Updated July 19, 2018 by Melissa Harr

The 10 Best Engineering Textbooks

video play icon 10 Best Engineering Textbooks
Engineering Economy
Mechanics: Statics & Dynamics
The Design of Everyday Things

This wiki has been updated 7 times since it was first published in July of 2018. Engineering is a discipline that demands much from its practitioners. After all, an engineer's decisions can affect the happiness and safety of large numbers of people. Fortunately, there are plenty of excellent textbooks that help those in this field become knowledgeable and productive. Our selections cover a range of sub-disciplines and topics, and some would even make great gifts to students. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best engineering textbook on Amazon.

10. Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach

9. To Engineer Is Human

8. Introduction to Environmental Engineering

7. Practical Electronics for Inventors

6. Schaum’s Outline of Advanced Mathematics

5. Engineering Economy

4. The Design of Everyday Things

3. Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction

2. Mechanics: Statics & Dynamics

1. Fundamentals: An Introduction


Melissa Harr
Last updated on July 19, 2018 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.


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