The 10 Best Engineering Textbooks

Updated July 19, 2018 by Melissa Harr

10 Best Engineering Textbooks
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We spent 27 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. 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 picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. 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


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Last updated on July 19, 2018 by Melissa Harr

Melissa is a writer, editor, and EFL educator from the U.S. She's worked in the field since earning her B.A. in 2012, during which time she's judged fiction contests, taught English in Asia, and authored e-courses about arts and crafts. In her free time, she likes to make stuff out of sticks and string.


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