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Roger is probably correct, I am referencing the second edition 
which is sitting on my desk with duct tape repairing the cover 
and binding.
Dennis

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From:	Roger Turk [SMTP:73527.1356(--nospam--at)compuserve.com]
Sent:	Wednesday, October 22, 1997 1:41 PM
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Subject:	RE: Good ASD book?

Dennis Wish wrote:

>Personally, I favor Steel Structures - Design and Behavior by 
Salmon &
Johnson ...

I tried teaching ASD from the 3rd edition of this book (as 
adjunct
faculty) and found it impossible!  While the book portends to 
cover both ASD
and LRFD, ASD is quickly submerged to where it can't be found. 
 Students
became so confused that I told them to put the book away and 
don't look at it
for the rest of the semester and for about 5 years afterward. 
 Then they
would be able to discern the differences and pick out what they 
wanted to
know.

The one good thing about this book is that it has included 
copies of
reference material, word-for-word, that I have sought out from 
time-to-time
over the years.

A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
Tucson, Arizona

[Def.  Adjunct - Something in addition to something else ... not 
necessary.]