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Basic Blueprint Reading and Sketching [Paperback]

Thomas P. Olivo , C. Thomas Olivo

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March 10 2010 1435483782 978-1435483781 9
For over 50 years, Basic Blueprint Reading and Sketching has been an international best-seller, with close to $500,000 in sales and THE definitive resource for blueprint reading. The newly revised 9th edition of Basic Blueprint Reading and Sketching continues the traditions in helping to readers achieve competence in reading and sketching technical drawings. This classic interactive book/workbook will help users develop skills in reading and interpreting industrial drawings and preparing basic to advanced technical sketches. This book will provide them with basic principles, concepts, ANSI and SI Metric drafting symbols and standards, terminology, manufacturing process notes, and other related technical information contained on a mechanical or CAD drawing. Each unit features a basic principle and at least one blueprint and assignment that encourages students to practice newly learned skills. This edition contains coverage of the latest ANSI, ISO, AWS and ASME standards.

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Thomas P. Olivo currently is president of Olivo Associates, an international vocational educational consulting agency and textbook publisher. He was a draftsman and an Industrial Art teacher for several years. Mr. Olivo has taught T&I teachers, as well as several graduate level courses in Engineering Drawing and Curriculum Development in three major universities. He served as a State Supervisor of Technical Education and has co-authored six textbooks with Dr. C.T. Olivo in the areas of blueprint reading and sketching, applied mathematics and applied physics. He has also authored BLUEPRINT READING AND SKETCHING FOR INDUSTRY and numerous self-paced instructional modules in auto mechanics and carpentry. Thomas P. Olivo was selected as a recipient of the prestigious Experienced Teacher Fellowship Award. He has a Master's Degree specializing in materials and Processes of Industry and has completed two years of professional study beyond his Master's Degree while being certified as a Vocational Counselor and School Administrator.

Dr. C. Thomas Olivo was the New York State Director of Industrial Education and founder of Delmar Publishers. He was a machinist, a T&I and vocational teacher and a professor. Dr. C. Thomas Olivo received a Bachelor of Science Degree, a Masters of Science Degree and a Doctoral Degree. He was also a recipient of the ASME award for international meritorious service and the author and editor of over sixty vocational textbooks and five hundred publications. Some of the many vocational textbooks Dr. Olivo has authored independently that directly relate to BLUEPRINT READING AND SKETCHING, 9E are PRINCIPLES OF REFRIGERATION and his seven groundbreaking texts on machine tool technology and manufacturing processes.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Informative, but has a lot of errors Jan. 2 2013
By M. Heim - Published on Amazon.com
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I've never seen a book that had so much incorrect information. When reviewing it in the class I needed the book in, the teacher and the class found at least one mistake per chapter on average. You would think after 9 editions, they would be able have caught most if not all the mistakes.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Overpriced and Often Inaccurate May 29 2012
By J. Rogers - Published on Amazon.com
I will admit that this book, coupled with good instruction, will teach you the basics of most mechanical blueprint reading you'll ever need. Most of the information is well presented, or at least well enough to get a feel for what you're doing, however..

For the price, it's not that good. I paid some $80+ for it about two years ago new, and it doesn't appear the price has gone down much. It's also a workbook, meaning little chance of finding it used and even less of resale.

Also, the answers in the instructor edition are absolutely LITTERED with mistakes as to assignment answers. We spent a good majority of the time questioning our instructor (who probably should have but didn't check the validity of the answers) when we would all have the same answer, and he would agree, yet something entirely different was left as the key. No lie, there was typically one incorrect answer per page, and at max I remember three on a single assignment.

I won't say the book is bad. It's really not. For independent study? Yes, it's terrible and couldn't recommend it if they paid me to. As part of classwork with decent instruction and an instructor that pays attention? Sure, but it still doesn't avoid the price tag.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book to a handle on the basics. April 30 2012
By E. S. Rendleman - Published on Amazon.com
I had to purchase this book for a basic blueprint reading class at my local community college. Having previous experience as a CNC operator I found most of the information pretty basic, but did find some useful information in the book that I didn't already know as well. The book did a good job of explaining all the basics in enough detail to help somebody without previous experience understand the material. It did not go into so much depth that it would become confusing. It flowed well from one subject to the next. It would be highly recomended for someone who needs basic blueprint reading skills for a basic machine operator position or for anyone who is taking machining classes. For more in depth and highly technical blueprint reading, this book is not the option for you.

It has many good questions for review at the end of each section, but does not have answers. There is a teacher's edition aviable that has answers, but I would not spend the money on it. During our review periods in class we found that many of the answers in the teacher's manual were incorrect. I'm not talking just a few either - there were a lot of errors. The authors really need to spend time reviewing the answer manual and updating it. All in all this book accomplishes exactly what it sets out to do. It provides a good base of information about basic blueprint reading.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Poor book Dec 12 2011
By ARETstudent - Published on Amazon.com
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I just finished using this book for my blueprint reading class. I could not believe how many errors were in the book. I am surprised that the would even consider using a book with so many errors.
1.0 out of 5 stars Book wise, well perhaps not. April 12 2014
By Brian Cole - Published on Amazon.com
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This book was not written to well. It is sometimes hard to follow, sometimes you need certain knowledge that is not studied to later to solve some of the answers. Terminology isn't defined very well. I wouldn't recommend it for curriculum like we at our school have done. Just horrible best to leave this book be and find something better.

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