Raz’s RR 3

This week, my theme is, you need to be a better all round engineer. Hence, some selections for the process engineer:

A Simple Guide To Understanding Jet EnginesProcess Plant Instrumentation: Design and UpgradeMechanical Design of Process Systems: Piping and Pressure Vessels

Let’s go back to basics, the quanta of it all:

Alice in Quantumland: An Allegory of Quantum Physics, The Wizard of Quarks: A Fantasy of Particle Physics, Scrooge’s Cryptic Carol: Visions of Energy, Time, and Quantum Nature

Since Sir Terry Pratchett has a new volume out, here’s an opportunity to complete your collection :

Raising Steam (Discworld), Dodger, Snuff (Discworld)

Let’s talk about maths:

Visions of Infinity: The Great Mathematical Problems, In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World, An Imaginary Tale: The Story of [the Square Root of Minus One] (Princeton Science Library)

Since I had just noted the passing of Trevor Kletz, I would like to suggest that you dedicate purchasing books written by him:


What Went Wrong?, Fifth Edition: Case Histories of Process Plant Disasters and How They Could Have Been Avoided (Butterworth-Heinemann/IChemE)Still Going Wrong!: Case Histories of Process Plant Disasters and How They Could Have Been AvoidedProcess Plants: A Handbook for Inherently Safer Design, Second Edition

Proofiness: The Dark Arts of Mathematical Deception, Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks, How to Lie with Statistics

The newest book in the Dresden File series is out. Magic + pop culture + Star Wars references, beat that!

White Night (The Dresden Files, Book 9), Cold Days (Dresden Files), Skin Game (Dresden Files)

Need some new management techniques. How about these books?

The Dilbert Principle: A Cubicle’s-Eye View of Bosses, Meetings, Management Fads & Other Workplace Afflictions, Dogbert’s Top Secret Management Handbook, Dilbert and the Way of the Weasel

How about some references to improve your health?

You Are Your Own Gym: The Bible of Bodyweight Exercises, Body by You: The You Are Your Own Gym Guide to Total Women’s Fitness, 100 No-Equipment Workouts

“I am impressed by his argument: ‘When you have eliminated the impossible, then whatever remains, how ever improbable, must be -‘

“-wrong,” Soames brusquely completed my sentence.

Professor Stewart’s Casebook of Mathematical Mysteries

As crude prices are low, you need all the help you can get to nail that elusive 2k job:

Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking, Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker, The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security

Star Wars Trilogy Episodes IV-VI (Blu-ray + DVD), Star Wars Trilogy Episodes I-III (Blu-ray + DVD), Heir to the Jedi: Star Wars

During these trying times, perhaps you should focus on self improvement. The following are a good set of books to start automating your uncertainty budget tables.


The Cartoon Guide to Statistics, Hands-On Start to Wolfram Mathematica, Doubt-Free Uncertainty In Measurement: An Introduction for Engineers and Students

Let’s get a bit nostalgic with the book selection.

Wetter, Louder, Stickier: A Baby Blues Collection (Baby Blues Scrapbook), BBXX: Baby Blues: Decades 1 & 2, Bedlam

Seeing that Joe Dever has passed away, you may want to revisit his books:

Flight from the Dark (Lone Wolf, Book 1), Legends of Lone Wolf Omnibus 1, War of the Wizards (The World of Lone Wolf, Book 4)

Thinking about the zombie apocalypse, you need something to jumpstart access to those dodgy Internet sites:

The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Civilization in the Aftermath of a Cataclysm

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