For personal reasons, I need a recent reference book on ML which is not mainly focused on programming, such as for example
but which is also not overly theoretical, such as
I discarded Bishop's PRML because it's 10 years old now. I was thinking to choose among:
I value clarity of exposition and notational consistency over completeness. Price is not an issue. I'm open to other suggestions, if you think there are better options than the three I listed.
PS this one looks very nice too
but it hasn't still been published. Also, even though I'm not looking for the most complete treatise, this does seem a little short.