05 February, 2015

Atlas of Clinical Diagnosis By M. Afzal Mir 2nd Edition

Book Description:

                     The traditional teaching of clinical medicine by the bedside, by lectures, tutorials and through textbooks is mainly system- and disease-oriented. Diseases are presented under their relevant system headings and all 
the clinical manifestations, irrespective of their regional and anatomical diversity, are presented under each disease. This discipline of learning clinical medicine is contrary to how it is practiced in real life, where the history and examination may have to be constructed on a single symptom or an asymptomatic sign. The patient presents with one or more symptoms and the examiner, during history-taking and clinical examination, takes note of various signs that are present and constructs a diagnosis from these.
                   In this book I have endeavored to mirror life and have presented signs as they are likely to be seen on a visual survey of a patient, starting at the face and moving down step-by-step to the feet. A brief description of each disease is given as the part of the body it affects is covered in the sequence of the scalp-to-sole survey, and with each mention of a condition a few more details are added. The book explores the visual content of clinical medicine and covers both pathogenic and fundamental signs as well as non-specific signs. These clinical features presented in an anatomical context will, hopefully, offer an iterative stimulus to the student's memory and thereby help the retentive ability of the reader. Thus, this atlas presents the synthesis of a clinical diagnosis from the features scattered around the body and encourages the student to look for these.

A-Z of Neurological Practice

Book Description:

                    As with the first publication, the aim of this new, slimmer edition is to present information about neurological disorders in a structured and succinct way, following a “trickle down” principle: beginning with overviews and then 
moving on to specific disease categories. The latter address clinical features (i.e., information accessed by history-taking and physical examination), investigations, differential diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. In this new edition, diagnostic criteria have been referenced where appropriate, but not included, both for fear of making the book too unwieldy and because this has already been done elsewhere.
                  Neurological signs are omitted and neuropsychology is not discussed in detail, since both these undertakings have been presented elsewhere Cross-references to the Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) database have been given where relevant.George Orwell pointed out (“Why I write,” 1946) that “writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness.” It has sometimes seemed so with this book, but we hope that Orwell’s other dictum, that “every book is a failure,” does not prove entirely true and that our readers find something of use in these pages. We thank Manika Power at Springer for taking the book on, and for her unstinting encouragement in bringing it to fruition.

Medical Problems in Dentistry

Book Description:

                              The aim of this book is to provide a basis for the understanding of how general medical and surgical conditions influence oral health and oral healthcare. It is
particularly relevant to dental professionals and other persons working in the oral healthcare sciences. The reader should thus be able to understand relevant illness identified from the history, physical examination, and investigations; be able to present a succinct and, where appropriate, unified list of all problems that could influence oral healthcare; and formulate a diagnosis/treatment plan for each problem (appropriate to the level of training). The reader should also be able to communicate appropriately with other healthcare providers; to retrieve medical information using the recommended further reading sections and computer, in a manner that reflects understanding of medical language, terminology, and the relationship among medical terms and concepts; to refine search strategies to improve relevance and completeness of retrieved items; and to identify and acquire full-text electronic documents available from the internet sites quoted.
                       Though dentistry remains largely a technical subject, there are a number of reasons why dental professionals should have this basis to their education and training. Dentistry is a profession and not a trade; medical problems can influence oral health and healthcare, whilst oral health and healthcare can influence general health and healthcare; dental professionals need to understand patients and their attitudes to healthcare; they need to communicate at a reasonable level with other health professionals and with patients and sometimes the media; dental professionals may need to act as advocates for patients; and, finally, dental professionals themselves can find themselves in need of healthcare. Since the first edition of this book, the importance of medicine in dentistry, interactions between medicine and dentistry, and the need for medical knowledge by the whole dental team have all radically increased – as has the whole of medicine.
                     The knowledge base of medicine has been extended and effective new technologies, techniques and drugs have been developed, many of which have resulted in complications relevant to oral healthcare. Many patients who would in earlier times have succumbed, are alive and live to much greater ages, advances such as public health improvements, transplants, pacemakers, radiotherapy and/or potent drugs – and they need good oral health and may well need oral healthcare.A wider range of medical problems has thus become relevant to oral healthcare sciences. The world has changed further and the relevance of the book has grown even more, with an increasing number of persons who require special care, and with increasing travel, not least by dental staff and trainees to developing countries. An ever increasing number of medical conditions also appear to be influenced by dental health and healthcare: the range of conditions possibly linked to periodontal disease (preeclampsia; pre-term and low birth weight babies; endometriosis; is chaemic heart disease; cerebrovascular disease; aspiration pneumonia  diabetes mellitus; metabolic syndrome; chronic kidney disease; osteoporosis; Alzheimer disease; pancreatic cancer; and even oral cancer) is a prime example.

