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NEW TECHNICAL BOOKS
Titles marked with a star (*) are not for circulation, but may be consulted in the Technology Division, Room 115, Central Building, Fifth Avenue and Forty-second Street, daily from 9 a. m. to 10 p. m. Sundays, 1 p. m. to 10 p. m.
Adams, Harry W. Adams' common sense
reclamation; oil coolers; heat treatment of steel; instruction on gas tractor operation. A
transformer oils; United States specifications, etc.
A second volume, dealing with liquid fuels, is in book for tractor operators who desire to preparation. know the most efficient methods of main- "It contains a vast amount of information, being taining a tractor at its highest working
encyclopaedic in scope, within the field to which it
is devoted... The printing and other mechanical power, with contributions from many of features of the book
are excellent, and reflect credit the leading tractor and accessory manu
on all concerned. The author's painstaking efforts
have resulted in a most valuable compendium in a facturers of the United States. Minneap
most important field of industry." Henry Leff. olis: The Jensen Printing Co., 1920. 311 p. mann in Journal of the Franklin Institute, Jan., 1921. illus. 4o.
*Bibliotheca chemico-mathematica: Cata. Addicks, Lawrence. Copper refining. logue of works in many tongues on exact New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1921. and applied science, with a subject index. ix, 211 p. illus. 8°.
VIT (117) Compiled and annotated by H. Zreitlinger, Detailed description of methods and processes, and H. C. Scotheranj... London: Henry with special chapters on tank resistance, metal losses,
Sotheran & Co., 1921. illus. 2 v. 8°. furnace refining, copper from waste, by-products, etc. Reviewed in Engineering and mining journal,
OAB (117) (Zeitlinger) April 2, 1921; Metal industry, April, 1921.
Although these two attractive volumes constitute
a trade catalogue of the firm of Henry Sotheran & Addyman, Frank T. My electrical work- Company, they really form a most readable history shop; a book for the electrical experi
of science. There are 17,397 entries "including
nearly all of the standard works and most of the menter. London: The Wireless Press, Ltd. earlier works of historical importance.' Gives cur (1920. viii, 249 p. illus. 8°. PGI (121) rent prices, bibliographical particulars, and many Simple and popular, treating in an interesting way
annotations, as well as numerous plates, including of magnets, electric currents, cells, wires and joints,
portraits, sample text and title-pages. The classified electroplating, dynamos, induction coils, with a final
index of nearly 100 pages should prove of great value
to the reference librarian. chapter on the Magnetic North.
"These volumes are of so unusual a nature that *Bailey, Charles H. Mechanical drawing
they are worthy of detailed notice.... Messrs. Sothe.
ran are to be congratulated on their enterprise in for beginners, giving the fundamental tech
producing a catalogue of books which is also a record nique of modern practice. Peoria, Ill.: The of permanent utility, and by publishing it in its pres. Manual Arts Press (cop. 1920). 93 p. illus.
ent form they have rendered a distinct service to
those interested in the history and bibliography of 8o.
science." F. W. Clifford in Journal of the Society Simple, well-illustrated treatment of principles, and of Chemical Industry, March 31, 1921. guide to correct procedure. Complete problems from the start. Not designed to be used without a teacher. Boulton, B. C. Manufacture and use of Author is Director of Manual Arts, Iowa State Teach.
plywood & glue. New York: Sir Isaac Piters' College.
man & Sons, 1920. vii, 88 p. illus. 8°. *Barker, A. H. Domestic fuel consump
VDY (121) tion. London: Constable & Company, 1920. Rearranged from material which appeared in x, 159 p. 8o. (The Chadwick library.)
Aerial age. Intended for the use of the aircraft VEW (121)
industry, but is so complete as to be of value to those
interested in joinery, cabinet-making, coach building, Discusses importance of fuel economy, fuels and etc. Section on glues includes war developments not heat quantities, heat requirements of a human being, hitherto recorded. warming by convection and by radiation, amount of heat required in a room, efficiency of cooking appara- Bowden-Smith, E. C. The efficiency of tus, etc.
pumps and ejectors. London: Constable Battle, John Rome. The handbook of
& Co., Ltd., 1920. xi, 205 p. illus. 8°. industrial oil engineering... Lubrication
VDI (121) and industrial oil section (complete).
“As a record of the scientific treatment of eco.
nomical sewage-raising, and consequently as a guide Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company
to engineers engaged in similar undertakings, this cop. 1920,. 1131 p. illus. 8°. VON (118) handbook should prove of the greatest value." In 1916 the author published his Lubricating engin
Technical review, Feb. 15, 1921. neer's handbook of 333 pages. This material, now Burgess, Charles F., and others. Apcompletely revised, forms a part of the new volume of 1131 pages, covering various engineering data: the
plied electrochemistry and metallurgy; a technology of petroleum and its products; fats and practical treatise on commercial chemistry, oils other than petroleum; testing; individual chapters
the electric furnace, the manufacture of detailing the use of lubricants for a large number of machines and processes; filtration, purification, and ozone and nitrogen by high-tension dis
charges, and the metallurgy of iron, steel, and miscellaneous metals. Applied electrochemistry by Charles F. Burgess; metallurgy by H. B. Pulsifer and Benj. B. Freud. Chicago: American Technical Society, 1920. 2 v. in 1. 86, 100 p. illus. 8°. PPO (118)
These simple, brief expositions afford good gen. eral surveys adapted to the needs of the general reader or of the beginner. Part 2, covering metal. lurgy, is largely devoted to non-electrical processes.
