Rhythm and Meter

As the foundations upon which music is built, rhythm and meter will play an obvious and pivotal role in my program. Unfortunately, I have read very little on the topics, as Music, the Brain, and Ecstasy devoted only a single chapter to the subject in general. I need to delve deeper into the topic. To do so, I'll need some good sources.

Here are some books I'm looking at:

The first one looks extremely comprehensive and helpful.