No one book will do it. Attacking your new interest with conviction WILL however. Depending on your learning style, whether rote, auditory, visual, etc... you need to approach it accordingly. You have a huge amount of vernacular & data digestion ahead of you.
As for a platform, for the most part, they're all the same. Some simple, some comprehensive... I suggest learning as many demo platforms as you can. Start with one, & then after 30 days, open another. Use them in tandem & figure out your pro's & con's for each. Use this to move on to the next.
If it's fun for you, and most around you think you're out of your mind you know you're in the right place!
It's how it's unfolded for me, and I had the same questions as you a year ago. Hope that helps!