Throughout the book are examples on traversing and manipulating the DOM, event handling, leveraging jQuery’s JS effect capabilities, AJAX, etc; many of which are built off of previously detailed examples, allowing the reader to easily grasp what is going on and why a chunk of code was used.
My only real complaint with the book is the index at the back. There are a number of jQuery functions that are discussed within the chapters yet weren’t referenced in the index. A small nitpick, I know, but I’m a sucker for a good index :)
So. Overall, I think the book is a good thing to keep on the bookshelf, whether a you are a jQuery n00b or not. There’s always a co-worker/friend/programming buddy that will want to learn jQuery and what better way to get them rolling on there own than a link to the jQuery docs and a sweet book?
You can get the book here.