Domestic Hot Water, Solar Oven, How to Build a Fuel Cell, Solar Water Heating, The Home Built Windmills of Nebraska, Fuel Cell Handbook, Aspects of Wind Power for Irrigation, Visions of Cities toward a Low-Energy Future, many more free eBooks on Energy and Energy Policy.

Solar Energy Collection

About 170 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Solar Energy”. Some books: Renewable Resources and Alternative Technologies for Developing Countries, The Passive Solar Energy Book, Solar Energy Handbook, The Renewable Energy Handbook, Solar Living Source Book, The New Solar Home Book, Passive Solar House Book, Direct Use of the Sun’s Energy, Principles of Solar Engineering, Homeowner’s Guide to Solar Heating and Cooling, Solar Power, Solar Energy Thermal Processes, Environmental Benefits and Costs of Solar Energy, Harnessing Power from the Sun, many more free eBooks on Solar Energy.

Nuclear Energy Collection

About 220 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Nuclear Energy”. Be patient as the page loads. Some books: Explaining the Atom, The Good News About Radiation, Sourcebook on Atomic Energy, Nuclear Power, Nuclear Energy, The Pros and Cons of Nuclear Power, The Story of Nuclear Power, The Selling of Nuclear Technology in America, Everything You Wanted to Know about Nuclear Power, Understanding the Threat of Nuclear Power, The Day the Bomb Fell on America, Fission Fusion and the Energy Crisis, Nuclear Power in India, The Arguments Against Nuclear Power, Brighter than a Thousand Suns, many more eBooks on Nuclear Energy.

Reflections on the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident: Toward Social-Scientific Literacy and Engineering Resilience

Ahn, Joonhong et al.
Springer Open 2015 Dewey Dec. 621

Consists of lectures given in 2011 and additional chapters that cover developments in the past three years since the accident. “It provides an arena for discussions to find and create a renewed platform for engineering practices, and thus nuclear engineering education, which are essential in the post-Fukushima era for nurturing nuclear engineers who need to be both technically competent and trusted in society.”

Wind Power Basics: A Green Energy Guide

Chiras, Dan
New Society 2010 Dewey Dec. 621

Wind energy is the fastest growing source of energy in the world, and by the year 2020 it is projected to supply at least 12 percent of global electrical demand.
Wind Power Basics provides a clear understanding of wind and wind energy systems, including turbines, towers, inverters and batteries, site assessment, installation, and maintenance requirements.
Whether you’re considering your own small-scale wind energy system or just want a straightforward, detailed introduction to the benefits and challenges of this rapidly emerging technology, Wind Power Basics is the guide you need.
Topics: wind, energy, turbine, tower, electricity, turbines, power, battery, batteries, electrical, wind energy, wind turbine, wind power, wind turbines, power basics, renewable energy, small wind, wind speed, wind system, wind site.

Wind Power

Fitzgerald, Stephanie
Infobase 2010 Dewey Dec. 621

From windmills used in the past to giant wind turbines that dot the landscape today, wind power has always been a prevalent, if intermittent, source of energy. Wind Power discusses the benefits of harnessing the wind for everyday use and its future as a renewable source of energy.
Topics: wind, energy, power, turbines, electricity, fossil, turbine, fuels, blades, windmills, wind power, wind energy, fossil fuels, wind turbines, wind farms, wind farm, carbon dioxide, wind turbine, wind industry, renewable energy

Final Warning: The Legacy of Chernobyl

Gale, Robert P. and Hauser, Thomas
Warner 1988 Dewey Dec. 621

A doctor at the site of the explosion of the Unit 4 nuclear reactor at Chernobyl discusses the tragedy, the diseases it will trigger, the environmental damage caused on a global scale and the hope it offers for a safer world.

The Necessity for Nuclear Power

Greenhalgh, Geoffrey
Graham & Trotman 1980 Dewey Dec. 621

“…Vital topics discussed include methods of power generation, nuclear safeguards, waste disposal, the Three Mile Island incident and opposition to nuclear power. Each topic is considered in relation to developing countries and communist states as well as the USA and Western Europe”

Domestic Solar Energy: A Guide for the Home Owner

Harper, Gavin D.J.
Ramsbury 2008 Dewey Dec. 621

Domestic Solar Energy is brimming with advice and information that will be of value to all those who are interested in making the optimum use of solar energy in the home. The author considers the impact of global warming and the international energy crisis before explaining how the home owner can evaluate the energy performance of his, or her, house and make better use of natural lighting. All aspects are covered of the installation of photovoltaic cells to a residential property using solar power to produce domestic electricity and to heat water. The costs are calculated and the benefits of installing a solar energy system are assessed. This is essential reading for all those who wish to take advantage of free, environmentally-friendly solar energy, reduce their energy bills in the long run and help the environment.

