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Recent Books by Alumni Authors

Design of Automatic Machinery

Design of Automatic Machinery
Stephen Derby ’76
Marcel Dekker, 2004

Examining options for the practical design of an automated process, this reference provides knowledge to design a new automatic machine or write specifications for a machine to perform an automated process, focusing on the many existing automation concepts used in recent history and showcasing the automation experiences and recommendations of the author and his associates.

Stephen Derby ’76 is associate professor of mechanical, aerospace, and nuclear engineering and co-director of the Flexible Manufacturing Center at Rensselaer.




The Everything Travel Crosswords Book

The Everything Travel Crosswords Book
Douglas Fink ’87
Adams Media Corp., 2005

The Everything Travel Crosswords Book is the third crossword puzzle book created by Douglas Fink. It follows The Everything Easy Crossword Puzzle Book and The Everything Challenging Crosswords Book.

Douglas Fink ’87 worked at Penny Press for more than 10 years, where he automated the puzzle creation and typesetting processes. He won a GAMES Magazine palindrome contest with the following entry: “Lisa Bonet ate no basil.”




Spring Into Technical Writing

Spring Into Technical Writing
Barry Rosenberg ’81
Addison-Wesley Professional, 2005

Spring Into Technical Writing for Engineers and Scientists provides technical professionals with advice on how to clearly communicate technical ideas to any audience — technical or nontechnical — and motivate them to act. Through more than 175 short tutorials, readers will find examples and instructions for writing everything from manuals, proposals, and lab reports to Web content and technical presentations.

Barry Rosenberg ’81 is the documentation manager at 170 Systems and author of more than 60 corporate technical manuals, primarily on programming. He has taught everything from high school physics to weeklong corporate seminars on data structures.




Welding Metallurgy and Weldability of Stainless Steels

Welding Metallurgy and Weldability of Stainless Steels
John Lippold ’73 and Damian Kotecki
Wiley Interscience, 2005

This book offers an up-to-date and comprehensive treatment of welding metallurgy and weldability issues associated with stainless steel. The authors emphasize fundamental metallurgical principles governing microstructure evolution and property development of stainless steels, including martensitic, ferric, austenitic, duplex, and precipitation hardening grades. They present the history, evolution, and primary uses of each stainless steel, including detailed descriptions of the associated weldability issues.

John Lippold ’73 is a professor in the Welding Engineering Program at Ohio State University and leader of the Welding and Joining Metallurgy Group.




Freedom From Want: The Human Right to Adequate Food

Freedom From Want: The Human Right to Adequate Food
George Kent ’60
Georgetown University Press, 2005

George Kent sees hunger as a deeply political problem. Too many people do not have adequate control over local resources and cannot create the circumstances that would allow them to do meaningful, productive work and provide for themselves. In Freedom From Want, he argues that the real solution lies in empowering the poor, and that the human right to an adequate livelihood, including the human right to adequate food, needs to be implemented worldwide in a systematic way.

George Kent ’60 is a professor of political science at the University of Hawaii.




Basic Orthopaedic Biomechanics and Mechano-Biology

Basic Orthopaedic Biomechanics and Mechano-Biology
Van C. Mow ’62 and Rik Huiskes
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2004

This third edition of Basic Orthopaedic Biomechanics and Mechano-Biology has been completely revised to reflect the rapid strides in orthopaedic biomechanics. It includes several new chapters, including a brief history reflecting the more than 50 years of advances in the field after the first successful

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