Manufacturing Books

Serope Kalpakjian & Steven Schmid
An excellent technical overview of the majority of manufacturing processes.
Handbook of Product Design for Manufacturing
Editor: James Bralla
Another great technical overview of manufacturing processes. Focuses more on metal processes.
Gale Publishing
This book is for those who aren't engineers. It describes in good detail how different products are made. There are numerous volumes, so check it out.
Brian Lockman
This is a companion guide to the television series on Pennsylvania Cable Network that shows various manufacturing companies.
B. Brumberg & K. Axelrod
This guide lists photographs, advice for business and family travelers, helpful itinerary planners, and all the practical information necessary to visit nearly 300 factories and company museums across the U.S.A,