Energy Alternatives: Opposing Viewpoints

Haugen, David M., ed.
Greenhaven 2010 Dewey Dec. 621

Explores the topics relating to alternative sources of energy by presenting varied expert opinions that examine many of the different aspects that comprise these issues. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications.

Nuclear Power: The Study of Quarks and Sparks

Kidd, J.S. and Kidd, Renee A.
Facts on File 2006 Dewey Dec. 621

Earth, the Sequel: The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming

Krupp, Fred and Horn, Miriam
Norton 2008 Dewey Dec. 621

Krupp, longtime president of the Environmental Defense Fund, and Horn present a stirring and hopeful call to arms as they feature the bold innovators and investors who are reinventing energy and the ways we use it. How to harness the great forces of capitalism to save the world from catastrophe.
The forecasts are grim and time is running out, but that’s not the end of the story. In this book, Fred Krupp, longtime president of Environmental Defense Fund, brings a surprisingly hopeful message: We can solve global warming. And in doing so, we will build the new industries, jobs, and fortunes of the twenty-first century.In these pages the reader will encounter the bold innovators and investors who are reinventing energy and the ways we use it. These entrepreneurs are poised to remake the world’s biggest business and save the planet—if America’s political leaders give them a fair chance to compete.
A new industrial revolution — Harnessing the sun, part I — Harnessing the sun, part II — Fuels from living creatures — New sources of biofuels — Ocean energy — Power from the earth — Reconsidering coal — Today’s solutions — A world of possibility.

Sustainable Energy – Without the Hot Air

MacKay, David J. C.
CK-12 2016

Addressing the sustainable energy crisis in an objective manner, this enlightening book analyzes the relevant numbers and organizes a plan for change on both a personal level and an international scale–for Europe, the United States, and the world. In case study format, this informative reference answers questions surrounding nuclear energy, the potential of sustainable fossil fuels, and the possibilities of sharing renewable power with foreign countries.
While underlining the difficulty of minimizing consumption, the tone remains positive as it debunks misinformation and clearly explains the calculations of expenditure per person to encourage people to make individual changes that will benefit the world at large.
If you’ve thrown your hands up in despair thinking no solution is possible, then read this book – it’s an honest, realistic, and humorous discussion of all our energy options.

How to Solar Power Your Home: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

Maeda, Martha
Atlantic 2011 Dewey Dec. 621

“This book will guide anyone interested in the process of installing and utilizing solar power for their home in the process of searching for, buying, or building their own solar power system. Learn how solar power and other alternative energy sources can help to save the world regardless of the cost and how you can start surveying your own energy use and efficiency. Learn how you can start making basic adjustments to become more efficient and how solar power can help you before you start any major projects.”

Nuclear Power in Industry; A Guide for Tradesmen and Technicians

Meyer, Leo A.
American Technical Society 1974 Dewey Dec. 621

State of the Art of Nuclear Power Plant Construction

Parsons, Robert C.
Pennsylvania State Univ. 1976 Dewey Dec. 621

Energy Alternatives

Povey, Karen D.
Thomson Gale 2007 Dewey Dec. 621

Commonly known alternative energy sources include hydroelectric energy, solar energy, wind energy, biomass energy, geothermal energy, and tidal power. According to the U.S. Energy Administration, alternative fuel vehicles have decreased since 2003, however, buses utilizing alternative fuel have steadily increased since that time: from 9,000 in 2003 to 12,000 today. This accessible and timely edition examines the problems caused by the use of traditional fossil fuels and looks at alternatives such wind, solar, and nuclear energy. Its visually appealing presentation and compelling examples provide context and prompt readers to think critically about the future of alternative energy.
Chapters: In pursuit of energy alternatives — Alternative vehicle fuels — What is the potential of solar power? — Harnessing energy from the earth : wind, wave, and geothermal power — The nuclear option — The future of alternative energy.

