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21 Things Every Future Engineer Should Know
A Practical Guide for Parents and Students
by Pat Remick & Frank Cook

An overview of the engineering profession like you've never seen before. For high school and college students (
and their parents), it also belongs in every middle school, high school and college library. Although primarily targeted to high school students and above, 21 Things also contains important tips for middle-school and elementary students.
Some of the nation's top engineers and academics participated in the development of this book, but the result is far from academic or stodgy. Quick-moving and entertaining, 21 Things for engineers offers advice on preparing for college and succeeding on campus and in the workplace. It details a wide variety of engineering disciplines, providing a look at salaries, employment trends, and fun things you can do in each field. Packed with resources, this book offers opportunities to learn as much as you want about the exciting and creative profession of engineering. From Kaplan Publishing.

21 Things EveryHome Inspector Should Know
Practical Advice for Building a Successful Home Inspection Career
By Frank Cook & Pat Remick

If you're looking for an opportunity to be your own boss and set your hours by becoming a home inspector, you've come to the right place. 21 Things for home inspectors touches on all aspects of the home inspection business, from setting up your own small business, to the equipment you'll need, the reasons you'll want to embrace a strict code of ethics and even a little legal background to help you understand the requirements of the job. A guide to help new home inspectors understand their changing industry. From Dearborn, a division of Kaplan.



Pat also was an unpaid advisor on Frank's best-selling books:

21 Things I Wish My Broker Had Told Me     
Practical Advice for New Real Estate Professionals, 2nd Edition

A blunt and often humorous look at the real estate business as only insiders could describe it. 21 Things for real estate agents is full of personal interviews with people who made it in the business, people who are trying to make it, and even a few who didn't make it. It talks about who should get in, who should stay out, and who is most likely to stick it out for the long term. Voted the No. 1 "classic" read by the National Association of Realtors, don't get a real estate license until you read this book! From Dearborn.

You're Not Buying That House, Are You?
Everything to Think About Before Signing on the Dotted L

Let's face it, the fun part of real estate is looking at houses: The tough part is living with the decision you've made after you move in. Who thought you would have to spend so much for just the right couch? Who knew the neighbors belonged to heavy metal band and practice until 3 in the morning? Who knew the street in front of your new home would become a speedway when the high school dismisses for the day? You're Not Buying That House is a fun look at homeownership with more than a few thoughts about how you can protect yourself. From Dearborn.