But with great power comes great responsibility.
Dom Scripting, Page XXI
The introduction by Dave Shea starts off with the following rant...
Or so I thought...
Because the book is aimed at the basics, it's not going to teach you how to build "AJAX" (XMLHTTPRequest) enhanced websites, but it does set in the right mindset to use it sensibly in the future, with graceful degradation.
I'd definitely recommend the book to anyone who wants to begin adding another weapon (DOM scripting) to their web-standards arsenal. Head over to the books website/blog site, run by the author Jeremy Keith, for more information.