Scholarly books contain authoritative information and this can include comprehensive accounts of research or scholarship, historical data, overviews, experts' views on themes/topics.
Use a book when you require background information and related research on a topic, when you want to add depth to a research topic or put your topic in context with other important issues
Here are a few books that can get you thinking about mechanical engineering.
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