If you've been waiting for the print edition of Matthew Turland's "Web Scraping with PHP" book (from php|architect Press) your wait is over. According to a new post on his blog the print version is now available for order.
I know a number of my readers have been waiting for this announcement: my book, Web Scraping with PHP, is now available for sale in hard copy form! That's right, you can now finally order your very own print edition copy. [...] To those who felt forced into buying the PDF edition to get access to the content because a print edition was not available until now, you have my most sincere and profound apologies.
His web scraping book covers topics like understanding HTTP requests on a base level, working with several HTTP clients like cURL, pecl_http, Zend_Http_Client and how to analyze the remote page's information with things like SimpleXML, the DOM functions and the XMLReader extension. If the print version's not your thing, you can still get the PDF from the php|architect store too.