I do find understanding how others shoot and see interesting but...
Film doesn't normally come with Meta-Data and I don't believe that it really matters that much.
The data in the book is probably plenty to give you a good feel for Hurrell's style and tools but I don't believe there is any way any book can convey the nuances of applying it.
If you want to recreate his look and quality you'll need to experiment a bit, well probably a lot.
What you will probably find in time is that your own preferences will cloud the issue.
For example I find this shot to be really fun http://www.flickr.com/photos/54459976@N00/5878966138
But this one much nicer http://www.flickr.com/photos/8077097@N06/5229004360
Both, at least for me, show an influence from Hurrell but the application of that knowledge is markedly different.