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I had a graduate course in buckling that covered the material in this book. It would have been nice to have this as a textbook for that course. It clearly explains where many of the formulas in the AISC code come from. (e.g. alignment charts) A few cautionary notes: a lot of mathematical details are left out; the reader will have to fill them in. A very strong background in structural engineering is required to understand this book.
The last half of the book is not as good as the first half because there's only a summary of AISC procedures. There's less theoretical development towards the end of the book.
Finally, I take exception to some of the terminology used in some places in this book. (e.g. not making a clear distinction between deflection and deformation) The authors are a bit sloppy at that and its quite inexcuseable considering their high caliber and position within this field. When I pay over $100 for a book I expect some editorial process to correct these things, but I guess not. Definitely worth buying regardless.
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