Mechanical engineers design machines to improve transportation, explore the solar system, and save lives. Mechanical Engineering in the Real World examines the history of this branch of engineering, what mechanical engineers do today, and what's next for the field. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.