Here's the link to the book: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0240817303
I'm just starting Chapter 6 right now and just started getting into the rigging and IK parts in Chapter 5. The first 4 chapters had me doing some very interesting things alongside guiding me through the basics.
I put this video together of what I've done by working through the first 5 chapters:
Song: The Twist by AA Bondy