Building Design and construction handbook Edition Sixth Edition by Frederick S. Merritt & Jonathan T. Ricketts

Civil engineering is a very vast and cosmic knowledge with gigantic fields and disciplines. The theoretical perspective of the field has so many points and groups of information that one can’t keep them in one’s mind for ever and while working on the field there are too much problems and troubles to be faced by engineers and instantaneous solutions to such problems are needed. 

In such conditions this handbook is very handy and advantageous it is divided into ten major sections covering all the building and construction problems and techniques from one sort of building material to other.  It also provides one on one techniques and methods which are very handy while supervision in the construction process and doing the accurate management of the team and ensuring the perfect resource allocation and doing the crashing as needed. 
This book also provides perfect information for the allied engineering like electrical and mechanical heating and ventilation systems.

Table of Contents

Section 1 System Fundamentals Jonathan T. Ricketts 1.1
Section 2 the Building Team-Managing the Building Process
Section 3 Protection against Hazards David W. Mock 3.1
Section 4 Building Materials David J. Akers 4.1
Section 5 Structural Theory Akbar Tamboli, Michael Xing,
and Mohsin Ahmed 5.1
Section 6 Soil Mechanics and Foundations Robert W. Day 6.1
Section 7 Structural Steel Construction Bruce Glidden 7.1
Section 8 Cold-Formed Steel Construction Don S. Wolford
and Wei-Wen Yu 8.1
Section 9 Concrete Construction Edward S. Hoffman
and David P. Gustafson 9.1
Section 10 Wood Construction John ‘‘Buddy’’ Showalter
and Thomas G. Williamson 10.1
Section 11 Wall, Floor, and Ceiling Systems Frederick S. Merritt 11.1
Section 12 Roof Systems Dave Flickinger 12.1
Section 13 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
Lawrence E. McCabe 13.1

Section 14 Plumbing—Water-Supply, Sprinkler, and
Wastewater Systems Gregory P. Gladfelter and Brian L. Olsen 14.1
Section 15 Electrical Systems James M. Bannon 15.1
Section 16 Vertical Circulation Steven D. Edgett
and Allen M. Williams 16.1
Section 17 Construction Project Management Robert F. Borg 17.1
Section 18 Communications Systems Tom Nevling 18.1
Section 19 Construction Cost Estimating Colman J. Mullin 19.1
Appendix Factors for Conversion to the Metric System (SI) of Units
Frederick S. Merritt A.1
Index I.1



Book Description:

Terminologies are different for different sorts of fields of life like medical, sciences, information technology, engineering like mechanical, electrical and civil engineering. In our everyday life we as a civil engineers need to memorize alot of words and terms which some times is difficult task. These terms easily made us confuse and we feel our selves stuck in civil engineering. In this situation this book is a best tool to beat the problem and is a solution if you want to be a successful civil engineer. Beside this dictionary there are alot of civil engineering dictionaries as well but this civil engineering dictionary is written in simple english and has alot of interesting facts and figures to let you memorize the words easily.

I am pleased to present a work which marks a milestone in the history of public works and, more precisely, in that of permanent structures—a comprehensive dictionary of Civil Engineering terms.


