I purchased this book whilst trying to figure out the best way to conduct a point pattern analysis for a Uni project. The book details multiple techniques for analysing points, lines polygons and fields, with useful critiques of the methods described. It is a great text book if you are new to spatial analysis, is very readable, and has useful referances at the end of each chapter - highly recomended.
It's not often you can pick up a textbook and read through chapter after chapter, but this is one of those books. A perfect introduction to spatial data analysis, this book guides the reader through the generation of point processes, spatial autocorrelation, spatial interpolation, as well as new approaches to spatial analysis. Each chapter starts with objectives and ends with a summary and references for further reading and is written in a conversational style with tips on issues to look out for, and mistakes to avoid. Two appendices deal with elementary statistics and a matrices and matrix mathematics - particularly useful if you want to understand how the theory works in practice. The indicative suggested exercises help to demonstrate key points in the text. For those with a passing interest, or those who are complete novices in the subject, this is the book for you.