Thanks for a tip, I was able to check out and download without issue.
There are some great images, I haven't read the entire text yet but I've seen enough art related tutorials (not just photography, the same applies to music etc.) to know that while they may provide hints and inspiration, nobody can teach you art... and I agree with you - it's hard work, even though some of the greats almost make it look effortless!
There is no reason why people should even *know themselves* how they do it.
But sometimes looking at other people's process works, and this type of book allows you a glimpse of the process.
I find Bruce Percy's imagery repetitive as a whole, but still stunning individually,
The big Monet exhibition in Paris located something like 10 haystacks done in different light -
Stuck on a wall together in the inadequate lighting, they looked like the printed hotel wallpaper where you search in the dark areas for the parked mosquitoes, but examined on its own each turned out to be not a picture but ... an impressionistic master's working study of light diffusion and reflection.