"A Foundation Course In Drawing" is a great 240 page book to help you get some ideas on how to start drawing, how to draw and what to draw.
In the introduction authors write how to use the book and introduce materials such as pencils, chalk, crayons, charcoal, pastels, fell-tip pens, paper, erasers that are suitable for drawing.
The book has five parts:
Part 1 - Life Drawing (preliminary, gesture, continuous-line drawings projects, shadows, tones, fundamental shapes and forms, human skeleton and musculature, movement and expression)
Part 2 - Still Life Drawing (space and light, texture, fundamental form, drapery, moving view)
Part 3 - Abstract Drawing (flat, making space, associations)
Part 4 - Landscape Drawing (preconceptions, textures, classical space, cityspace, natural landscape, expressionism)
Part 5 - Drawing Systems (projection systems, linear perspective, perspective grids, trimetric projection, sciagraphy)
I loved this book because it gave me a lot of ideas on the variety of simple drawing techniques. It explains the basics of drawing like fundamental shapes, textures, tones, perspective or "city-view". I would recommend it to everyone who wants some ideas or help on drawing but it isn't a complete A to Z course.