Alternative Energy: Beyond Fossil Fuels

Rau, Dana Meachen
Compass Point 2010 Dewey Dec. 621

We rely on energy to fuel our activities, but fossil fuels cause pollution. And their supply is running out. What can you do? Alternative energy sources such as water, wind, and sun provide a promising and environmentally friendly solution to our looming energy crisis. And simply conserving energy can help your family save money while protecting the planet. Join the Green Generation. Together we can make a world of difference.
Chapters: Running on empty — Solar energy: living off the grid — Wind energy: old MacDonald had a turbine — Geothermal energy: Earth working for us — Hydro energy: going with the flow — Biomass energy: moving toward change — Saving energy is a solution, too!

Turning the Corner: Energy Solutions for the 21st Century

Riley, Dohn
Alternative Energy Institute 2001 Dewey Dec. 621

Solar Power

Rooney, Anne
Gareth Stevens 2008 Dewey Dec. 621

Key features:
– Text correlated to the middle school science curriculum and developed in consultation with a science curriculum consultant
– Clear explanations of key energy concepts
– Descriptions of cutting-edge developments in energy production
– Discussions of how each energy source affects global warming
– A wealth of diagrams that enhance understanding
– A glossary of scientific terms

The Dirty Energy Dilemma: What’s Blocking Clean Power in the United States

Sovacool, Benjamin K.
Praeger 2008 Dewey Dec. 621

The American electric utility system is quietly falling apart. Once taken for granted, the industry has become increasingly unstable, fragmented, unreliable, insecure, inefficient, expensive, and harmful to our environment and public health. According to Sovacool, the fix for this ugly array of problems lies not in nuclear power or clean coal, but in renewable energy systems that produce few harmful byproducts, relieve congestion on the transmission grid, require less maintenance, are not subject to price volatility, and enhance the security of the national energy system from natural catastrophe, terrorist attack, and dependence on supply from hostile and unstable regions of the world. Here arises The Dirty Energy Dilemma: If renewable energy systems deliver such impressive benefits, why are they languishing at the margins of the American energy portfolio? And why does the United States lag so far behind Europe, where conversion to renewable energy systems has already taken off in a big way?

Wind and Water

Tabak, John
Facts on File 2009 Dewey Dec. 621

Wind and Water describes conventional hydropower, or wind power, and some of the newer technologies (with less certain futures) that are being introduced to harness the power of ocean currents, ocean waves, and the temperature difference between the upper and lower layers of the ocean. The strengths and limitations of each technology are discussed as well as mathematical models that describe the maximum amount of energy that can be harnessed by such devices. This comprehensive new volume also examines how these power producers benefit from government support and the economics of operating these types of generating stations. An interview with Dr. Stan Bull, former associate director for science and technology at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, is included in which he shares his views about how scientific research is—and should be—managed, nurtured, and evaluated.

Harnessing Power from the Sun

Walker, Niki
Paw Prints 2007 Dewey Dec. 621

The oldest and most important source of power for our planet is the Sun. This amazing new book explains why solar power is becoming a very real replacement for our current energy sources. Detailed images feature different types of solar collectors, solar thermal plants, and solar cells, and help explain how they are used. Special case studies identify areas where solar power is already in use around the world.
Contents: Energy in our lives — Energy challenge — The sun’s energy — Let the sun shine in — Catching the heat — Solar power plants — Solar cells — Smart solar designs — Solar power history — Solar power limits — Making the change

Hydrogen: Running on Water

Walker, Niki
Crabtree 2007 Dewey Dec. 621

While it may not be as simple as pouring water into a gas tank, water, or at least the hydrogen that makes up water, will one day become a significant source of energy. In this important new book, children will discover not only what hydrogen is, but also how this simple element can create clean energy. What fascinating technologies await its future?
Chapters: Everyday energy — Time for change — What is hydrogen? — Freeing hydrogen — Storing power — Fuel cells — On the road — Hydrogen’s history — Obstacles — Making the change — Timeline — Glossary

Chernobyl, the Forbidden Truth

Yaroshinska, Alla
University of Nebraska 1995 Dewey Dec. 621

In this impassioned, shocking, and deeply personal story, Alla Yaroshinskaya, then a journalist from Zhitomir, Ukraine, near the Chernobyl power station, describes the 1986 Chernobyl disaster and the bureaucratic and scientific corruption surrounding it. Despite the government’s official silence, news and panic spread throughout the USSR and Europe after the horrific accident. Like others, Yaroshinskaya initially fled with her family in hopes of escaping the danger from radioactive fallout that exceeded that of Hiroshima by three hundred times. When she returned home, she discovered that people in highly contaminated areas were being resettled in ones barely less contaminated, that their serious health problems were officially denied, and that people had to eat locally grown contaminated food.

