Another free chapter download is available on the IT Bookworm Blog.
Written by: Alastair Aitchison
Book: Beginning Spatial with SQL Server 2008
Overview: "Microsoft SQL Server 2008 introduces new geography and geometry spatial datatypes that enable the storage of structured data describing the shape and position of objects in space. This is an interesting and exciting new feature, with many potentially useful applications. Beginning Spatial with SQL Server 2008 covers everything you need to know to begin using these new spatial datatypes, and explains how to apply them in practical situations involving the spatial relationships of people, places, and things on the earth."
Download the free chapter at the link below:Chapter 2: Implementing Spatial Data in SQL Server 2008