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The Complete Book of Home Inspection (2nd edition), by Norman Becker (TAB Books, 1993; 800/822-8138). Softcover, 71/2x9, 263 pages. $12.95. Most home inspection titles I've reviewed all say pretty much the same thing in slightly different ways. The Complete Book of Home Inspection is no exception, but it does have unique qualities. Author Norman Becker recommends a systematic approach to exterior, interior, and electromechanical inspection, and leads the reader through each topic in detail, including paving and landscaping, insects and rot, and all types of heating. Each chapter includes a description of the inspection procedure under consideration, and a checklist. But what gives Becker's book "personality" is the broad background information with which he opens each chapter. Becker goes into much greater detail than other authors, often spelling out the