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Uh... as far as books I can't think of any examples offhand. Just that I skim through it and look at the table of contents and make sure it's not just something teaching me how to read music, all the incarnations of major and minor scales, and the difference between a whole, half, 4th, 8th, 16th and so forth note.
Cause some books on music theory assume you know nothing and teach some extremely basic stuff that wont be too useful for song writing. Sorry I can't mention anything offhand it's been a while since I read one.