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The Automotive Aerodynamics Handbook  (a review of and extensive description of) and reviews of other automotive aerodynamics books of interest to engineers, designers, and those interested in aerodynamic performance, economics, and power requirements of land vehicles of all types. Books reviewed cover a wide range of topics, theory, and applications.  The Automotive Aerodynamics Handbook, 13th Edition, 2011 (© 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1983, 1987, 1991, 1999, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012) 

Soft cover version, ISBN 0-931974-18-6. $48.95  postpaid in the U.S.A.  

Hardcover Library binding, ISBN 0-931974-16-X  $71.90 postpaid in the U.S.A.

[Cataloging data]  

Landa

The Automotive Aerodynamics Handbook including a Practical Problems Workbook with Answers and Solutions, 13th Edition, 2012  / Henry C. Landa and Douglas Cox Landa

 346 pages; 133,400 +/- words; 345 illustrations; including a 9 page index of 3,912 words), 28 cm. (8.5" wide x 11" high) [actual text, including index; front pieces and table of contents are additional]

The standard reference handbook and self-teaching text using a practical engineering approach to basic aerodynamics to all types of land vehicles. Covers the theoretical bases of aerodynamics, drag, power, shapes, lift, stability, and downforce as applied to racing vehicles. Economics section addresses operating costs and aerodynamic influences upon fuel consumption. A practical problems workbook with answers and solutions is included.    

ISBN 0-931974-18-6

    1. Landa, Henry C.      2. Aerodynamics, Automotive 

I. Landa, Douglas Cox     II. Title                            $43.20 list

    TL 245 L2.53  2011

    629.231  L253                                          [end of Cataloging Data] ;    

Soft cover version, ISBN 0-931974-18-6. $48.95 postpaid in the U.S.A.    

Hardcover Library binding, ISBN 0-931974-16-X  $71.90 postpaid in the U.S.A.

 

 

Management, Administration, Supervision and Bureaucracy

soft cover ISBN 0-931974-33-X, $29.50; 278 pp.

Table of Contents and some chapter abstracts will be found at www.ficoa.biz/management.htm

 

A review:

 

"The Business Shelf*

 

Management, Administration, Supervision And Bureaucracy

Douglas C. Landa & Henry C. Landa

The Film Instruction Company of America

5928 West Michigan Street

Wauwatosa, WI 53213

093197433X, $29.50, [soft cover, sewn binding]

www.ficoa.biz/management.htm

 

The collaborative effort of Douglas C. Landa and Henry C. Landa, “Management,

Administration, Supervision And Bureaucracy” is a do-it-yourself instruction manual for

anyone who aspires to or has just been hired on in a management, administrative, or

supervisory position of responsibility in a business or governmental agency. Organized into

four major sections, “Management, Administration, Supervision And Bureaucracy” offers a wealth of insights ranging from ‘management vs. leadership’; the conduct of meetings;

public relations; general rules of personal administrative performance; budgets and the

budgeting process; leadership styles; bargaining, negotiating, and compromise; self-promotion;

and so much more. Enhanced with seventeen appendices; a bibliography; a glossary; and a

comprehensive index, “Management, Administration, Supervision And Bureaucracy” is very

strongly recommended reading for anyone charged with administrative or supervisory

responsibilities at all corporate or governmental levels.

http://www.midwestbookreview.com/wbw/aug_12.htm 8/11/12"

 

*Transcribed verbatim in its entirety from the Midwest Book Review website (circa August 2012).

 

 

 

Governance and Leadership: The Political Handbook for Small and Local Government Operations

1st edition, © 2012

soft cover ISBN 0-931974-30-5, $49.50

library binding ISBN 0-931974-31-3, $79.50

 

A review:

"The Political Science Shelf*

 

Governance and Leadership: The Political Handbook For Small And Local Government Operations

Douglas C. Landa & Henry C. Landa

The Film Instruction Company of America

5928 West Michigan Street

Wauwatosa, WI 53213

0931974305, $39.50, [soft cover, sewn binding]

0931974313, $69.50, [library hardcover]

www.ficoa.biz/phbslg.htm

 

There are a lot of ‘how to’ books on getting elected [to] political office, but very few (if any!)

instruction books on how to effectively govern after being elected or appointed to a

responsible political position -- especially in local government. That’s why “The Political

Handbook For Small And Local Government Operations” by Douglas C. Landa and Henry C.

Landa will prove to be welcome reading for anyone who finds themselves with newly elected

responsibilities. “The Political Handbook For Small And Local Government Operations” is an

instruction manual on how to become organized and efficient; offers a wealth of ‘tips, tricks &

techniques’ with respect to being a candidate and running for office; provides basic

information relevant to leadership and management; keeping informed and up-to-date through

self-study, as well as the value of self-improvement. Of special note is the emphasis on what

positions in a political or governmental systems should descriptively be. Thoroughly ‘user

friendly’, comprehensive, informed and informative, “The Political Handbook For Small And

Local Government Operations” should be considered a ‘must’ for anyone aspiring to (or newly

elected to) governmental responsibility in any and all areas of local governmental service.

http://www.midwestbookreview.com/wbw/aug_12.htm                                                             8/11/12"

 

*Transcribed verbatim in its entirety from the Midwest Book Review website (circa August 2012).

