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by Russell C Brinker

This thoroughly revised international edition offers an introduction to surveying. Chapters are arranged in a logical and progressive order, with earlier chapters covering more fundamental material suitable for any first course in surveying and later chapters covering more advanced topics. This new S.I. edition puts students in touch with the technological advances in topics such as glopal positioning systems, geographic information systems and land information systems. It contains over 800 end-of-chapter problems.
Download Elementary Surveying, Sixth Edition (The IEP Series in Civil Engineering) epub
ISBN: 0700224939
ISBN13: 978-0700224937
Category: Engineering
Subcategory: Engineering
Author: Russell C Brinker
Language: English
Publisher: IEP-A Dun-Donnelley Publishers; 6th edition (1977)
Pages: 568 pages
ePUB size: 1488 kb
FB2 size: 1441 kb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 479
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I bought this when I was running multiple survey crews over the course of 8 years. I found that it wound up serving as a paper weight or a door stop more often then not. With the high tech stuff we used to layout sites, we didn't need a book that spend 60% of it's space trying to teach super complex mathematics. Most of what this book is trying to teach is done in every single surveying tool either automatically, or by inputting a few settings in something like autocad or Terramodel.

I was the supervisor of numerous college kids just coming out of survey programs in NC State, or Wake Tech, and the poor guys didn't have a clue. They could tell me how to calculate various things on paper, but real world application they had no idea. This book would have been better off teaching more about the equipment and techniques used, instead of trying to do what it did.

It'd be like taking a class entitled "Introduction to Windows 7" and they spent 90% of the class trying to teach you to write/compile the computer code yourself.
I am shocked that there are ANY positive reviews, and am highly suspect of the five star ones.

This book needs massive amounts of editing. There are few examples of equations and concepts; of the few that are, about a third of them are incorrect in one form or another (either they refer back to the wrong data, they skip steps, simply get the math wrong...). This is infuriating. I would like to see many more logically worked out examples, if they can manage to get it straight themselves before printing. On chapter review questions, only a very few have answers in the appendix; these are simple answers, not worked out, and not surprisingly, often incorrect.

Also, this book seems to go out of it's way to explain concepts in the most complex manner possible. If it could choose between a ten word sentance an entry level engineering student or even layman could understand, or two paragraphs of engineering-ese, it'll choose the latter.

This book has potential to be very good, with development and editing. Just amazing that it's in it's eleventh printing, reads like a diassembled beta copy. AWFUL.
Great book for this engineering class, kept it for work as well.
Bought for a class, useful but could use some updates
shipping was fast but it was not the book I intend to keep, should have rented
Good reference book for any survey office and for personnel just starting out in the Surveying Profession.
I bought this book for the Civil PE Surveying test. I would recommend its use for this test. I found several answers directly from this book, answers that weren't in the typical test prep book that most people buy.

I'd recommend buying this book and also one old, outdated text book (pre 1980's at least). The exam seems to have some questions that are more of historical note than they are relavent to modern surveying - I had a couple of answers that weren't in this version of the book but were in the 6th edition, because the topic covered has become outdated.
Wow! For that price, I really can't complain much. I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in this product. Thank you again!