The Ultimate Unofficial Beginner's Guide For Playing Minecraft
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
Minecraft is block-infested sandbox building/exploring game developed by Mark Persson, aka 'Notch', and his company, Mojang AB.
This beginner's guide will show you how to survive the first day, and teach you the basics on how to craft tools and weapons, build shelters, explore, mine and much more.
This 2nd edition includes many the new changes and
updates to the game.
If you want to have fun from day 1, then "The Ultimate Unofficial Beginner's Guide For Playing Minecraft" is the book
The book was short, I think it was more intended for first time minecrafters, but would have been very helpful if I had not been more experienced. I think for what was in this book the book was a bit overpriced but I guess in its your first time...
Is this even legal?
You can just get all this information on the minecraft wiki