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Robotics Literature

Well I am the epitome of the word "beginner" when it comes to robotics, electronics, mechanics, etc. and I wanted to know which books or magazines one would suggest to a beginner with absolutely no mechanical background. I've heard things about "Robot Builder's Bonanza" and The Evil Genius Series, but I've also seen comments that these books can be hard to follow without an understanding of some electronics. I am still in High School if that will narrow down any suggestions. Thanks for your help.