The 3rd edition continues to offer a comprehensive overview of the equipment and mechanical systems commonly used in manufacturing industries. Based on the needs of mechanics, technicians and engineers, this book combines principles of operation with troubleshooting and servicing procedures. It is intended for students in the classroom learning how to use this equipment, and for actual on-the-job training. This edition also offers a new chapter on industrial pneumatics, including coverage of coolers, dryers, safety and maintenance. Reviewer Comments: This book is well written and covers a good deal of material. It will be a sound foundation for mechanical classes I would have no reservations about adopting the text. ---Jason Kefover, York Technical College Compact and to the point. Brief enough to keep the readers interest and long and detailed enough to fully explain subjects and concepts. This is a book that should be kept for reference later in a students career. ---Michael Case, Middle Georgia Technical CollegeChastain, Larry is the author of 'Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance', published 2008 under ISBN 9780135150962 and ISBN 0135150965.