I just ordered a copy of “HOW THINGS WORK, VOL I – IV”. Itching to get my hands on it. Written in 1970, in Germany, it eventually got translated and has been available in the US for some time. Though it is a bit dated, the engineering and mechanics are dead-nuts on. It’s not some colorful kiddie book. It explains everything from the basics of steam engines to how insulin is made (requires one laboratory and one live sheep per month). I don’t think you’ll be able to build a Cray supercomputer with it, but then, if you’re rebuilding after SHTF, you’re not going to need a Cray anyways… not for a long time, anyway.

Good find Mr. Red. I shall hunt down a copy of that at my earliest convenience… mucho thanko’s…

The wicked flee when none pursueth..." - Proverbs 28:1