Julia deserves a ton of credit, but I think it's also important to remember whytheluckystiff's "Poignant Guide to Ruby" . Going even farther back, Forrest M Mims' electronics books , which I remember being sold in Radio Shacks, get much of their fame and familiarity from being hand-written.
Intermediate (with a heavy RF slant):
And then there are the various subcategories: low level precision analog, high power motors and switchgear, basic digital and microcontrollers, high speed processors, etc... you're asking a wide open question.
Even Manufacturing is not a simple question to answer unless given some direction. You want to make a first PC board in your bathroom, or build complex electromechanical assemblies?
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