The book is a summary of a time series forecasting competition that was held a number of years ago. The competition used four different kinds of time series (for example, one data set was chaotic from measurements of a laser, and another was a multidimensional physiological times series of heart beats and respiration, etc.).
The strength of the book lies in that it represents several ways to approach real time series prediction strategies in a concrete way - invaluable, especially to researchers who may be just beginning.
The blurb states "Most observational disciplines, such as physics, biology, and finance, try to inter properties of an unfamiliar system from the analysis of a measured time record of its behaviour. There are many mature techniques associated with traditional time series analysis. However, during the last decade, several new and innovative approaches have emerged ..."
Condition is good, with small dents to spine and back cover and fading to spine. Crack to binding around rear free endpaper, but elsewhere is good with no loose pages. Inside condition is good with no markings or annotations to pages.