Well there's always the Game Manual from the site itself.
And I've seen a few hint guides and walkthrough books posted as PDFs on some sites.
But I'd wager using this thread would save you both time and money as it has links to forum threads that explain most of the game's basic info for new players.
That link to game manual is great, thanks, I never ran across that before.
The link to the forum thread, I have gone through most of that, and did not find many answers I was seeking. It has a lot of great info, but fell short for my reach. Thanks for the great info!
I just Bookmarked the Manual to my bar a a Tab!! That is good stuff.