The authors use a refreshing and novel 'workbook' writing style, which gives the book a very practical and easy to use feel. It includes methodologies for the development of hybrid information systems, covers neural networks, case based reasoning and genetic algorithms as well as expert systems. Numerous pointers to web based resources and current research are also included. The content of the book has been successfully used by undergraduates around the world. It is aimed at undergraduates and a strong maths background is not required.