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A concise, all-purpose reference featuring hundreds of tables, maps, formulas, constants & conversions -- from physical properties of air to wood screw specifications to electrode amperages. Fully indexed, it still fits in your shirt pocket!
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Overview

A concise, all-purpose reference featuring hundreds of tables, maps, formulas, constants & conversions -- from physical properties of air to wood screw specifications to electrode amperages. Fully indexed, it still fits in your shirt pocket!
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Packed with info on air and gases, autos, glue, paints, plumbing, metals, weights of materials, surveying, conversion tables, etc... to capacity of various batteries to areas of regular polygons to geochemical detection limits to elemental composition of the human body to phone numbers for lost credit cards to major world airports... it's wonderful. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781885071620
  • Publisher: Sequoia Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2010
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 864
  • Sales rank: 58,788
  • Product dimensions: 3.20 (w) x 5.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

  • Preface and Personal Information Intro Trade Names, Trade Marks, and References
  • Air and Gases
  • Composition of Air
  • Physical Properties of Air
  • Densities of Gases
  • Standard Atmosphere Definition
  • General Gas Laws & Formulas
  • Density of Moist Air
  • Elevation vs. Air & Water Properties
  • Dry Air Specific Heat & Sound Velocity at 1 Atmosphere for Various Temperatures
  • Dry Air Specific Heat at 20°C Constant Temperature and Various Pressures
  • Air Tool CFM & PSI Requirements
  • CFM vs. PSI for Various Nozzle Sizes
  • Air Hose Friction & Pressure Loss
  • Air Line Recommended Sizes
  • Air Receiver Capacities
  • Air Pollution Safe Limits
  • Automotive
  • Antifreeze Table
  • Spark Plug Spark Plug
  • Lead-Acid Battery Specific Gravity/Charge
  • Oil Viscosity vs. Temperature
  • Auto Headlight Warning
  • Automotive Air Conditioning
  • Automotive Electric Wiring
  • Tire Size vs. Load Rating
  • Tire Manufacturer Codes
  • Tire Size Coding
  • Load Range vs. Ply Rating
  • Automotive Formulas
  • Carpentry and Construction
  • Softwood Lumber Sizes
  • Softwood Lumber Grading
  • Hardwood Lumber Size and Grade
  • Wood Moisture Content
  • Plywood & Panel Grading
  • Wood Characteristics
  • Insulation Value of Materials
  • Maximum Floor Joist Spans
  • Douglas Fir - Larch Group
  • Hemlock,-Fir Group
  • Spruce- Ping Group
  • Southern Pine Group
  • Redwood Group
  • Strength of Wood Beams
  • Wood Gluing Characteristics
  • Concrete
  • Mortar
  • Chemistry and Physics
  • Element Tables
  • Element Properties
  • Periodic Table of the Elements
  • pH of Common Acids
  • pH of Common Bases
  • pH Indicators
  • Elementary Particles
  • Radioisotope Half Lives
  • Uranium-238 Decay Series
  • Galvanic Series of Metals in Seawater
  • Computers
  • Computer ASCII Codes
  • IBM PC Memory Map
  • IBM PC Hardware Interrupts
  • Serial Ports
  • DMA Channels
  • Megabytes and Kilobytes
  • Constants- Physical, Chemical and Math
  • Electrical- Wire, Motors and Frames
  • Copper Wire Current Capacity
  • Ampacity vs. Temperature Correction
  • Copper Wire Current Capacity (3 wire)
  • Standard Lamp & Extension Cord Current Capacities
  • Aluminum Wire Amp Capacity
  • Ampacity vs. Temp. Correction (Al)
  • Aluminum Wire Amp Capacity (3 wire)
  • Current Adjustment for more than 3 Wires in a Cable
  • Copper Wire Resistance
  • Standard Copper Wire Specs
  • Wire Classes & Insulation
  • Standard Wire Color Codes
  • Wire Size vs. Voltage Drop
  • Conduit Size vs. Wire Size
  • Box Size vs. Number of Wires
  • Average Electric Motor Specs
  • NEMA Electric Motor Frames
  • NEMA Electric Enclosure Types
  • DC Motor Wiring Specs
  • 3 Phase Electric Motor Specs
  • HP vs. Torque vs. RPM for Motors
  • Electronics
  • Resistor Color Codes
  • Resistor Standard Values
  • Capacitor Color Codes
  • Capacitor Standard Values
  • Pilot Lamp Specs
  • Fuses- Small Tube Type
  • Battery Characteristics
  • Batteries - Standard Sizes
  • RF Coil Winding Data
  • Wire Size vs. Number of Turns/Inch
  • Decibels vs. Voltage & Power Ratios
  • Formulas for Electricity
  • General Information
  • Holidays
  • Season & Clock Dates
  • Signs of the zodiac
  • Flowers for each Month
  • Birthstones
  • Anniversary Names
  • Paper Sizes
  • English - Greek Alphabet
  • Radio Alphabet
  • Morse Code
  • "Ten" Radio Codes
  • Military Rank and Grade
