Transport Phenomena Easter Egg - Hidden Dedication

When the first letter of every sentence of the preface of the book is written down, a message emerges.

"This Book Is Dedicated To O Hougen"

A few sentences remain after the final 'n,' but these yield a meaningless string of characters (I think). Also, a table of instructions must be ommitted midway through, between the 't' and 'o' of the word "to". (each line of these instructions begin with "Class ..") The acknowledgments which follow the preface mention Prof O. A. Hougen first.

The professor who taught the course I used this text book in said that the text was full of these acrostics. I have never bothered to look for any others.

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Mr. Noopy writes:
Kind of interesting, but most people have no idea what Transport Phenomena is. For those interested, it is a college text for chemical and petroleum engineers which studies the subject of fluid mechanics, heat flow, and mass transfer(think of the M & M in the petri-dish full of water experiment). Strange place for egg, but sure enough, there it is. Quick...grab your Transport Phenomena books and check it out!
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I heard it right from the horse's mouth! I'm a Chemical Engineering undergrad at UW-Madison, and I've met the venerable Bird, Stewart, and Lightfoot in person! Oh yeah, and my copy of Transport Phenomena (or BSL, as we dorks call it), is autographed by Max Weinberg (yes, that Max Weinberg)--don't ask.....
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