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Nilson's book is a continuation of the line of concrete texts started by 
Urquart & O'Rourke, and continued on as Urquart, O'Rourke & Winter, and then 
had several permutations of the author's names, now with Nilson appearing as
the senior author.

Urquart, O'Rourke & Winter was the text that was used for the elementary 
reinforced concrete course that I took in school, but I don't think that I 
ever referred to it until after I got out of school, however, I do think 
that it is a very good book.  The lecture notes were sufficient to do 
assigned problems, which didn't come from the text either.

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

Gerard Madden asked:

. > Is the Nilson book good?

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