McT, The piece doesn't have a tone. It's just repetitive and vague. I know that the author meant exactly what you said. Why didn't he say it? That would be too close to what he means.
I don't suppose you'd consider ghost editing for me. I'm falling behind schedule. Among other things, I'm trying to figure out what to do about the two Figure 2.2s. And I already fixed the list of seven things that had eight. Maybe this is some kind of after the fact editing test.
I've said it before, but it bears repeating. I'm getting too old for the kind of energy and concentration this requires.