on March 31, 2009
The important thing to know about this book before purchasing is that it does not, on the whole, stand on its own. It covers a great number of topics relating to decision trees and their use, but the coverage is primarily as a survey of the literature rather than as usage examples or algorithmic details. Most of the book takes a very qualitative look at the topics; there are few if any quantitative results to be found within.
If you're looking for a collection of organized references to important papers on the topic of decision trees and you've access to the archives of the cited journals, then this book is useful as a jumping-off point to see how the various papers relate. If you're looking for a standalone book on the topic, look elsewhere.