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Modern Carpentry, 1992 Edition, by Willis Wagner (Goodheart- Wilcox, 1992; 708/333-7200). 592 pages. Hardcover, 81/2x11. $33.20. Willis Wagner's Modern Carpentry has been a staple reference in the building trades for years. My own copy dates from 1976, so I was interested in comparing the 1992 edition with my old one. The most apparent and pleasant difference is in the graphics. The new version has lots of color — both photos and colored drawings — and even the text is improved, with large, bold type and improved headings that make for easier reading. While much of the material is similar to the older version, virtually every chapter has been either reorganized or partially rewritten. Some updating has also been done. There are two entirely new chapters on solar