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The McGraw-Hill Civil Engineering PE Exam Guide: Breadth and Depth [Hardcover]

R. Dodge Woodson , Kim Griffin
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March 28 2001 0071361774 978-0071361774 1
Designed with busy engineers in mind, The McGraw-Hill Civil Engineering PE Exam Guide compresses what you need to know into an easy-to-use, easy-to-absorb format. Edited by R. Dodge Woodson and Kimberly Griffin, this innovative resource gives you the tools you need to pass both the Breadth and Depth portions of the exam -- the first time. This book/2-CD set gives you a complete study kit for the morning session Breadth Exam, featuring dissection of the new test format; tips to help you pass; plenty of exam-type problems and solutions.

Get ready for the elective Depth exam of your choice with five test-focused, book-length resources (300+ pages apiece) by expert authors -- on one of the set’s CD-ROM. You also get test-specific expert tips; easy-to-use math reviews; power study techniques; numerous sample test problems and solutions.

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Conquer the PE EXAM with this unique tool kit--


This extraordinary book/2-CD set gives you all the study tools you need to pass the NEW Professional Engineering exam. Brimming with study-enhancing tools, sample problems and solutions, and expert guidance, THE McGRAW-HILL CIVIL ENGINEERING PE EXAM GUIDE uniquely prepares you for both Breath and Depth portions of the exam.

FOR BREATH: A complete study kit for the morning session Civil Engineering Breath Exam, featuring:
* Dissection of the new text format
* Tips to help you pass the first time
* Indispensable study guide covering all civil engineering material on the test
* Plenty of exam-type problems and solutions

FOR DEPTH: Get ready for the Depth exam of your choice with expert help:
* STRUCTURAL Engineering by M. Myint Lewin, PE, SE
* TRANSPORTATION Engineering by James T. Ball, PE
* WATER Resources by Emmanual U. Nzewi, Ph.D., PE
* ENVIRONMENTAL Engineering by Deborah L. Thurston, Ph.D., PE and Yvonne F. Bernard
* GEOTECHNICAL Engineering by Joseph Spigolon, Ph.D., PE

These five test-focused, book-length resources (300+ pages each) on the CD-ROM give you every tool you need for peak performance on the Depth section!

* Test-specific expert tips
* Power and study techniques
* Numerous sample test problems and solutions
* In-depth study guide on each subject
* PDF for easy printout

STUDY QUICKLY AND EFFECTIVELY! Designed with busy engineers in mind, THE McGRAW-HILL CIVIL ENGINEERING PE EXAM GUIDE compresses what you need to know into an easy-to-use, easy-to-absorb format. This unbeatable package is also a great way to prepare for university exams, or simply to polish your professional credentials.

THE FIELD'S PREMIER PROFESSIONAL RESOURCE To supplement and enhance this complete examiantion-passing package, you also get a clocked edition of STANDARD HANDBOOK FOR CIVIL ENGINEERS, Fourth Edition. Use it as an additional study tool absolutely free for a full 30 days.

About the Author

Editor-in-Chief, R. Dodge Woodson has been active in the construction industry for more than twenty-five years. Self-employed since 1979, Woodson has been a leader in land development, the construction of residential properties and developments, and the real estate industry. The real-world field experience Woodson has gained over the years has been shared in many of the more than 60 books that Woodson has written. Presently, Woodson is heavily involved in publishing, book production, and real estate consulting services. His companies are located in northern Maine, where Woodson resides.

Editor, Kimberly Goines Griffin is a former newspaper reporter of several years, where she covered breaking city news and wrote feature articles, profiles, and a weekly column. Her other experience includes working as Senior Writer for a Washington, D.C.-based investment banking firm, and Editor/Desktop Publisher for a training support company located in Wilmington, North Carolina. She is a member of The Society for Technical Communication and Washington Independent Writers and currently works as a freelance writer and editor in the Washington, D.C. area. She received bachelor's degrees in Journalism and English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Masters degree in Technical and Professional Communication from East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C.

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1.0 out of 5 stars Wouldn't touch it with a 10-ft pole. April 11 2001
FYI, don't bother with this book - it doesn't come close to the competence of CERM7, is about 30% bigger than it needs to be because of the 14-pt type, many of the graphics are illegible, one of the CD's is only a duplicate of the text in the book (the other is a timed version of a good reference, but you can't print it, so it's not worth much), and the "depth" of the book is pretty thirsty at best. If you can pass the exam w/ this book as it advertises, then you don't need to study because you already know it all. Save you money - McGraw Hill is cutting and pasting it's way into your wallet if you buy this book.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed Nov. 1 2002
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My hope was to find a book with example problems that reflect the new PE exam format. This book has no end of chapter problems at all. And from what I read there was no difference in the depth and breadth sections. I did a side-by-side comparison of the environmental stuff and it was word for word. As far as I can tell the only thing the depth section (which is on CD) gives you is a bunch of charts you'll never use.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Errors galore! Sept. 10 2001
By A Customer
I have only been through half of the text portion of the book and am extremely disappointed and appalled at the number of errors found in the sample problems. Whether the errors are typos or computational, I don't think anyone can or should trust that what they try to review. Do not waste your money in buying this book.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Don' Buy IT Oct. 21 2002
The book is full of errors. It is hard to follow, even harder to reference to during the Exam. There is nearly not enough information to got a decent overview of some of the more difficult material. It was a complete waste of money for me.
I recommend the Lindeburg book.
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