A lot of hard work went into this - the first of 9 books from Pyramind and Alfred Publishing. I did most of the audio production and some of the video content. It has top notch, in-depth coverage of the subjects.
Audio Fundamentals - The Pyramind Training Series
"The first volume in the Signal Flow group of books from the Pyramind Training Series covers the life cycle of sound in today's production studios; choosing the right computer, DAW, and microphones for your needs; getting the right sound from your room on a budget; and the history and practical application of synthesis."