edition, Based on the 2011 National Electrical Code®
A reader from Boston
This book is quite different from the typical do-it-yourself guides. It will not tell you how to rewire Aunt Sophie's favorite lamp. It will tell you about residential branch circuits, overcurrent devices (fuses and circuit breakers), outlet and switch boxes, residential and nonresidential lighting, special appliance circuits, safety, wiring methods, electric motors, and a great deal more.
It has an excellent section on how to modernize old work, including how to run wiring through ceilings, walls, and from floor-to-floor. And in case you've forgotten how, it also has a clear illustration of how to tie an Underwriter's Knot (see page 355)!
This really is an excellent book, obviously written by a person who has many years of practical experience and knows what he is talking about. It would serve well as a vocational school text and as a fine general reference book for the homeowner and for journeyman electrician. To round it out, it is well illustrated, has useful NEC ampacity and load tables in the appendices, and has a very comprehensive index.
Reviewers: Judges in the Benjamin Franklin Awards competition
Also: “The classic in its field—this edition is very good, with clear, good illustrations and an excellent index.”
“Well-organized and easy to read.”