Not books but this stuff is free.

http://www.kodak.com/global/en/servi...als/z131.shtml

That's C-41

http://www.kodak.com/global/en/servi...als/z130.shtml

RA-4

http://www.kodak.com/global/en/servi...als/z119.shtml

E-6

I've never printed slides. You might want to try the Ilford website for documentation.

If you've never done B&W it would make sense to get your feet wet with B&W first.

One nice thing is today you can often get colour equipment for very little.