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The faithful shall be rewarded,
This review is from: Wavelets and Subband Coding (Prentice Hall Signal Processing Series) (Hardcover)
Martin Vetterli is the foremost researcher in the area of wavelets in signal processing, and one of the best presenters whom I've met. That may be sufficient to convince some people to buy this book, but may discourage others from buying this book.
One thing to keep in mind while reading this book is the following: The faithful shall be rewarded. If you're uninitiated, this book can be very intimidating, and Martin goes through the first parts (considered to be review) a little bit hurriedly, all the way through the end of Chapter 3.
But once you get into Chapter 4, you will be treated with an excellent coverage of why wavelets are so great, and the state-of-the-art of its research and application. This is where the two authors truly work their magic in their writing.
Even as you try to get past Chapter 3, there are many gems to be discovered, for example the proof of the ambiguity function in time-frequency analysis.