Well, i'm curious. I'd like to buy this book, but I have a second thought that 300 pages is just too much for estimation alone; the author might keep on rambling. At this time of writing, I cannot find "table of contents" of this book; as a result, I just have no idea what this book covers.
Rapid Development by Steve McConell covers estimation part. Do you think these two books overlap?
Well $25 price of this book is relatively cheap, but as I reside in Asia, the other side of earth away from USA, the international shipping fee is as expensive as hell (now $36).
Having been a software engineer for 14 years I can tell you that a 300 page book is but an introduction to software estimation. My best friend from university just finished a 4000 page Doctoral thesis on software estimation. that was just a critical bibliography of the academic literature in the field. Based on the authors reputation and previous books (Code Complete and Rapid Development), I am buying this book sight unseen. I look forward to learning some practical software estimation methods that I can apply to my projects at work right away.