on 27 May 2013
This book covers the basics of Maya and all the fundamental things you need to know to get started right away.
I've just finished reading it, and highly recommend it to anyone wanting to get to grips with Maya in a short time frame.
On a side note, some chapters can get a little confusing. Some previous sections of the book need to be read again in order to complete exercises.
Overall, a great resource for 3d digital artists!