I wont go into describing the book, because the post above does that perfectly. But I agree, it's a great read and great addition to the self-educated engineer's library. I found Stav through a friend who knew him. This was many years ago, right before that book was released. I emailed back and forth with him a lot. He listened to mixes of mine and offered great insights. He also gave me tips on setting up full band sessions. I haven't communicated with him in a very long time, but I would imagine he's accessible, and like the above post says, very nice and eager to help and share info. However, last time I checked, and when I bought it, it's not a cheap book.