Instrument Engineer’s Yearbook 1997 – the annual manufacturers’ and users’ guide to instrumentation and control. Colin Carter. Institute of Measurement and Control (0181 387 4949). 147 A4 pages, softback. ISBN 0 904457 25 7. £44.
Again, the main industry reference guide to suppliers continues to beat all others. However, as always, it is dependent on companies responding to requests for updates, and regrettably a number of key suppliers that are leaders in the industry are omitted from this year’s edition – which means the `96 issue still has some more shelf life.
The directory lists some 2,000 suppliers, along with a cross reference to products supplied.
Main difference from last year is that the index is more fully cross-referenced. This publication remains one of the best free benefits for InstMC members.