Pick it up, read some of the text on the pages. Once you reach the end of a page, you’ll want to either click on a link if you are looking at the HTML version, or, if you have the printed book, you’ll lift up a corner of a page and turn it. If you are sitting next to a computer, you can type in some of the examples and try to follow along. Please don’t throw a book this large at anyone in anger.
This book introduces Maven by developing some real examples and walking you through the structure of those examples providing motivation and explanation along the way.