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Update the books section

- Split up books and documentation (e.g. the man pages)
- Add a new book
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</p>
</section>
- <section><title> What documentation is there for Erlang?</title>
+ <section><title>Where is the Erlang documentation?</title>
<p>
The language itself is best described by the
<url href="http://www.erlang.org/doc/reference_manual/users_guide.html">
Language Reference Manual</url>.</p><p>
- The documentation delivered with open source erlang
+ The documentation delivered with open source erlang,
as both man pages and <url href="http://www.erlang.org/doc.html">
- html</url> is the most up-to-date reference to both the
- OTP libraries and Erlang itself. On unix systems, the
+ html</url>, is the most up-to-date reference to both the
+ OTP libraries and Erlang itself. On unix systems,
an easy way to read the man pages is <c>erl -man gen_tcp
</c>.
+ </p>
+ </section>
+
+ <section><title>Which book about Erlang should I read?</title>
+
+ <p>Different books are aimed at different audiences, so recommending
+ one in particular is difficult. The currently available books in
+ English, starting with the most recently published, are:
+ </p>
+
+ <p>
+ <em>Introducing Erlang</em> by Simon St. Laurent
+ is a very gentle introduction to Erlang for beginners.
+ It's available directly from the <url
+ href="http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920025818.do">publisher</url>.
</p>
+
<p>
<em>Learn You Some Erlang for Great Good!</em> by Fred Hebert
is a beginners' book about Erlang, published in 2013. It's
available directly from the <url
- href="http://nostarch.com/erlang">publisher</url>.
+ href="http://nostarch.com/erlang">publisher</url> and also
+ for reading <url href="learnyousomeerlang.com">online</url>.
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the <url href="http://pragmaticprogrammer.com/titles/jaerlang/index.html">publisher</url>.
</p><p>
+
+ There are also some books in languages other than English:
+
+ </p><p>
French: <em>Erlang Programmation</em> (Micka&euml;l R&eacute;mond)
can be ordered
<url href="http://www.eyrolles.com/Informatique/Livre/9782212110791/livre-erlang.php">from the publisher</url> or via

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