After all this book seems to be just a combination of the science papers of Steve Mann. Those papers are great no offense but i had expected the book to be a bit more "readable". It has some additional content compared to the plain papers so its not senseless to buy it, if you have the money for it.
In my version there is an error on page 237 where the projective model is placed under the "non-chirping models" which is not correct. I think for a book THAT expensive errors such as this should not happen.