JavaScript Book Recommendations

I'm looking for a current book on JavaScript that is designed for a beginner in the sense that there are workable examples and explanations for basic techniques as well as more advanced uses. I know a little JavaScript and bought a book a while ago, "JavaScript Complete," by Steven Holzner, published in 1998. It's not too bad, although it only covers select applications and I've found it difficult to do what I want with it.

Does anyone have any suggestions? BTW, the book needs to be available at Barnes and Noble (http://www.bn.com/), as I have gift certificates to spend :-)
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Michel PlungjanIT ExpertCommented:
I hope you find one...

When you have read and understood it, get JavaScript, The definitive Guide 3rd edition from O'Reilly
Also DHTML The definitive Reference is a good reference book...

Michel
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cheekycjCommented:
Another good one (It includes Server Side JS which is not covered in the Definitive Guide) is the JavaScript Bible, 3rd edition by the Guru himself Danny Goodman.

I believe Goodman is the author of DHTML, the Definitive Guide.

CJ
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Michel PlungjanIT ExpertCommented:
He is, but I do not particular like his writing style, the dhtml is good because it has the dom and html4 with xbrowser tables

Michel
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lhuttonAuthor Commented:
Thank you Michel; your input is always appreciated :-)

I will definitely have to consider these two.
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