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Subject: List of common college textbooks
Category: Reference, Education and News > Education
Asked by: bakshi01-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 23 Apr 2003 07:44 PDT
Expires: 23 May 2003 07:44 PDT
Question ID: 194359
I am looking to start a used text book business.  I need a pretty good
list of textbooks that are commonly used by professional students
(engineers, Doctors etc.).  The most important thing about this list
should be the fact that they are pretty universally used all over the
country in these courses, so that I may go about sourcing them.  A
very useful book would be for example - Transport Phenomena (Hardcover
Textbook, 1960) Other Editions... Author: Edwin N. Lightfoot, R. Byron
Bird, Warren E. Stewart.  This book is useful is because this book is
very commonly used in practically all engineering schools.  I need a
long list of such books so that I may find them.  Thanks.

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 24 Apr 2003 19:44 PDT
Hello bakshi01-ga, and good luck with your venture. 
 
There doesn't seem to be a single source of information about textbook
sales -- most of what I've seen thus far focus on particular
categories (the Top 10 Psychology Texts, for instance) but there are
just too many of these to mine for information.

I think that's why you're question has gone unanswered thus far.  
  
However, there is some info out there that might be useful to you. 
Amazon.com makes known it best selling text books in the following
categories:
 
Architecture 
Business & Finance 
Computer Science & Information Systems 
Education 
Engineering 
Humanities 
Law 
Medicine 
Science & Mathematics 
Social Sciences 
 
In addition, they also include bestsellers for other categories of
interest to students, such as Career Guides, College Guides, Cliffs
Notes, etc.
 
It is a bit of work to extract the information for each category from
the Amazon site -- not difficult, really, but it is time-consuming. 

Hate to say it, but I don't have the patience myself to pull out lists
from all the categories.  But I would gladly compile a "top-sellers"
list for 3 or 4 of the category areas of your choosing, and provide
instructions for how to go about getting the remaining lists for
yourself.
 
Let me know if this would be suitable as an answer, or if there is
another approach that would work even better for your needs.

Clarification of Question by bakshi01-ga on 26 Apr 2003 07:31 PDT
I will settle for a detailed list in only the following categories-

Engineering
Medicine
Computer Science & Information Systems
Medicine

But I wonder if Amazon sales are good proxy for actual textbook sales?
Thanks

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 26 Apr 2003 08:12 PDT
As I said earlier, I'd be happy to extract the information from
Amazon.  But I don't want you to just "settle" for any old answer.  If
this information would be useful to you in helping to set up your
business, then I am happy to provide it.  But if not, there's little
sense in digging up information that won't be of help to you.

Here are the top 20 listing from Engineering:  you'll notice that
Transport Phenomena is right up near the top of the list.  If this
information looks to be useful to you, I'm happy to provide the top 20
from Amazon for the other categories you mentioned, along with
instructions about how to compile such information yourself (which
will be very useful in the future, when you want to get updated
information as to what's selling!):



The Art of Electronics 
by Paul Horowitz (Author), Winfield Hill (Author) 

 
Statistics for Experimenters 
by George E. P. Box (Author), et al 
 
 
Transport Phenomena, 2nd Edition 
by R. Byron Bird (Author), et al 

 
Understanding Digital Signal Processing 
by Richard G. Lyons 
 
 
Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook 
by Richard D. Palmer 
  

Roark's Formulas for Stress and Strain 
by Raymond J. Roark, et al  
  

Advanced Engineering Mathematics 
by Erwin Kreyszig (Author) 
 

Digital Communications: Fundamentals and Applications (2nd Edition) 
by Bernard Sklar


Crisis Management: Planning and Media Relations for the Design and
Construction Industry
by Janine L. Reid (Author)


Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits 
by Behzad Razavi


Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits (4th Edition) 
by Paul R. Gray, et al


Elements of Information Theory 
by Thomas M. Cover (Author), Joy A. Thomas (Author)


Wireless Communications: Principles and Practice (2nd Edition) 
by Theodore S. Rappaport, Theodore Rappaport


