How they gathered so much data in analog form into such a small package has us baffled, but we're sure the answer is in here somewhere.
Ohms's Law? Yes! The nominal strength and working load for 6 strand x 37 wire? Yes, it's right after the formula for load capacity loss due to line angle. The 1-800 number for Sabena Belgian World Airlines? Yes! Heimlich Maneuver on an infant? Yes! Mineral tables sorted Alphabetically, by hardness, by density, or by color? of course!
Also info on all types of glues, solvents, paints. World Television and electrical standards with diagrams of plugs. Screwdrives, types, threads. ASCII Codes, and the insulation R-value of Sheep's Wool. Lbs per cubic foot of Rosewood... is that Bolivian or East Indian Rosewood?
The one item we've looked for and haven't found yet is a map of the cat, but there's 864 pages crammed full of text and great diagrams, so we may have missed it, along with instructions on identifying poorly masked geek culture references.
Some updates to the 4th edition include:
Explosive limits of gases and vapors
Stopping distances for auto and railroad cars speed vs. skid marks both dry and wet conditions estimated speed based on skid marks velocity conversions
Computer ALT codes
Blood type distibution in the USA
CPR for animals
American Sign Lanuage - alphabet and numbers
Geographic Centers of the USA and states
Postal abbreviations for Canada and Mexico
Body Mass Index - CDC, Atlanta GA
Fuels and combustion temperatures
Flame or material color combustion temperatures
Animal names for groups, gender or age
Volcanic explosive index
Comonly available pumps
Weights of cold rolled steel sheet
Air discharge through 100 feet of hose
Pressure loss due to friction in 100 feet of air hose
Pressure loss due to friction in 100 feet of water hose
Theoretical discharge from nozzles of water at 60° F
Dew point tables
While we find the "Don't Panic" on the cover of our other favorite reference book to be reassuring, this book expands greatly on it's "Mostly Harmless" entry.
Printed in the USA.
Special offer - to get a hardcover copy for the softcover price - the coupon code is my favorite physicist's last name (all lowercase) followed by the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything.