This book is actually a compillation of four books, as listed in the description, and among the four of them, you're sure to find the technique you're looking for.
The Complete Guide to Beading Techniques is probably the most comprehensive reference in the book. It includes instructions on various forms of beadweaving (peyote, brick, herringbone, netting, right-angle weave); bead embroidery; bead tetting, knitting, and crochet; wirework; and stringing. A few patterns are included for each technique, including a little sample. There are no instructions on the basics of crochet, knitting, or tatting, but those can be found elsewhere. The directions are clearly illustrated, and it's easy to figure out each technique. The book also includes invaluable information on various beading supplies, as well as beading tips. My biggest complaint is that there were many beautiful-looking beaded items in the book, but no directions to make them!
Quick & Easy Beaded Jewelry was really not my taste, but does provide beginners with some projects to get their feet wet. Personally, I found the pieces in there to be sloppy-looking, but they do teach you the basics.
Beaded Adornment is also not really my taste, but the pieces sure are stunning. This book deals mostly with beading cabochons, fringeing, and peyote/brick weaving.
French-Beaded Flowers: New Millennium Collection is a wonderful collection of instructions for making beaded flowers. They look gorgeous, and the directions seem pretty clear.
Overall, this is a GREAT volume, especially at its price. You really won't need another reference book if you have this one.