From the reviews:
"...a useful reference for all biometric security professionals and researchers. The four coauthors have a distinguished combination of academic and professional experience....Overall, readers will be pleased with the style and substance of this book." -Computing Reviews
"This is a comprehensive reviews of its topic … . The thoroughness of the treatment of biometric methods is not obvious from the title. This feature will make the book particularly valuable in some robotics contexts. … The intended audience includes researchers, practicing engineers, and students … . The book is suggested as a reference book for a graduate course on biometrics. The material is clearly presented … . This will certainly be a standard reference work in its field." (Alex M. Andrew, Robotica, Vol. 22, 2004)
"The book is the first reference on automatic fingerprint recognition and provides an in-depth survey of the fingerprint state-of-the-art, presenting the most recent advances in fingerprints … . is ideally suited to researchers and students in biometrics, pattern recognition, forensics, image processing, and computer vision. In addition, it will be essential to developers of biometric solutions, biometric users … as well as to project managers and system integrators and administrators involved in the analysis, design, and management of finger-print-based biometric systems." (Computer Spectrum, Issue 4, 2003)
This handbook provides in-depth coverage of the most recent advances and practices. Readers will find comprehensive and authoritative coverage of all the major concepts, topics, and security methods associated with fingerprint recognition. Written with the same formula that made the success of the first edition, the book includes the most recent state-of-the-art techniques in the field, as well as enhanced and updated chapters covering sensor technology, performance evaluation, standards, and securing fingerprint systems. The accompanying DVD also provides FVC2004 DB. The second edition of this comprehensive and authoritative reference, written by leading international researchers, covers all critical aspects of fingerprint security systems and technology. It is an absolutely essential resource for all biometric security professionals, researchers, practitioners, developers, and systems administrators.