About Our Authors

George V. Hart (1910–1992)

George was an electrician most of his adult life. He worked on projects all over the world. When his health prevented him from working, he decided to fill a need in the industry—a useful, pocket-sized, one volume electrical toolbox library. When he was a young man, his boxing nickname was “Ugly”. He decided this was the perfect name for his book.

About Ugly’s

For more than 35 years, customers have turned to Ugly’s for all the information they need, where they need it most: in the field. Updated regularly to meet the latest Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and the National Electrical Code® (NEC), these convenient pocket-size guides deliver quick, accurate answers in a unique, one-volume “tool-box library” format to ensure electrical and plumbing jobs are completed safely and correctly every time.


Jones & Bartlett Learning

The Ugly’s Professional Reference Series is developed and distributed by Jones & Bartlett Learning, our exclusive publisher. As a world-leading provider of professional training, emergency medical services, fire and rescue, and health sciences resources, Jones & Bartlett Learning is your source for instructional, assessment, and learning-performance management solutions for the secondary, postsecondary, and professional markets.

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Ascend Learning

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