Ok. You shouldn’t steal Pragmatic Version Control With Subversion, but you definitely should buy it. I was reading an article at NOOP about what school doesn’t teach you about source control, and felt they left this very handy resource off their list of must-haves ( theirs includes Version Control for Multiple Agile Teams and The Importance of Branching Models (PDF) ).
Pragmatic Version Control With Subversion is a great for to people who fear Subversion and CVS. It includes exactly the information you need to get rolling without extra confusing fluff. It’s all about getting your stuff done.
If you have a team member who is new to svn, or if you can handle the basics but don’t know how to merge changes from a prior revision or branch, this book is for you.