there are lots of web tutorials.
I don't think there are any books, but I could be wrong.
There is a tutorial in the pov docs.
Once you get started in pov, the dacs are the best source of info you need.
"Lets find a frog and laugh at it" - Douglas Adams
>I am in the market for a good book or 2 on POV Ray. I am a beginner
>and admit that I find it a bit daunting without basic background and
>some more reference material.