Expanding on and modernizing the advice in its titles about backups, Take Control Books has published “Take Control of Backing Up Your Mac,” written by tech writer Joe Kissell.

Fully updated to cover Mac OS X 10.7 (“Lion”) and all the latest hardware, software, and online service changes in the backup world, “Take Control of Backing Up Your Mac” describes how to design a reliable backup system, understand backup lingo, shop for hardware, choose backup software, operate Time Machine (and determine whether Time Machine is a good option and what to do if it’s not), make backups, deal with any special backup needs, and recover lost data after a crash or other calamity.

The 210-page “Take Control of Backing Up Your Mac” is available now for US$15 at http://www.takecontrolbooks.com/backing-up . A print version is available for $29.99.