We offer a number of welding books - all are good in their different ways or applications, but here is one book which covers every aspect of soldering, brazing, welding and cutting by electrical, gas and combined means.
It comes from Frank Marlow, author of the best-selling Machine Shop Essentials and Machine Show Know-How, and anyone who has either of these will know what to expect; wall to wall information, backed up by numerous very clear drawings, rather than photographs. If you buy just one book on joining metal, this is the one! 544 pages. Over 500 line drawings. Paperback.