Drawing (Giovanni Civardi)
Giovanni Civardi is one of THE drawing experts! His books are fantastic and very well explained. In the "Complete Guide of Drawing" Civardi explains very well the anatomy of the body, composition, techniques and vanishing points.
I got this book as a reference and so far I am glad to learn more about drawing everytime I hold this book in my hands. If you are interested in a book with an overview of basic techniques this is the exact starting point for you. Unfortunately, this book is very short on explanations, but that is the nature of a complex topic compressed in one book. The example drawing in this book are stunning.