Book or online guide to beginning programming

Hi, Can anybody help me out with the name of a book or online guide for beginning programming. More an understanding of the bare-bones concepts of programming rather than a specific language. Beginner's guide basically. Many thanks.
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A Google Book: "Absolute Beginner's Guide to Programming": >

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Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloper & EE ModeratorCommented:
codecademy is a good start.  Learn basic html and css.  Then go to javascript.  From there go to a server language like php
$8.93 and free shipping may be worth it to you.

Chapter 1: What Is Programming?
Chapter 2: Why Learn to Program?
Chapter 3: How Computers "Read" Code.
Chapter 4: From Concepts to Code - The Language of Code.
Chapter 5: The Tools for Programming.
Chapter 6: Simple Coding.
Chapter 7: The Structure of Coding.
Chapter 8: Problem Solving.
Chapter 9: Debugging.
Chapter 10: Interface.
Chapter 11: Putting It All Together.
Chapter 12: Interacting with Files.
Chapter 13: The Windows Registry.
Chapter 14: Organizing, Planning, and Version Control.
Chapter 15: Compiling Code and Alternatives to Compiling.
Chapter 16: Distributing Your Project.
Appendix A: Glossary. Appendix B: Web Resources. Index.
RupertAAuthor Commented:
Really good replies. :)

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