Steam Power Engineering Collection

Numerous free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Steam Engineering”. Some books: The Golden Age of Steam, Stationary Engineering, Steam and Gas Engineering, Classic Steam Trains, Steam Power in Agriculture, Introduction to Marine Engineering, Boiler Operation Engineering: questions and answers, An Illustrated History of the World’s Steam Age, Steam Air and Gas Power, Careers in Power Engineering and Boiler Operations, many more free eBooks on Steam Engineering.

The Steam Engine. A Concise Treatise for Students and Engineers.

Benjamin, Charles Henry
Technical press 1909 Dewey Dec. 621.1

States clearly elementary principles and discusses their application in design, and describes construction and operation of modern reciprocating engines. Accurate, well arranged and only moderately technical.
– – A.L.A. Catalog 1904-1911

Steam Boilers

Croft, Terrell
McGraw-Hill 1922 Dewey Dec. 621.1

“Deals with the steam boiler and its accessories in an elementary manner.”
“The drawings are line blocks, without any of those illegible useless abominations known as publishers’ blocks or catalogue cuts. They are really elucidative of the text, and the whole work is the clearest exposition of steam boilers that we have seen. To the engineer it forms a necessity, not merely a want.”
– Standard Catalog for Public Libraries: Science and Useful Arts (1931)

Steam-engine Principles and Practice

Croft, Terrell, ed.
McGraw-Hill 1922 Dewey Dec. 621.1

“A good home study book addressed to the operating engineer or power plant superintendent and designed ‘to supply such information as will enable the reader to wisely select, operate, care for, and repair steam engines and to make a study of and where possible improve their economy.’ Questions and problems accompany each of the 16 divisions, and solutions of the problems are added in an appendix. Illustrated with 548 line drawings made for the work.”
– Standard Catalog for Public Libraries: Science and Useful Arts (1931)

Story of the Engine from Lever to Liberty Motor

Decker, Wilbur F.
Scribner 1920 Dewey Dec. 621.1

“Readable, nontechnical explanation of the basic principles of mechanics and the historical development and present forms of the best types of engines. Well suited to the lay reader or high school pupil. Numerous diagrams.”
– Standard Catalog for Public Libraries: Science and Useful Arts (1931)

Locomotive Catechism

Grimshaw, Robert
Henley 1905 Dewey Dec. 621.1

Subtitle: “A complete treatise on the locomotive, containing 1,600 questions and their answers, covering the design, construction, repair and running of all kinds of locomotive, being intended as examination questions for engineers, firemen, and all other railroad men.”

Steam-Plant Operation

Woodruff, Everett B. et al.
McGraw-Hill 1984 Dewey Dec. 621.1

For more than 80 years, Steam Plant Operation has been an unmatched source of information on steam power plants, including design, operation, and maintenance. This trusted classic discusses the important role that steam plays in our power production and identifies the associated risks and potential problems of other energy sources. You will find concise explanations of key concepts, from fundamentals through design and operation. For energy students, Steam Plant Operation provides a solid introduction to steam power plant technology.
This practical guide includes common power plant calculations such as plant heat rate, boiler efficiency, pump performance, combustion processes, and explains the systems necessary to control plant emissions. Numerous illustrations and clear presentation of the material will prove invaluable for those preparing for an operator’s license exam.

Electric Engineering Collection

About 200 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Electric Engineering”. Some books: Principles of Electric Utility Engineering, Engineering Physics, Electric Circuits, Electric Power Plant Engineering, Electric Railways 1880-1990, Electric Fuses, Electrical Engineering textbooks, Electric Circuit Analysis, Complete Book of Electric Vehicles, Electric Transmission and Distribution, The Story of the General Engineering Laboratory of the General Electric Company, Modern Power Plant Engineering, Engineering Network Analysis, Reinventing Electric Utilities, Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America, many more free eBooks on Electric Engineering.

Electrical Engineering Collection

About 200 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Electrical Engineering. Some books: 2010 National Electrical Estimator, Questions and Answers for Electricians, Problems in Electrical Engineering, Electricity and Electronics, Electrician’s Exam Preparation Guide, Journeyman Electrician’s Exam Workbook, Electronics, Industrial Electricity and Electronics, Electricity: direct and alternating current, Electrical Fixtures Wiring and Appliances, Electrical Fundamentals, many more free eBooks on Electrical Engineering.