Electrochemical Methods : Fundamentals and Applications 
by Allen J. Bard (Author), Larry R. Faulkner (Author)


Project Planning, Scheduling & Control, 3rd Edition 
by James P. Lewis


Digital Image Processing (2nd Edition) 
by Rafael C. Gonzalez, Richard E. Woods


Wastewater Engineering: Treatment and Reuse 
by George Tchobanoglous, et al


Rocket Propulsion Elements, 7th Edition 
by George P. Sutton (Author), Oscar Biblarz (Author)


Refrigeration & AC Technology 
by Bill Whitman, et al


Microelectronic Circuits (Oxford Series in Electrical Engineering) 
by Adel S. Sedra, Kenneth C. Smith

----------


Let me know if I should post the other categories you mentioned as an
answer.

Clarification of Question by bakshi01-ga on 26 Apr 2003 15:51 PDT
The list seems useful, except can we make the list longer, as long for
each of those 4 subjects as you can make them.  The fact that
transport phenomena was on the list makes me quite comfortable of the
quality of the information.  And could you also tell me how I can do
this myself for my future reference.
Thanks.
Answer  
Subject: Re: List of common college textbooks
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 26 Apr 2003 16:38 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
 
Hello Bakshi01-ga.

You're lucky I'm such a sweetheart.  I normally don't care for the
questions that involve a ton of cutting and pasting, but once I
started down the road, I figured I owed ya!.  Actually, it turned out
to be pretty interesting to see what the young bucks in university are
poking their collective noses into these days.

The information about best selling textbooks can be found at:

http://www.amazon.com/textbooks


On the left hand side of the page is a box headed:   "Browse
Textbooks" followed by a clickable list of topic areas:
    

Architecture
Business & Finance
Computer Science & Information Systems
Education
Engineering
Humanities
Law
Medicine
Science & Mathematics
Social Sciences
 
 
Just click on the topic of interest.  This will take you to a page
that begins to list -- on the right hand side -- the top sellers in
the category.  At the bottom of the list is a link that says "More Top
Sellers" which will take you to an extended list.  The list is
hundreds of books long!  I stopped at the top 50, but you can
certainly extend it into the hundreds if that is your desire.

With a fair amount of cutting and pasting and editing, you wind up
with the lists below in the categories you identified.

I hope this is the information you need.  But if anything is unclear,
just post a Request for Clarification, and I'll be glad to assist you
further.

And of course, best of luck in your new venture.

Pafalafa-ga

----------------------------


ENGINEERING
 

The Art of Electronics 
by Paul Horowitz (Author), Winfield Hill (Author) 

 
Statistics for Experimenters 
by George E. P. Box (Author), et al 
 
 
Transport Phenomena, 2nd Edition 
by R. Byron Bird (Author), et al 

 
Understanding Digital Signal Processing 
by Richard G. Lyons 
 
 
Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook 
by Richard D. Palmer 
  

Roark's Formulas for Stress and Strain 
by Raymond J. Roark, et al  
  

Advanced Engineering Mathematics 
by Erwin Kreyszig (Author) 
 

Digital Communications: Fundamentals and Applications (2nd Edition) 
by Bernard Sklar


Crisis Management: Planning and Media Relations for the Design and
Construction Industry
by Janine L. Reid (Author)


Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits 
by Behzad Razavi


Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits (4th Edition) 
by Paul R. Gray, et al


Elements of Information Theory 
by Thomas M. Cover (Author), Joy A. Thomas (Author)


Wireless Communications: Principles and Practice (2nd Edition) 
by Theodore S. Rappaport, Theodore Rappaport


Electrochemical Methods : Fundamentals and Applications 
by Allen J. Bard (Author), Larry R. Faulkner (Author)


Project Planning, Scheduling & Control, 3rd Edition 
by James P. Lewis


Digital Image Processing (2nd Edition) 
by Rafael C. Gonzalez, Richard E. Woods


Wastewater Engineering: Treatment and Reuse 
by George Tchobanoglous, et al


Rocket Propulsion Elements, 7th Edition 
by George P. Sutton (Author), Oscar Biblarz (Author)


