"This wellorganized reference is a definitive encyclopedia for the literature on graph classes. It contains a survey of more than 200 classes of graphs, organized by types of properties used to define and characterize the classes, citing key theorems and literature references for each. The authors state results without proof, providing readers with easy access to far more key theorems than are commonly found in other mathematical texts. Interconnections between graph classes are also provided to make the book useful to a variety of readers. If you've had difficulty keeping track of the literature in this field or are confused by the use of different terminology for the same known results, then this comprehensive book is for you. It will be especially useful to anyone who works with special classes of graphs in understanding, refereeing, and writing papers."
Graph Classes: A Survey is published by
SIAM, the Society for
Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Philadelphia, as a volume of
the
SIAM Monographs on Discrete Mathematics and Applications. 

"...Offers a wide and uptodate panorama on classes of graphs and the
corresponding algorithms."
Frederic Maffray, CNRS, Grenoble, France.
H.L. Bodlaender, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands: Review for Zentralblatt für Mathematik
L. Gatteschi, University of Turin, Italy: Review for Computing Reviews
C.T. Hoang, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: Review for American Mathematical Society