First and foremost, I am not looking for everyone's opinions on whether converting to DNG is a good idea or not. There are plenty of those opinions online already, and I have read many of them. I want to form my own opinions from factual information... I just haven't found the facts yet.
So, what I am looking for is a detailed and accurate description of what happens when a raw file is converted to DNG, brought into an editor such as Lightroom or Photoshop, and then exported for print. I would imagine that this amount of detail could occupy a chapter within a book, or even an entire book in itself. Can anyone recommend a reputable text that covers this topic in depth?