A handbook is a compilation of miscellaneous information in a compact and handy form. It contains data, procedures, principles etc. Tables, Graphs, diagrams and illustrations are provided. Scientists and technologists use handbooks in their fields rather frequently.
“A treaties on a special subject; often nowadays a simple but all-embracing treatment, containing concise information, and being small enough to be held in the hand; but strictly, a book written primarily for practitioners and saving for constant revision or reference. Also called a ‘Manual’.
- Britain, 1948/49-, an official handbook, London, stationery Office, 1948-, Annual.
- Handbook of Chemistry and Physics: A ready reference book of Chemistry and Physical data, 52nd ed, Cleveland, Ohio, Chemical Rubber, 1971.