Electronics Collection

About 750 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Electronics. Some books: Digital Circuits, Electronics textbooks, Encyclopedia of Electronics for Technicians and Hobbyists, Electronics for Electricians, 49 Electronic 6-volt projects, How to Read Schematics, Mastering Electronics, Basic Electronics Theory, Mathematics for Electronics, Electronics for Young People, What is Electronic Communication, Concepts of Electronics, Intro to Physical Electronics, Electronics Technology: devices and circuits, Digital Electronics, many more free eBooks on Electronics.

Electronics Collection

Internet Archive

Collection of 80+ books related to Electronics, free and online, at the Internet Archive. Some books: Electricity and Magnetism, Intro to Switching Theory & Logical Design, Computer Logic Design, Practical Physics, Radio Designers Handbook, Communication Engineering, Modern Electromagnetic Fields, Vacuum Tube Amplifiers, Understanding and Using the Oscilloscope, Software Design for Microprocessors, Electromagnetic Theory for Engineers and Scientists, Intro to Lasers and masers, Pulse and Logic Circuits, many more free eBooks on Electronics.

Electricity in Your Life

Adler, Irving
John Day 1965 Dewey Dec. 621.3

“An illustrated introduction to the many facets and functions of electricity as we encounter it in daily activity.”

Electric Railway Transportation

Blake, Henry W. and Jackson, Walter
McGraw-Hill 1917 Dewey Dec. 621.3

“Few, if any, of the many books on electric railways deal with the transportation methods and practices in such details as this one. Consequently, its field of interest extends beyond that of the engineers interested in the design of electric railway equipment to that of all engineers who have anything to do with electric railways.”
– Standard Catalog for Public Libraries: Science and Useful Arts (1931)

Electric Railway Engineering

Harding, C. Francis and Ewing, Dressel D
McGraw-Hill 1916 Dewey Dec. 621.3

“Designed as a college text and as an electrical railway instruction and reference book. Authors are [1926] respectively professor, electrical engineering and professor, electric railway engineering, Purdue University.”
– Standard Catalog for Public Libraries: Science and Useful Arts (1931)

The Home Owner Handbook of Electrical Repairs

Hertzberg, Robert E.
Bounty 1974 Dewey Dec. 621.3

Wiring 1-2-3: Install, Upgrade, Repair, and Maintain your Home’s Electrical System

Home Depot Books
Meredith 2000 Dewey Dec. 621.3

This comprehensive resource will help homeowners of all skill levels learn to install, upgrade, repair, and maintain their home’s electrical system. It includes up-to-date information on such topics as replacing a switch and upgrading the system in an older home. 600+ photos.
Topics: Electrical, House & Home / Electrical, Amateurs’ manuals, Electric wiring, Upgrading & repair of home wiring, Maintaining home wiring, Home Electrical System, Installing home wiring

Electric Motors and Motor Controls

Keljik, Jeff
Delmar 1995 Dewey Dec. 621.3

This book is designed for the electrical professional who needs to know motor control from the practical viewpoint. It is designed to introduce basic controls then build to the more complex controls for various motors and various applications. It is designed for a troubleshooter who needs to know not only modern controls but older controls that are still in use. The HOW and WHY controls are designed to perform the desired operations are important concepts to be understood. Along with motor controls of all types, motors are analyzed to provide the reader with the proper application for a particular need. Matching system needs with motor characteristics and capabilities is easier with foundational knowledge of motor theory. Use of the National Electrical Code is used to acquaint readers with how to install and maintain motor systems.

Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering I

Johnson, Don
OpenStax Textbooks

“Power creation and transmission and information have been the underlying themes of electrical engineering for a century and a half. This course concentrates on the latter theme: the representation, manipulation, transmission, and reception of information by electrical means. This course describes what information is, how engineers quantify information, and how electrical signals represent information.” – Book Introduction

Superpower; its Genesis and Future

Murray, William Spencer
McGraw-Hill 1925 Dewey Dec. 621.3

Chapter headings are: 1. Power, 2. The Birth of Electric Utilities, 3. Ownership of Utilities, 4. Political Ownership, 5. The Superpower Survey, 6. What has been Done, 7. Railroad Electrification, 8. Superpower and Interstate Relations, 9. Superpower and the Interstate Commerce Commission, 10. Public Service Commissions, 11. Federal Power Commission, 12. Financing Superpower, 13. The Field of Superpower and Economic Studies, 14. Process Fuels and Pulverized Coal, 15. Collateral Facts and Conclusions