  • State Information
  • Climate Data in U.S. Cities
  • Time Zones in the US
  • Time Zones in the World
  • Telephone Area Codes by Location
  • Telephone Area Codes by Area Code
  • Major World Airports & Elevations Airline Two-Letter Codes
  • Airports in the USA with Elevation, Codes City Populations and Airport Name
  • Major World Airports & Elevations
  • Airline Two Letter Codes
  • Airline 1-800 Phone Numbers
  • Lost Credit Card Phone Numbers
  • General Science
  • Temperature Conversions °F-°C
  • Sound Intensities
  • Human Body Composition
  • Body Weight vs. Height
  • Physical Growth % - Boys
  • Physical Growth %$- Girls
  • Acceleration Due to Gravity
  • Beaufort Wind Strength Scale
  • Wind Chill Factors
  • Heat - Humidity Factors
  • Firewood/Fuel Heat Comparisons
  • Frequency Spectrum
  • Sun and Planetary Data
  • Geology
  • Mineral Table Abbreviations
  • Mineral Tables
  • Element to Oxide Conversions
  • Minerals Sorted by Density
  • Minerals Sorted by Hardness
  • Metal Content of Minerals
  • Distinct Color Minerals
  • Mineral Crystal System
  • Minor Elements in Sedimentary Rocks
  • Minor Elements in Igneous Rocks
  • Igneous Rock Classification
  • Igneous Rock Classes by Color
  • Sedimentary Rock Classes
  • Metamorphic Rock Classes
  • Geochemical Lower Detection Limits
  • Mohn Scale of Hardness
  • Particle Size Descriptions
  • Richter & Mercali Earthquake Scales
  • Core Drill Specs
  • Geologic Time Scale
  • Glue, Solvents, Paints and Finishes
  • Glue Types and Applications
  • Common Solvents
  • Paints and Finishes
  • Hardware
  • Bolt Torque Specs (Inch)
  • Effect of Lubrication on Torque Rating
  • Bolt Torque Specs (Metric)
  • Bolt Torque Specs (Whitworth Std)
  • Wood Screw Specifications
  • Wood Screw Number vs. Screw Length
  • Sheet Metal Screw Specs
  • Pictures of Screw Heads
  • Cable Clamps for wire Rope
  • Nails
  • Pictures of Nail Types
  • Math
  • Numeric Prefixes
  • Roman Numerals
  • Convert Inch-Foot-mm-Drill #
  • Squares, Cubes and Roots
  • Degrees, Radians, and Trig Functions
  • Log, Log e, Circumference, & Circle Area
  • Right Triangle Formulas
  • Oblique Triangle Formulas
  • Plane Figure Formulas
  • Solid Figure Formulas
  • Mine, Mill and Aggregate
  • Standard Sieve Series
  • Mineral Dressing Sizing Scale
  • Stockpile Volume and Weight
  • Material Dumping Angles
  • Rock Bulking Factors
  • Length of Conveyor Belt in a Roll
  • Conveyor Slope Angle Maximums
  • Conveyor Capacities
  • Conveyor Horsepower vs. Load
  • Jaw Crusher Horsepower vs. Tons/Hour
  • Money
  • Currency Exchange Rates
  • Discount Factors for Net Present Value
  • Simple Interest
  • Compound Interest
  • Numbered Days of the Year
  • Plumbing and Pipe
  • Copper Pipe and Tubing
  • Plastic Pipe
  • Steel Pipe
  • Steel Pipe Formulas
  • Steel Pipe - Pressure Ratings of Sch 40
  • Rope, Cable and Chain
  • Rope (poly, nylon, manila)
  • Wire Rope
  • Chain
  • Feet of Cable or Rope on a Reel
  • Pull Angle vs. Strength Loss
  • Steel and Metals
  • Steel Wire Gauges
  • Steel Sheet Gauges
  • Steel Plate Sizes
  • Wire and Sheet Specifications
  • Channel Steel
  • Angle Steel
  • Tee Steel
  • Round Bar Steel
  • Square Bar Steel
  • Hexagonal Bar Steel
  • Octagonal Bar Steel
  • Flat Steel
  • Square Steel Tubing
  • Rectangular Steel Tubing
  • Round Steel Tubing
  • Aluminum Types
  • Surveying and Mapping
  • Percent Grade to Degrees
  • Stadia Table
  • Formulas to Create Stadia Table
  • Mapping Scales and Areas
  • Apparent Dip Table
  • Three Point Problem
  • Magnetic Declination Map
  • Tools
  • American National Taps and Dies
  • Metric Taps and Dies
  • British Taps and Dies
  • British Association Standard Thread
  • American Standard Taper Pipe Thread
  • American Standard Straight Pipe Thread
  • Water Weights and Properties of Materials
  • Friction Loss in Various Pipe
  • Friction Loss Tables
  • Friction Loss in Fittings
  • Suction, Head & Vapor Press vs. Altitude
  • Horizontal Pipe Discharge
  • Nozzle Discharge
  • Vertical Pipe Discharge
  • Weir Discharge Volumes
  • Horizontal Cylinder Fillage
  • Steam Table
  • Water Pollution
  • Water Hardness
  • Water Data & Formulas
  • Weights & Properties of Materials
  • Welding
  • Arc Electrodes - Mild Steel
  • Electrode Amperages
  • Electrodes- Low Allow Steel
  • Electrodes - Stainless Steel
  • Electrode Brand Conversion (Steel)
  • Gas Welding Rods
  • Welding Gases
  • Hard and Soft Solder Alloys
  • Solder Flux
  • Tempering Color for Steel
  • Conversion Tables
  • 12 Year Perpetual Calendar
  • Index
  • Notes-Blank pages and Rulers
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2000

