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"Internal Combustion Engine Handbook� Is A Must-Have Reference

Warrendale, PA, March 15, 2005 - Bringing together almost 100 authors from science and industry, co-editors Richard van Basshuysen and Fred Schäfer offer the latest and most comprehensive reference tool on engine development under one title, the “Internal Combustion Engine Handbook: Basics, Components, Systems and Perspectives.” Originally published in German, this reliable source for day-to-day advice and information is now available in English from SAE International.

The “Internal Combustion Engine Handbook” compiles the work of 96 leading subject-matter experts into 868 pages with over 1,260 illustrations (many in color) and nearly 700 bibliographical references, resulting in one convenient source that also is indexed for easy use

In addition to gathering the most up-to-date information on engine development the editors also focused on balancing theory and practice. This desirable ratio was actually what attracted so many authors to the project. Considering the complexity of the modern internal combustion engine, far-reaching cooperation was essential to compiling this comprehensive manual – no one professional could possibly present all the critical interplays in full-spectrum.

Both the history and future of the combustion engine also are explored in this ground-breaking text. Many new approaches to issues such as fuel consumption and environmental compatibility point to the developmental direction and potential of this multi-faceted subject.

Because of its topical breadth and depth, the “Internal Combustion Engine Handbook” allows the reader to thoroughly and concisely research common – and uncommon – technical questions. Thermodynamic fundamentals, engine components, and the powertrain are just a trio of the many subjects explored.

“Internal Combustion Engine Handbook: Basics, Components, Systems and Perspectives,” edited by Richard van Basshuysen and Fred Schäfer.

Price: $149.95 List/$119.96 Member
ISBN # 0-7680-1139-6
868 pps., Hardcover, December 2004
Order No. R-345