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In April of 1989, I reviewed Morton Newman's Standard Structural Details for Building Construction, a 350-page compendium of generic construction details taken from the author's files. The present slimmer volume focuses on the concrete details. Companion books are available on wood, masonry, and steel. A brief text outlining strength, ingredients, stress design methods, and reinforcement opens the book. This is followed by detailed drawings for various kinds of continuous footings, grade beams, basement walls, retaining walls, concrete joists, spread footings, slabs, steps, caps, and precast walls. Each page contains one or two details and a short caption. The facing page, in every case, is a piece of graph paper for "notes and ideas." (Hence the book's page count is rather exaggerated.) In most