Design of Reinforced Concrete ACI 318-05 Code Edition

Book Description

Reinforced Concrete Structures are widely being constructed throughout the world and because of availability of raw materials required to design a mix, they lead other building materials like wood, stones etc. Mostly the code and guidelines used to design reinforced concrete structures is that of American Concrete Institute (ACI). In this post I will be sharing with you a book Titled “Design of Reinforced Concrete ACI 318-05 Code Edition”.  The material of the book is written in such a manner as to interest students in the subject of Reinforced Cement Concrete and to encourage them to continue its study in the years to come. This book is used in many institutions as a text book for the three-credit course. 

The main feature of this book is the computer examples and problems, which utilizes computer programs like excel etc to solve many problems. The book comprises of 21 chapters with extension of appendixes as A, B and C and a glossary is provided at the end. 

Chapter Details

The chapter details are as follows;
Chapter 1 deals with introduction to the design of Reinforced cement concrete, Chapter 2 is about flexural analysis of beams, Chapter 3 is about strength analysis of beams according to ACI code. Chapter 4 is about Design of Rectangular Beams and one-way slabs, Chapter 5 is about Analysis and Design of T Beams and Doubly Reinforced Beams, Chapter 7 is about Bond, Development Lengths, and Splices, Chapter 8 is about Shear and Diagonal Tension, Chapter 9 is about Introduction to Columns, Chapter 10 is about Design of Short Columns Subjected to Axial Load and Bending, Chapter 11 is about Slender Columns, Chapter 12 is about Footings, Chapter 13 is about Retaining Walls, Chapter 14 is about Continuous Reinforced Concrete Structures, Chapter 15 is about torsion, Chapter 16 is about Two way slab Direct Design Method, Chapter 17 is about Two way Slabs, Equivalent Frame Method, Chapter 18 is about Walls, Chapter 19 is about Prestressed Concrete, Chapter 20 is about FormWork and Chapter 21 is about Reinforced Concrete Building Systems. 
Special Design procedure for Strut and Tie approach for deep and dapped end beam is given at the appendix C. 

Book Title


The Civil Engineering Handbook 2nd Edition

Book  Description:

The Civil Engineering Handbook consists of 8 sections of more than 2000 pages of complete civil engineering encyclopedia. It is being written by W.F Chen who is currently Dean of the College of Engineering at University of Hawaii. He has done bachelors in Civil Engineering from the national Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan in 1959. He is also a Ph.D. in Solid mechanics from Brown University, RI, in 1966. Along with him is a very passionate and devoted person Mr. J.Y.Richard Liew. He is also currently associate professor with the Department of Civil Engineering at the National University of Singapore. He is graduated in 1986 and is a Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from Purdue University, IN, in 1992. 
There are more than 20 Contributors mostly PhDs and related to Civil Engineering and construction industry.
The construction industry is one of the largest segments of business in the United States, with the percentage of the gross national product spent in construction over the last several years averaging about 10%. For 2001, the total amount spent on new construction contracts in the U.S. is estimated at $481 billion [  Engineering News Record,   Nov.  19, 2001]. 
Of this total, about $214 billion is estimated for residential projects, $167 billion for nonresidential projects, and the rest for non building projects. Construction is the realization phase of the civil engineering process, following conception and design.
It  is the role of the constructor to turn the ideas of the planner and the detailed plans of the designer into physical reality. The owner is the ultimate consumer of the product and is often the general public. 

Contents of the Book

The Civil Engineering Handbook is divided in 8 sections division is given as;
Section 1: Construction
Section2: Environmental Engineering
Section 3: Geotechnical Engineering
Section 4: Hydraulic Engineering
Section 5: Materials Engineering
Section 6: Structural Engineering
Section 7: Surveying Engineering
Section 8: Transportation Engineering
And at last the rich appendix includes basic definition, formulas, tables, charts, stats etc. very useful for your knowledge.