 

 

Student Leadership: The Political Handbook for Student Government Operations - The Guide to Candidacy, Campaigning, Leadership, and Management of All Types of Student-Controlled Organizations with a Special Section on Advisory Functions. Review, description, rationale (for), Table of Contents, and Ordering Information for the PHB/SGO  The Political Handbook for Student Government Operations, 16th Edition, 2009 (© 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)  

Soft cover version w/sewn binding (not glued), ISBN 0-931974-21-6. price is $49.50  postpaid in the U.S. 

Hardcover Library binding ISBN 0-931974-22-4, price $79.50 postpaid in the U.S.A.

REVIEW: "THE MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW:      The Education Shelf:           Now in a newly updated, reorganized and expanded ninth edition [as of 2013, this handbook is in its 16th edition with 673 pages and 295,000+ words], "The Political Handbook For Student Government Operations" by Henry Landa (formerly with the Wisconsin Technical College System and currently adjunct faculty member , University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) is a definitive, comprehensive, and thoroughly "user-friendly" instructional reference on every aspect [of] student government and activities from candidate selection, to leadership styles, to organizational configuration, to the role of faculty advisors. "The Political Handbook For Student Government Operations" will show aspiring and practicing student government members on "what-to-do", "how-to-do-it", and "why-you-do-it" issues and insights that range from "Candidacy & Campaigning" (of special note is the role of the campaign manager and the necessity of winning office), to "Leadership" (dealing with authority and the art of delegation), to "Management" (organizational generalities, techniques, and [the] education [about] institution bureaucracy); "Offices and Officers" (descriptions and definitions, operational guidelines and tricks-of-the-trade); "Advisors" (students making use of advisors and guidelines for advisors). "The Political Handbook For Student Government Operations" is enhanced with the further inclusion of a Readers [Readings] and Reference chapter, a Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations, and an Appendix of six-five articles offering techniques, detail, and "obscure topics" of factors and issues that can make or break a student government officer. "The Political Handbook For Student Government Operations" is virtually unique in the field and should be considered a critically important core reference for all college and university library Student Government reference and resource collections."

[Cataloging data]

Landa

    Student Leadership: The Political Handbook for Student Government Operations, 16th Edition, 2013  / Henry C. Landa and Douglas Cox Landa

    673 pages (285,000 +/- words, including a 23 page index of 11,000+ words), 28 cm. (8.5" wide x 11" high) [actual text; including index; front pieces and table of contents are additional]

    The guide to candidacy, campaigning, leadership and management of student-controlled organizations; with special section on advisory functions and oversight.

    ISBN 0-931974-21-6

    1. Landa, Henry C.      2. Politics, Practical - Student Governance.

I. Landa, Douglas Cox     II. Title                            $49.50 list

    JF 2051.L2.53x 2006

    329.0 L253                                          [end of Cataloging Data] 

Soft cover version, ISBN 0-931974-21-6. price is $49.50 postpaid in the U.S. 

Hardcover Library binding, ISBN 0-931974-22-4, list price $79.50 postpaid in the U.S.A.

 

Note to readers: A recent entry on a major bookselling website listed the above book (PHB/SGO) in its first edition (1997) as (1) containing 158 pages [it actually had 136 pages of information; the rest was index and administrative detail] and (2) an asking price of $43.20 [the original list price of the first edition was $15.00 and the list price of the 16th edition (2013) is $49.50 and contains 673 pages].

 

 

On-the-Job Training Handbook (2012) The most comprehensive reference and self-teaching text that is addressed to managers, the new employee, and training personnel. Most of what we do and where we get the knowledge of how-to-do the job is gained on the job.

Soft cover version, ISBN 0-931974-25-9. price is $52.50 postpaid in the U.S. 

Hardcover Library binding, ISBN 0-931974-28-3, list price $73.90 postpaid in the U.S.A.

To view abstracts of all chapters and appendix articles, click here On-the-Job Training Handbook 

 

The Solar Energy Handbook     the standard reference for the engineer, architect, designer, constructor, and owner of the solar energy served building, devices, or operation.  The Solar Energy Handbook, 6th Edition, 2005 (© 1974 (x2), 1975, 1976, 1977, 2005) 

Soft cover version, ISBN 0-931974-20-8, $36.20 postpaid in the U.S.A.   

Hardcover Library binding, ISBN 0-931974-13-5, $71.20  postpaid in the U.S.A.

 

 

Theft by Employees

soft cover ISBN 0-931974-32-1, $24.50

Table of Contents will be found at www.ficoa.biz/theft.htm

 

Waste Material Management  A web page compilation of book reviews on waste material management, including  reduction, reuse, utilization, recycling, etc. and related environmental issues.  This web page contains abstracts of the chapters and appendices of the book listed below.

Waste Material Management, an Approach to the General Theory of, 2008, ISBN 0-931974-19-4. A 131 page book covering the basic principles of waste material management (there about twenty-six (26) of these) and organized into a curriculum.  soft cover, $15.50 postpaid in the U.S.A.

Silencer Theory    A non-mathematical discussion and explanation of the reduction or suppression of sound from gas producing devices such as internal combustion engines, industrial exhausts, and firearms. (© 1979, 2000), ISBN 0-931974-09-7.      $9 postpaid

"postpaid" indicates the price of the book and the cost of shipping (by USPS) are combined and that is all that you pay.

 

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