    Absolutely Indispensable

    I have been the envy of many colleagues after pulling out my little Pocket Reference book and finding the answer to our question. It was eventually stolen and that is why I have been so desperate to find a replacement. Thanks bn.com!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2001

    Tech Writer's Dream Reference

    As a professional technical writer, I am constantly in need of correct, accurate and timely facts to incorporate into my work. This guide is absolutely the best reference in my library. It is faster than the internet, quotable, certifiable, and best of all up to date. Whether it is cubits to inches, the specific gravity of aluminum or any of other hundreds of facts, this guide has it all. The ironic part is that I bought it at a lumberyard thinking it would be nice to have in the shop (which it is). My only trouble now is keeping one around. They seem to have a habit of growing legs and walking off! Deserves seven stars (Like the best Metaxa!) Dave Carriker

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  • Posted August 3, 2012

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    Once you own a copy of this, you simply won't know how you lived

    Once you own a copy of this, you simply won't know how you lived without it. I keep one in my desk, one in my toolbox, and another in the workshop. Threads? Torques? Lubricating Values? Flow? Conversions? It's all in there. Need to find how much cable on a spool? It's in there - and easy to find. I am going to replace my oldest copy (2nd edition) today. This will be my first 4th edition.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2011

    Great book

    This book has everything any one would need. I has information from metal working to C.P.R. on dogs.

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  • Posted October 23, 2011

    shipping/delivery service is now terrible, I'm ready to switch

    Thanks for the opportunity. It took much too long for these to arrive. Your shipping service has been unsatisfactory for the past three orders that I have placed. This other than UPS service is not easy to trace for the end user or your own personnel. You are fighting a losing battle if you're trying to save a buck using this service. All you are doing is losing your loyal customers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2011

    For those who think they know it all; proof.

    I stumbled upon this book at the hardware store and have tabbed specific tables for instant find as with all my tech refs. especially the First Aid. I am often trying to find the impossible piece of information necessary to prove a theorem or analyze an assembly for someone in authority, and this is now my first source. I am buying a copy for all my nieces and nephews graduating this spring from the second grade to high school to encourage curiosity and learning. If I had this as a high school freshman, I might have been interested in chemistry or physics prior to college.

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    Posted January 29, 2012

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