Form, Structure and Mechanism by Michael French
This book examines the concept and practice of the design of components. It book looks at the problems in designing structures whether it is stress as it effects materials or friction and sealing as it effects joint efficiency. The author also examines material and manufacturing methods as well as the freedom and constraints of bearings. "Form, Structure and Mechanism" also looks at hydraulic pumps and various other examples and ends by a review of principles and a text summary.