Boosting – Foundations and Algorithms

This book comes from the people who started the boosting revolution. In the first chapter itself you are introduced to the boosting algorithm and the pseudo code to implement it. The later chapters talk about why boosting works along with proofs of various theorems. If you just want to implement boosting, go though a couple of chapters, If you are a researcher or part of an advanced machine learning course, you should definitely check it out.

Robert E. Schapire
Yao Freund
Machine Learning