Refrigeration & AC Technology 
by Bill Whitman, et al


Microelectronic Circuits (Oxford Series in Electrical Engineering) 
by Adel S. Sedra, Kenneth C. Smith

Factory Physics 
by Wallace J. Hopp, Mark L. Spearman


Digital Communications 
by John G. Proakis


Marks' Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers 
by Eugene A. Avallone (Editor), Theodore, III Baumeister (Editor)


CMOS Circuit Design, Layout, and Simulation 
by R. Jacob Baker (Author), et al


High-Speed Digital System Design: A Handbook of Interconnect Theory
and Design Practices
by Stephen H. Hall (Author), et al


Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings, 9th Edition 
by Benjamin Stein (Author), John S. Reynolds (Author)


Steam Plant Operation 
by Thomas F. Lammers, et al


Discrete-Time Signal Processing (2nd Edition) 
by Alan V. Oppenheim, et al


CMOS Analog Circuit Design 
by Allen, et al


Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology 
by Michael Quirk, Julian Serda


HVAC Equations, Data and Rules of Thumb 
by Arthur A., Jr. Bell


Instrumentation for Process Measurement and Control, Third Editon 
by Norman A. Anderson


Introduction To Fourier Optics 
by Joseph W. Goodman


Microwave Transistor Amplifiers: Analysis and Design (2nd Edition) 
by Guillermo Gonzalez


What Went Wrong?: Case Histories of Process Plant Disasters 
by Trevor A. Kletz


Product Design and Development 
by Karl T. Ulrich, Steven D. Eppinger


The PDMA ToolBook for New Product Development 
by Paul Belliveau (Editor), et al


Construction Funding: The Process of Real Estate Development,
Appraisal, and Finance
by Nathan S. Collier (Author), et al


Microchip Fabrication: A Practical Guide to Semiconductor Processing 
by Peter Van Zant


Design of Wood Structures - ASD 
by Donald E. Breyer, et al


Computational Fluid Dynamics 
by John D., Jr. Anderson


Grob: Basic Electronics 
by Bernard Grob


Digital Integrated Circuits (2nd Edition) 
by Jan M. Rabaey, et al


Neural and Adaptive Systems: Fundamentals through Simulations 
by Josť C. Principe (Author), et al


Microwave Engineering 
by David M. Pozar (Author)


Chemical Process Safety: Fundamentals with Applications (2nd Edition)
by Daniel A. Crowl, Joseph F. Louvar


Steel Structures: Design and Behavior (4th Edition) 
by Charles G. Salmon, John E. Johnson


Elementary Surveying: An Introduction to Geomatics, 10th Edition 
by Paul R. Wolf, Charles D. Ghilani


Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering (3rd Edition) 
by H. Scott Fogler, Scott H. Fogler 

-----------------------------------

MEDICINE


Robbins Pathologic Basis of Disease 
by Ramzi S. Cotran, et al


Stedman's Medical Dictionary 
by Thomas Lathrop Stedman


Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine 
by Eugene Braunwald M.D. (Editor), et al


Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary (Standard Version) 
by W. A. Newman Dorland (Editor), Douglas M. Anderson (Preface)


Goodman & Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics 
by Joel G. Hardman (Editor), et al


The Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice (7th Edition) 
by Sandra M. Nettina (Editor)


Clinical Pediatric Neurology: A Signs and Symptoms Approach 
by Gerald M. Fenichel, et al


Principles of Neural Science 
by Eric R. Kandel (Editor), et al


Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide 
by Judith E. Tintinalli (Editor), et al


Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics: 16th Edition 
by Richard E. Behrman (Editor), et al


Human Anatomy & Physiology (5th Edition) 
by Elaine Nicpon Marieb


Essentials of Musculoskeletal Care 
by Walter B., Md. Greene (Editor), et al


Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques 
by Anne Griffin Perry, et al


