This recently published 380 page manual, written by Grant E. Jacobs,
is a complete introduction to trades-related blueprint reading. Useful in
the field or as a textbook for vocational or technical college courses in
basic blueprint reading, it includes a wealth of information on drawing
types, conventions, and interpretation. The book's format, larger than other
IPT manuals, allows for inclusion of complete industrial drawings. Each
section includes review questions. Based on its focus on industrial skills,
it is a perfect complement to the IPT Pipe Trades and IPT Metal Trades manuals.
If you lay out, weld, fabricate, or hoist steel pipe, plate or structural
shapes this is will be an indispensable resource.