A great starting point,
This review is from: Arduino Projects For Dummies (Paperback)
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I am a computer science student, and have undertaken a few dalliances with the Arduino before, but I must say that this book was very interesting and is a great starter for anyone interested in playing around a little with it. This book is surprisingly thorough and gives a good level of detail, but is not full of waffle and too much to wade through. Instructions are detailed and clear and lead you from very basic projects, getting a light to flash, to more complex ones as your skillset builds. Overall, a great basis for any project you may want to utilise the Arduino for in the future.
It is good at advising with any tools you will need along the way, to avoid you spending hours browsing in the shops, and is just a great one to keep on the bookshelf, should you be interested in playing around with the Arduino at any point.
Although it is in the 'Dummies' series, it is well put together and not too basic, allowing you to build up as you go along the way. I was very pleased with it and shall certainly be referring back to it in the future when I have chance to undertake further projects.