Introduction to Biostatistics 
by Thomas Glover, Kevin Mitchell


Biostatistical Analysis (4th Edition) 
by Jerrold H. Zar


Fundamentals of Nursing: Concepts, Processes and Practice, Sixth
Edition
by Barbara Kozier, et al


Physical Examination of the Spine and Extremities 
by Stanley, Md Hoppenfeld, Richard Hutton


Principles and Practice of Clinical Research 
by John Gallin (Editor)


The 5-Minute Veterinary Consult: Canine and Feline 
by Lawrence Patrick Tilley, et al


Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science (7th Edition) 
by Richard Saferstein


A Compendium of Neuropsychological Tests: Administration, Norms, and
Commentary
by Otfried Spreen, Esther Strauss


Textbook of Clinical Echocardiography 
by Catherine M. Otto


Kirk's Fire Investigation (5th Edition) 
by John D. DeHaan


Sectional Anatomy for Imaging Professionals


Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians 
by Dennis M. McCurnin (Editor), Joanna M. Bassert (Editor)


The Wills Eye Manual: Office and Emergency Room Diagnosis and
Treatment of Eye Disease
by Douglas J. Rhee (Editor), et al


Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes 
by Shirley Sahrmann


Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults & Children 
by Kathryn L. McCance (Editor), Sue E. Huether (Editor)


The Practice of Nursing Research: Conduct, Critique, & Utilization 
by Nancy, Phd Burns, Susan K., Ph.D. Grove


Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-IV-TR (Text
Revision)
by American Psychiatric Association


Cecil Textbook of Medicine (Single Volume) 
by Russell L. Cecil (Editor), et al


Community & Public Health Nursing 
by Marcia Stanhope (Editor), Jeanette Lancaster (Editor)


Assistive Technologies: Principles and Practice (2nd Edition) 
by Albert M. Cook, Susan M. Hussey


Statistical Methods in Bioinformatics 
by Gregory R. Grant, Warren J. Ewens


Glencoe Medical Assisting Review: Passing the CMA and RMA Exams,
Student Text with CD ROM
by Jahangir Moini


Squire's Fundamentals of Radiology 
by Robert A. Novelline, Lucy Frank Fundamentals of Radiology Squire


A Guide to Treatments That Work 
by Peter E. Nathan (Editor), Jack M. Gorman (Editor)


Clinical Anesthesia 
by MD Paul G. Barash (Editor), et al


Applied Therapeutics: The Clinical Use of Drugs 
by Mary Anne Koda-Kimble (Editor), et al


Physical Rehabilitation: Assessment and Treatment 
by Susan B. O'Sullivan (Editor), Thomas J. Schmitz (Editor)


Remington: The Science and Practice of Pharmacy 
by Alfonso R. Gennaro (Editor), A. L. Gennaro


Foundations of Chinese Medicine: A Comprehensive Text for
Acupuncturists and Herbalists
by Giovanni Maciocia


Manic-Depressive Illness 
by Frederick K. Goodwin M.D., Kay Redfield Jamison


Textbook of Physical Diagnosis: History and Examination 
by Mark H. Swartz


Pharmacology for Nursing Care (Book with Access to Mosby's GenRx +
Simon Website)
by Richard A. Lehne, W B Saunders


Applied Survival Analysis: Regression Modeling of Time to Event Data 
by David W. Hosmer Jr., Stanley Lemeshow


Clinical Pharmacology and Nursing Management 
by Laurel A. Eisenhauer (Editor), et al


Wilderness Medicine 
by Paul S. Auerbach (Editor)


Pharmaceutical Calculations 
by Howard C., Ph.D. Ansel, Mitchell J. Stoklosa


Equine Breeding Management and Artificial Insemination 
by Juan C. Samper (Editor)  

---------------------------------

COMPUTER SCIENCE AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS


Design Patterns 
by Erich Gamma, et al


Programming Windows, The Definitive Guide to the Win32 API 
by Charles Petzold


The C++ Standard Library: A Tutorial and Reference 
by Nicolai M. Josuttis


The C++ Programming Language (Special 3rd Edition) 
by Bjarne Stroustrup


Applying UML and Patterns: An Introduction to Object-Oriented Analysis
and Design and the Unified Process (2nd Edition)
by Craig Larman