Carman, Edwin S. Foundry moulding machines and pattern equipment; a treatise showing the progress made by the foundries using machine moulding methods. Cleveland, Ohio: Penton Publishing Co., cop. 1920. vii, 225 p. 2. ed. illus. 8°.
VID (117) "The author of this book, who was recently elected president of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, has had a large part in the development of molding machines in general, and has designed several machines himself... He thoroughly under. stands both the principles and the machines he is discussing, but he also realizes that most of his read. ers do not have any such understanding, and has therefore endeavored (successfully, we think) to explain these principles and machines so clearly that anyone in the least acquainted with foundry work can follow." - Metal trades, April, 1921.
*Case, John. The theory of direct-current dynamos and motors. Cambridge Eng.): W. Heffer & Sons, Ltd., 1921. xiii, 196 p. diagrs. 8°.
VGI (121) “The treatment of the subject is essentially from a theoretical point of view, no attempt being made to include an account of constructional details... special attention being devoted to the consideration of losses and efficiency and to motors for traction. The section dealing with losses and efficiency, which includes a full account of the appropriate methods of testing, may be well commended. The book is well printed and the figures are clear.' Electrical review (London), April 22, 1921.
Also reviewed in Royal Engineers journal, May, 1921; Practical engineer, March 10, 1921; Times engi. neering supplement, Jan., 1921.
Cisin, Harry G. Modern marine engineering Part 1, The fire room. New York: D. Van Nostrand Company, 1921. xi, 205 p. illus. 12o.
VXHG (121) Based on a course given during the war by the United States Navy Steam Engineering School at Stevens Institute, Hoboken, N. J., and although de. signed as a text for schools and colleges, it has also been adapted to the needs of the practical man. Vol. ume 1 deals with the details of boiler construction as well as of boiler room_auxiliaries, boiler corrosion, fuels, and combustion. The last chapter treats briefly of calculations, evaporation, efficiency. Sixty-six helpful illustrations.
“The information on boiler construction... was obtained by the author at first hand at various boiler factories, and is practically unobtainable elsewhere. The book is written in a clear but highly abbreviated style, is profusely, illustrated, and is extremely well suited for the needs of the practical man." - Électrical record, Feb., 1921.
Clarke, George Aubourne. Clouds; a descriptive, illustrated guide-book to the observation and classification of clouds, with a preface by Sir Napier Shaw. London: Constable & Company, Ltd., 1920. xvi, 136 p. illus. 8°.
PRL (117) Simple and practical, intended for students. Has chapters cloud forms and transformations, cloud distribution, heights, direction velocities, and association of clouds with weather type. Beautifully illustrated, partially in color.
*Clibbens, Douglas A. The principles of the phase theory; heterogeneous equilibria between salts and their aqueous solutions. London: Macmillan and Co., 1920. XX, 382 p. diagrs. 8°.
PLD (118) The phase theory is a highly complex subject and one on which, according to the introduction of this work, there is little text-book material. The book itself is intended for the reader “who is unfamiliar with the subject" but who, nevertheless, must needs be more advanced in chemistry and mathematics than is the average young student. "Its scope is limited to the consideration of condensed systems which include only one liquid phase, and that the only phase of variable composition.” (Preface).
Reviewed in Science progress, Jan., 1921; Journal of physical chemistry, March, 1921.
*Concrete roads and their construction, being a description of the concrete roads in the United Kingdom, together with a summary of the experience in this form of construction gained in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States of America. London: Concrete Publications, Ltd. (1920.7 xiii, 197 p. illus. 8°. (Concrete series.)
VDG (121) "This work gives a lot of information, largely in the form of reports of road engineers,
on actual stretches of road laid, and is therefore authoritative, though costs and life are not always determinate at present. The section on road making machinery is not as well done as it might be, and the postage stamp photographs show the machines inadequately. A more critical selection of these would have enabled smaller number to be dealt with in greater detail.”. Engineering, May 6, 1921.
*Crain's market data book and directory of class, trade and technical publications. Chicago: G. D. Crain, Jr., cop. 1920. 462 p. 8o.
VA (121) Mine of statistical information on leading indus. tries of the country. Extensive list of trade papers given under each heading, as well as a complete alphabetical arrangement of these publications. Excep. tionally useful library reference book.
Crook, Thomas. Economic mineralogy, a practical guide to the study of useful minerals. London and New York: Longmans, Green & Co., 1921. xi, 492 p. illus. 8°.
PWD (117) Adapted to the needs of the man in the field or the commercial laboratory. Crystal optics are ade. quately explained and chemical and physical examinations, as well as the geology of deposits, are outlined. The minerals studied are arranged in the order of their importance in the world's production, and include ore minerals and others, as: abrasives, asbestos, building stones and materials, fertilizers, petroleum,
Copiously illustrated. Author is chief of the intelligence and publications section of the Imperial Resources Bureau, London.
Reviewed in Engineering and mining journal, March 19, 1921; Times engineering supplement, April, 1921.
*Crowell and Murray, Clereland, O. The iron ores of Lake Superior, containing some facts of interest relating to mining and shipping of the cre and location of principal mines. Cleveland: The Penton Press, 1920. 285, vi p. maps. 4. ed. 8°.
VHT (117) Treats of the early history of the region, its geol. ogy, mineralogy, drilling, exploring, mining, classifi. cation of ores, concentration, method of mixing ore for shipment of uniform grades, methods of analysis,