DocBook Slides: The Definitive Guide is essentially a special edition of DocBook 5: The Definitive Guide. It probably doesn't stand entirely on its own very well. We assume, for example, that you're familiar with DocBook and have read the introductory material from the original.

The element reference of this book describes the elements (and content models) of the “slides” schema, but the prose of those pages is still largely the same as the prose from the original.