Financial Modeling - 2nd Edition 
by Simon Benninga, Benjamin Czaczkes


Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Second Edition 
by Michael Meyers, Mike Meyers


Modern Operating Systems (2nd Edition) 
by Andrew Tanenbaum


Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach 
by John L. Hennessy, et al


Internetworking with TCP/IP Vol.1: Principles, Protocols, and
Architecture (4th Edition)
by Douglas Comer


Envisioning Information 
by Edward R. Tufte


The Capability Maturity Model: Guidelines for Improving the Software
Process
by Mark C. Paulk, et al


UNIX Network Programming 
by W. Richard Stevens


The Protocols (TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1) 
by W. Richard Stevens


MCSE Training Kit, Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server : Microsoft Exchange
2000 Server Implementation and Administration
by Kay Unkroth, Microsoft


Advanced Programming in the UNIX(R) Environment 
by W. Richard Stevens


Internet Routing Architectures (2nd Edition) 
by Sam Halabi, et al


Managing the Software Process 
by Watts S. Humphrey


Computer Organization and Design: The Hardware/Software Interface 
by David A. Patterson, et al


UNIX Network Programming, Volume 2: Interprocess Communications (2nd
Edition)
by W. Richard Stevens, Richard W. Stevens


Understanding Digital Signal Processing 
by Richard G. Lyons


Mastering the Requirements Process 
by Suzanne Robertson, James Robertson


The Unified Modeling Language User Guide 
by Grady Booch, et al


Interconnections: Bridges, Routers, Switches, and Internetworking
Protocols (2nd Edition)
by Radia Perlman


Compilers: Principles, Techniques, and Tools 
by Alfred V. Aho, et al


Statistics for Managers Using Microsoft Excel (3rd Edition) 
by David M. Levine, et al


A+ Complete Study Guide 
by David Groth, et al


Digital Communications: Fundamentals and Applications (2nd Edition) 
by Bernard Sklar


Genetic Algorithms in Search, Optimization and Machine Learning 
by David E. Goldberg


Operating System Concepts, 6th Edition 
by Abraham Silberschatz (Author), et al


ANSI Common LISP 
by Paul Graham


Managing Software Requirements: A Unified Approach (The Addison-Wesley
Object Technology Series)
by Dean Leffingwell, et al


Machine Learning 
by Tom M. Mitchell


Systems Analysis and Design Methods 5e 
by Jeffrey L. Whitten, et al


Concepts of Programming Languages (5th Edition) 
by Robert W. Sebesta


MCSE Windows 2000 Server Study Guide (EXAM 70-215) (Book/CD-ROM) 
by Thomas Shinder (Editor), et al


Information Technology for Management: Transforming Business in the
Digital Economy
by Efraim Turban (Author), et al


The Unified Software Development Process 
by Ivar Jacobson, et al


Algorithms on Strings, Trees, and Sequences: Computer Science and
Computational Biology
by Dan Gusfield (Author)


Platinum Edition Using XHTML, XML and Java 2 
by Eric Ladd (Editor), et al


Digital Image Processing (2nd Edition) 
by Rafael C. Gonzalez, Richard E. Woods


The Implementation (TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 2) 
by Gary R. Wright, et al


Troubleshooting, Maintaining & Repairing PCs 
by Stephen J. Bigelow


Data & Computer Communications (6th Edition) 
by William Stallings


The Mathematica Book 
by Stephen Wolfram (Author)


Computer Graphics: Principles and Practice in C (2nd Edition) 
by James D. Foley, et al


Discrete-Time Signal Processing (2nd Edition) 
by Alan V. Oppenheim, et al


Managing A Programming Project: Processes and People (3rd Edition) 
by Philip W. Metzger, John Boddie (Contributor)


Discrete Mathematics and its Applications 
by Kenneth H. Rosen


Design of the Unix Operating System 
by Marice J. Bach, Maurice Bach
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