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On the Bookshelf: Recent Books by Alumni/ae

Analyzing and Interpreting Continuous Data Using JMP
Brenda Ramirez ’88 and Jose Ramirez • SAS Press, 2009

On the Trail of Henry Hudson and Our Dutch Heritage Based on real-world applications, this step-by-step guide combines statistical instructions with a powerful and popular software platform to solve common problems in engineering and science. In the many case studies provided, the authors set up the problem, explain how the data were collected, show the analysis using JMP, interpret the output in a user-friendly way, and then draw conclusions and make recommendations.

Brenda Ramirez, M.S. ’88, is an industrial statistician with more than 15 years of experience working in the chemical and semiconductor industries.

Black Gold
Arnold Beckhardt ’44 • Outskirts Press, 2009

The PWAC Manifesto

The game is on between who has the oil and who needs the oil. Roy Neely, 65-year-old widower, ex-Air Force fighter-bomber pilot, former CIA surveillance trainer, and retired FBI psychologist, takes on a sensitive assignment: how to protect the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline. Neely accepts the challenge to protect the pipeline while struggling to find meaning in his own life after the sudden death of his wife.

Arnold Beckhardt ’44, a WWII and Air Force reserves pilot, is a retired IBM engineer who specialized in the development of military weapon systems and civilian space programs. This is his third Roy Neely novel.

The Effect of Creep
Laurence McKeen ’73 • William Andrew, 2009

The Effect of Creep

The second edition of The Effect of Creep and Other Time Related Factors on Plastics and Elastomers has been extensively revised, including a complete rebuilding of the product and company listings. It also has been reorganized from a polymer chemistry point of view. An extensive introductory chapter has been added, which summarizes the chemistry of making polymers, the formulation of plastics, creep-testing, test methods, measurements, and charts.

Laurence McKeen ’73 accumulated more than 28 years of experience in product development as a member of the DuPont Teflon Finishes Group. His latest book, Fatigue and Tribological Properties of Plastics and Elastomers, second edition, was recently released by William Andrew/Elsevier.

Fluid Web Typography
Jason Cranford Teague ’96 • New Riders, 2010

Far From Random

The type that designers use can say as much to their audience as the actual words on the page. In this book, the author shows Web designers how to apply the principles of fluid typography, Web-safe fonts, downloaded fonts, and type on images to create robust scalable designs without resorting to type in images or Adobe Flash.

Jason Cranford Teague ’96 has written more than a dozen books on digital communication, and works as the senior design manager for Marriott International. His recent book, Speaking In Styles: The Fundamentals of CSS for Web Designers, was also published by New Riders.

I Laid an Egg on Aunt Ruth’s Head
Joel Schnoor ’86 • AuthorHouse, 2009

Partial Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems with Maple

Whether she is flying a fighter jet, outwitting a dangerous bank robber, walking a tightrope with her pet elephant Binky, or traveling to 16th-century Italy in a time machine, Aunt Ruth takes the reader on one adventure after another, during which she encounters and struggles with myriad grammatical and usage difficulties with the English language.

The author uses humorous short stories to help teach and correct those tough corners of the English language.

Joel Schnoor, M.S. ’86, is a software developer by day and a writer by night. He lives in North Carolina, where he and his wife home school their four kids.

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