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Philbin, Tom 1934-

Overview
Works: 100 works in 247 publications in 3 languages and 13,640 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Dictionaries  History  Terminology  Catalogs  Interviews  Biography  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author
Classifications: TH5311, 683.0294
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tom Philbin
The complete illustrated guide to everything sold in hardware stores by Tom Philbin( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to hire a home improvement contractor without getting chiseled by Tom Philbin( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experienced home contractor offers reliable advice to readers on how to avoid the scams and get the most for their money--now updated to reflect the latest prices, materials, and consumer-protection information. 90 photos. 86 diagrams & charts
The 100 greatest inventions of all time : a ranking past and present by Tom Philbin( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the wheel to the washing machine and from the printing press to the photocopier, this book is a compilation of the top 100 inventions of all time, including details about the people who created them
The encyclopedia of hardware by Tom Philbin( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed for the do-it-yourselfer. It gives an overview of general, electrical and plumbing hardware available in most retail stores. Gives some guidance on differences between products, tips on product use, and covers items which should be commonly available. Well illustrated with line drawings. Indexed
I, monster : serial killers in their own chilling words by Tom Philbin( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis: What goes through the dark minds of such notorious killers as Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, David Berkowitz ("Son of Sam"), John Wayne Gacy, Dennis Rader (the "BTK Killer"), and others? In this chilling book, you'll read exactly what they were thinking in their own words as they committed horrible crimes. Using court transcripts and police interviews, veteran true-crime and crime-fiction writer Tom Philbin has compiled the testimony of twenty infamous serial killers-nineteen men and one woman. For fans of crime stories who look for realism, this book is like no other. The descriptions couldn't be more realistic since, in effect, the book is written by the serial killers themselves. Their words range from the bizarre and weirdly fascinating to the revolting and horrific. In each case, Philbin provides a background profile to give readers a sense of the context from which these monsters emerged. Though they come from different backgrounds, nationalities, and generations, their words do reveal certain common elements. Not one evinces any sense of compassion or sensitivity in regard to their victims. They appear to be unable to control the impulses that lead them to kill. And in many cases, they derive a perverse sexual satisfaction from their deeds. Taking true-crime reading to a new level of immediacy, this disturbing book offers a glimpse into the worst side of human nature
Masons and builders library by Louis M Dezettel( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume on the fundamentals of concrete is a valuable reference book for those interested in any phase of concrete work. The information presented in this book shows you how to do your own repairs in concrete and tells you what you should know if you have a particular job to be done by a contractor
Pumps by Harry L Stewart( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pumps and hydraulic equipment are now used in more facets of industry than ever before. Whether you are a pump operator or you encounter pumps and hydraulic systems through your work in another skilled trade, a basic knowledge of the practical features, principles, installation, and maintenance of such systems is essential. You'll find it all here, fully updated with real-world examples and 21st-century applications
Barbaro : a nation's love story by Tom Philbin( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the story of Barbaro, the Triple Crown contender whose unlikely fight back from almost certain death from a shattered leg and ensuing complications captured the hearts of a nation that responded with a stunning display of love
Two minutes to glory : the official history of the Kentucky Derby by Pamela K Brodowsky( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An official account of the history of the Kentucky Derby combines photographs with facts and statistics, in a comprehensive resource that shares victory and loss stories for every Derby since 1875
Black & Decker power tool carpentry( Book )

3 editions published between 1978 and 1982 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basic plumbing by Tom Philbin( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cop speak : the lingo of law enforcement and crime by Tom Philbin( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the "git-go" until the case is "cleared," law enforcement officials - and the criminals they pursue - have a language all their own. In CopSpeak, Tom Philbin sets the record straight with a fun, factual, and fascinating compilation that's part dictionary, part encyclopedia, and all entertaining. From "Abe" (five dollars' worth of illegal drugs) to "zombie" (a police officer who works at night), CopSpeak is "phat" (cool). Take a "taste" (sampling):" "Shank: A knife or other sharp instrument used by prison inmates. Prisoners are ingenious at making shanks. They have been constructed from everything from a metal bed slat to a toothbrush handle in which a razor is embedded. "At any given time, ' said one ex-convict, "there's enough shanks in a prison to open a cutlery factory.""--Jacket
The illustrated dictionary of building terms by Tom Philbin( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Philbin's costwise bathroom remodeling : a guide to renovating or improving your bath by Tom Philbin( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pneumatics and hydraulics : a revision of Fluid power, by Harry L. Stewart by Harry L Stewart( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Killer book of serial killers : incredible stories, facts, and trivia from the world of serial killers by Tom Philbin( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: The Killer Book of Serial Killers is the ultimate resource (and gift) for any true crime fan and student of the bizarre world of serial killers. Filled with stories, trivia, quizzes, quotes, photos, and odd facts about the world's most notorious murderers, this is the perfect bathroom reader for anyone fascinated with serial killers. The stories and trivia cover such killers as: John Wayne Gacy; Ted Bundy; BTK Killer; Jack the Ripper; Green River Killer; Serial killers around the world; And many more. Bathroom readers have enjoyed considerable success as a format, selling millions of copies. The Killer Book series brings this format to the rabid true crime audience. Including more than 40 black & white photos, this is a must for true crime fans
The killer book of cold cases : incredible stories, facts, and trivia from the most baffling true crime cases of all time by Tom Philbin( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Go behind the scenes and deep into the investigations for some of the most notorious cold cases of all time-- from disappearances and bombings to murders and kidnappings. In some the criminals were eventually brought to justice-- but some may still be on the loose!
The killer book of true crime : incredible stories, facts and trivia from the world of murder and mayhem by Tom Philbin( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Killer Book of True Crime is the ultimate collection of in-depth stories, trivia, quizzes, quotes and photos gruesome and interesting enough to make any crime buff shudder in horrified delight
The killer book of infamous murders : incredible stories, facts, and trivia from the world's most notorious murders by Tom Philbin( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Killer Book of Infamous Murders is the ultimate resource and gift for any true crime fan and student of the bizarre world of murder and mayhem
The New American dream dictionary : the complete language of dreams in easy-to-understand form by Joan Seaman( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an alphabetical listing of more than three thousand of the most common dream images, meanings, symbols, and feelings, drawn from a variety of cultural traditions as well as the interpretations of Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud, and other notables
 
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The 100 greatest inventions of all time : a ranking past and present
Alternative Names
Philbin, Thomas.

Philbin, Thomas 1934-

Philbin, Thomas J.

Philbin, Thomas J., 1934-

フィルビン, トム

Languages
English (78)

Italian (2)

Urdu (1)

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The 100 greatest inventions of all time : a ranking past and presentI, monster : serial killers in their own chilling wordsBarbaro : a nation's love storyTwo minutes to glory : the official history of the Kentucky DerbyCop speak : the lingo of law enforcement and crimeThe illustrated dictionary of building termsTom Philbin's costwise bathroom remodeling : a guide to renovating or improving your bathThe Killer book of serial killers : incredible stories, facts, and trivia from the world of serial killers