If you use that manual or purchase the manual use Blender 2.33 so that it follows closely along with the book. If you want to use a more recent blender version (2.41 etc.) use the manual at wiki.blender.org .
Hi I found this really good Blender Basics- 2nd Edition
Classroom Tutorial Book It was written by a school teacher that has been teaching blender for 6 years (Well I think that right), It was made for blender 2.41, and earlyer…I found this so a great manual…And it gives you heaps of stuff to learn in order of newbe to do allright…it in pdf at this address http://www.cdschools.org/54223045235521/blank/browse.asp?A=383&BMDRN=2000&BCOB=0&C=55205