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Vintage book academic Fundamentals of Engineering Graphics by B L Newcomb, University of Connecticut, rare 1970 detailed visual scholarship

Vintage book academic Fundamentals of Engineering Graphics by B L Newcomb, University of Connecticut, rare 1970 detailed visual scholarship

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There is no other book like this one.

Engineering is a big category: there's biological engineering, environmental engineering, computer engineering, chemical engineering -- the list goes on. In fact, for the rest of the 40(!!!) different engineering specialities I'd direct you to http://typesofengineeringdegrees.org--it's pretty shocking, and for some of you it'll make you want to be an engineer, I'll bet. What kind, who knows.

This book deals with graphics engineering. Graphic engineers are described as "someone who uses a digital platform to create 2-D and 3-D designs from sketches and models," working with and drawing architectural blueprints, or design video games, or design pieces of machinery -- that's all included.

This means that graphics engineering is a good mix of the arts and the sciences, which makes this text interesting for someone interested in either, or both. The age of it is clear on its rusted industrial-type staples that were used for its original binding, the fading out of the blue circle on the front to see faint hints of the yellow underneath, but its grasp of the subject is equal to what you would find today in a college course with the same title: The Fundamentals of Engineering Graphics. After all, they are the fundamentals, and those don't change.

The text was produced at the University of Connecticut and written by a professor running the class sometime in the 1970s, and the typeface used inside is unique to that decade -- you can tell it's a historic book and not a modern one from the inside just as much as you can tell from the cover and wear on the edges.

The book contains many chapters on vastly different topics covering the gamut of graphics engineering, and includes a great number of helpful visuals/diagrams throughout, so as you read you progress through the topic just as you would over a semester. By the end you'll be a veritable expert.

The punchy colors are what drew me to the book, and when I found out it was from my alma mater that was it, I was done--here's your money, give me the book, good day. I hope someone will feel the same when they see what's inside:

1) Introduction: The Fundamental Problem and The Graphic Process
2) The Multi-Viewpoint
3)Composition of the Structural Elements
4) The Pictorial Viewpoint
5) Mensuration
6) Graphic Computation
7) Structural Analysis and Synthesis
8) Problem Specifications

Here's a quote from the end of the intro, to give you a sense of the style of the professor's writing and the content of the book: "For the engineer, both the graphics and the mathematics are two of the basic engineering sciences that provide the necessary working tools for the practice of the engineering arts in all of its several fields. It is thus the purpose of this text, in accordance with the objectives of a basic course in technical drawing, to demonstrate both the development of these principles of drawing and their application in the solution of a number of typical engineering situations. It is not concerned with either the technique involved in the art of drawing nor with the details of 'hardware' associated with the several specialized areas of drafting."

There you have it -- what you'll find in this book is less of a science or art-based course, and rather a blend of the two to create something different, something unique. It's one of the forty variations of an engineering career that helps you understand the rest of the forty, which makes it a great and influential place to begin to learn.

And here's the straight information you may be looking for:

-Full Title: The Fundamentals of Engineering Graphics
- Author: B. L. Newcomb
-Format: Paperback, first edition
-Condition: Good old aging book, stays together with binding intact
-Publisher: University of Connecticut
-Copyright: B. L. Newcomb
-Date published: 1970s (undated)
-Provenance: This was picked up during my undergrad at UConn in a used book giveaway in the science building.
-Pricing: This book is the last of its kind, and that made the price decision for me. It's as simple as that -- its preservation, and its complete absence in every sense from the world that you can find online. If you want this book, or a book like this, you are going to have an extremely hard if not impossible time trying to find one. :)
There is no other book like this one.

Engineering is a big category: there's biological engineering, environmental engineering, computer engineering, chemical engineering -- the list goes on. In fact, for the rest of the 40(!!!) different engineering specialities I'd direct you to http://typesofengineeringdegrees.org--it's pretty shocking, and for some of you it'll make you want to be an engineer, I'll bet. What kind, who knows.

This book deals with graphics engineering. Graphic engineers are described as "someone who uses a digital platform to create 2-D and 3-D designs from sketches and models," working with and drawing architectural blueprints, or design video games, or design pieces of machinery -- that's all included.

This means that graphics engineering is a good mix of the arts and the sciences, which makes this text interesting for someone interested in either, or both. The age of it is clear on its rusted industrial-type staples that were used for its original binding, the fading out of the blue circle on the front to see faint hints of the yellow underneath, but its grasp of the subject is equal to what you would find today in a college course with the same title: The Fundamentals of Engineering Graphics. After all, they are the fundamentals, and those don't change.

The text was produced at the University of Connecticut and written by a professor running the class sometime in the 1970s, and the typeface used inside is unique to that decade -- you can tell it's a historic book and not a modern one from the inside just as much as you can tell from the cover and wear on the edges.

The book contains many chapters on vastly different topics covering the gamut of graphics engineering, and includes a great number of helpful visuals/diagrams throughout, so as you read you progress through the topic just as you would over a semester. By the end you'll be a veritable expert.

The punchy colors are what drew me to the book, and when I found out it was from my alma mater that was it, I was done--here's your money, give me the book, good day. I hope someone will feel the same when they see what's inside:

1) Introduction: The Fundamental Problem and The Graphic Process
2) The Multi-Viewpoint
3)Composition of the Structural Elements
4) The Pictorial Viewpoint
5) Mensuration
6) Graphic Computation
7) Structural Analysis and Synthesis
8) Problem Specifications

Here's a quote from the end of the intro, to give you a sense of the style of the professor's writing and the content of the book: "For the engineer, both the graphics and the mathematics are two of the basic engineering sciences that provide the necessary working tools for the practice of the engineering arts in all of its several fields. It is thus the purpose of this text, in accordance with the objectives of a basic course in technical drawing, to demonstrate both the development of these principles of drawing and their application in the solution of a number of typical engineering situations. It is not concerned with either the technique involved in the art of drawing nor with the details of 'hardware' associated with the several specialized areas of drafting."

There you have it -- what you'll find in this book is less of a science or art-based course, and rather a blend of the two to create something different, something unique. It's one of the forty variations of an engineering career that helps you understand the rest of the forty, which makes it a great and influential place to begin to learn.

And here's the straight information you may be looking for:

-Full Title: The Fundamentals of Engineering Graphics
- Author: B. L. Newcomb
-Format: Paperback, first edition
-Condition: Good old aging book, stays together with binding intact
-Publisher: University of Connecticut
-Copyright: B. L. Newcomb
-Date published: 1970s (undated)
-Provenance: This was picked up during my undergrad at UConn in a used book giveaway in the science building.
-Pricing: This book is the last of its kind, and that made the price decision for me. It's as simple as that -- its preservation, and its complete absence in every sense from the world that you can find online. If you want this book, or a book like this, you are going to have an extremely hard if not impossible time trying to find one. :)

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Absolutely! I'm willing to do anything to get this book to you, but I will not write on it. If it is not in the condition you want, I know preservation techniques and will certainly oblige as best I can. You just need to let me know.
I will wrap the book any way you want. It is special and so are you, you deserve it! I will also write cards, include photographs, anything you'd like that would make this transaction more, well, you.
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