If you are not afraid to have it in German, there is a superb book about stills lighting from a very good Swiss photographer, Dennis Savini.
He is a wonderful person to explain in easy words how things are done. I have run many workshops with him together, all about how to light stills (liquids, jewelery, etc ...).
Have a look at his work here:http://www.srfo.to
The title of his (new) book is "Dennis Savini: Professionelle Studiofotografie
Hope this helps.
I'm teaching a course in the fall which will have some studio photography, and a section on tabletop still life shooting. Can anyone recommend a good book which specifically deals with lighting small still-lifes? I have plenty on lighting basics, and studio photography, but could sue one for them (and for me to brush up on) which deals with lighting. I may use Light, Science and Magic, but it might be a bit too techincal and would like something with examples.