I hope you'll accept a small (relevant) plug. My book on the MIPS
architecture has just been published: "See MIPS Run", author Dominic
Sweetman, published by Morgan Kaufmann, ISBN 1-55860-410-3. It's the
first time anyone has tried to describe the whole MIPS thing outside a
reference manual format...
You can buy it online from Algorithmics in Europe:
or from Morgan Kaufmann in the US:
or your local bookshop!
Thanks for listening