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.
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.