"The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom2 book for Digital Photographers" by Scott Kelby, ISBN 13:978-0-321-55556-4 (yes, that's the first ISBN number I've ever seen with a colon in it).
"The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 Book, The complete guide for photographers", by Martin Evening.ISBN-13:978-0-321-55561-8 (MMM, that's the second ISBN number with a colon).
Kelby is an easier read, Evening has a few things that aren't in Kelby (or I couldn't find). For a newb, I'd recommend
Beware that both have a Lightroom 1 version, which you don't want.
For me, there's two problems with the videos:
1. My bandwidth can't keep up with them. They come in fits and starts
2. Even if I download the whole video and then play it back at full speed, I find the pace ratther glacial.
A book, I can pick up, use the index to fine what I care about, and learn.
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