Handbook for Electrical Engineers; A Reference Book for Practicing Engineers and Students of Engineering

Pender, Harold and Del Mar, William Arthur, eds.
Wiley 1922 Dewey Dec. 621.3

“A valuable, comprehensive reference book. Arranged alphabetically; each subject by a specialist. Bibliography at end of each article.”
– Standard Catalog for Public Libraries: Science and Useful Arts (1931)

How to Make and Use Electric Motors

Renner, Al G.
Putnam 1974 Dewey Dec. 621.3

Text and diagrams give instructions for building the mini, midi, and maxi motors and for performing various experiments

Electric Power Plant Engineering

Weingreen, Joshua
McGraw 1922 Dewey Dec. 621.3

“A standard work on electric central station and sub-station engineering. Plans and descriptions of typical central stations and sub-stations are included. An appendix contains useful tables.”
– Standard Catalog for Public Libraries: Science and Useful Arts (1931)

Home Wiring from Start to Finish

Wood, Robert W.
Tab 1990 Dewey Dec. 621.3

Reviews basic concepts in electricity, explains how to plan circuits, and covers service panels, outlets, individual appliance circuits, light fixtures, and basic repairs.


Angelo, Joseph A.
Facts on File 2006 Dewey Dec. 621.4

Contains essays that examine significant people, events, discoveries, collaborations, and experiments related to the development and use of rockets, and includes an extensive chronology, photographs and illustrations, and a glossary. From fire arrows to Mars missions — Rocket propulsion fundamentals — Pioneering rocket planes — Military missiles and rockets — Space launch vehicles — Launch sites — Upper-stage rockets and orbital transfer vehicles — Sounding rockets — Nuclear rockets to Mars and beyond — Electric propulsion for deep-space missions — Advanced propulsion systems for the 21st century — Interstellar probes and starships — Conclusion — Chronology — Glossary — Further reading

Diesel Engine Manual

Black, O. Perry
Audel 1981 Dewey Dec. 621.4

Discusses the theoretical and practical aspects of the diesel engine while examining the maintenance and operation of the many types in use today.

Lift-off; The Story of Rocket Power

Coombs, Charles I.
Morrow 1963 Dewey Dec. 621.4

Gas, Gasoline and Oil-Engines, Including Producer-Gas Plants

Hiscox, Garner Dexter
Henley 1906 Dewey Dec. 621.4

Subtitle: “A new, complete, and practical work on gas, gasoline, kerosene, and crude petroleum oil-engines, including producer-gas plants for gas-engine owners, gas engineers, and intending purchasers of gas-engines, fully describing and illustrating the theory, design, construction and management of the explosive motor for stationary, marine, and vehicle motor power”.
351 illustrations
“Non-mathematical descriptions of most American types. This edition contains new matter on marine engines and motors, and new illustrations. Very popular with operators. The two volumes in the international Library of Technology (93-94) are among the best on practical operation.”
– – A.L.A. Catalog 1904-1911

Chilton’s Guide to Small Engine Repair

Rivele, Richard J.
Chilton 1994 Dewey Dec. 621.4

Chilton’s Small engine Repair Manual covers all phases of ownership concerning popular gasoline engines up to and including 20 horsepower. All aspects of care and repair are covered. Routine care and maintenance, both short and long term storage, operation and precautions are detailed. When problems are suspected, detailed troubleshooting is given. When the problem is pinpointed, easy-to-read repair procedures are outlined, from parts replacement and adjustment, to complete overhaul. Procedures are accompanied by helpful illustrations. So, if you own equipment powered by Briggs & Stratton, Kawasaki, Kohler or Tecumseh, this book is a valuable addition to your tool box. Briggs & Stratton 1970-92, 2-20 HP models Kawasaki FC series and KF200 series Kohler K-series 1970-92 4-stroke models, Command 5-14 HP and Magnum models Tecumseh 2-stroke 2-12 HP, 4-stroke 2-20 HP and Vector models.

The Lady Mechanic’s Total Car Care for the Clueless

Volpe, Ren
St. Martin’s Griffin 1998 Dewey Dec. 621.4

A humorous and unique guide for car owners everywhere who shiver at the thought of looking under the hood provides accessible information on lights, leaks, noises, and smells; finding a reliable mechanic; purchasing a car; and more.

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