The Engineer’s Bible

This isn’t the first time I’ve mentioned the Engineering Bible on Stu’s Shed – back mid ’09 it made an appearance – a book that I have wanted to own since first discovering it in 1997/8, but refused to justify the $A200 price tag.  For some reason I jumped on Amazon recently, and found it on there for $US107 (and at current exchange rates, that is $A112).

And that went straight into the shopping cart. (Along with the latest Stephen Hawking,

and perhaps as an unusual juxtaposition, the Lincoln-Obama Inaugural Bible.  Seemed fitting buying a real bible with the Engineer’s one!

But more than that, there is history there, and it is beautifully presented, and has a picture of the Seal of the President of the United States on the cover, and is $US100 (except on the day I was looking).  I got it for $US4.75. Brand new. No idea why it was that price. Wasn’t going to ask.)

So back to the “Standard Handbook of Engineering Calculations”.  Not much more to say, but I am now holding my own copy. Finally. 🙂

2 Responses

  1. Stu,

    If you liked the 4th edition of the engineering bible you should check out the 5th edition released last week ….. Runs rings around the old edition.

    Just kidding!

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