Im not sure what book yu are talking about. Leslie Stroebel wrote a pretty comprehensive text I think is called View Camera Technique. It is a textbook, and is very inclusive with in depth info on optics and optics theory, and lenses and lens design. This book I have seen on occasion at Borders and sells new for $60-$70.
Stroebel also had a more basic book called View Camera Basics, still a pretty good intro book to LF and a resource that will answer almost any question someone would have about LF cameras and use.
Finally there is the Steve Simmons book. I don't remember its specific title, but INHO it is a waste of money because there is nothing in it that can not be easily found on the The LF Phtography web site and related links or from individuals on this site.