A recommended read from newcomers to digital or those switching from film
Title: Black and White Digital Photography: Creating and Manipulating Great Monochrome Images
Author: Les Meeham
Publisher: Collins and Brown
Review: Aimed at newcomers to digital, and experienced photographers switching to digital from film, this tome is packed with information relevant to b&w photography, covering many useful skills including camera calibration, depth of field, the digital zone system and film scanning. The chapter on image enhancement examines Photoshop filters and gives advice on how to replicate film techniques like infrared and toning. While perhaps a bit too detailed for beginners, this book is recommended.