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What EE books do you recommend?

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A few of my favorite EE books are listed below. An excellent free resource on the web is Lessons in Electric Circuits

The Feynman Lectures on Physics (3 Volume Set)
Author: Richard Phillips Feynman
Publisher: Addison Wesley Longman (June 1970)
ISBN-10: 0201021153
ISBN-13: 978-0201021158
Although not a EE book I have found the chapters on electromagnetics invaluable for EE work. This was originally designed for the two-year introductory physics course at CalTech. Although the thick Brooklyn accent doesn't come across in the written pages the Feynman classroom style does. A gifted educator.

The Art of Electronics
Author: Horowitz and Hill
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 2nd edition (July 28, 1989)
ISBN-10: 0521370957
ISBN-13: 978-0521370950
Breadth and depth. This one should be in your personal library.

The CMOS Cookbook
Author: Don Lancaster
Publisher: Newnes; second edition (February 27, 1997)
ISBN-10: 0750699434
ISBN-13: 978-0750699433
The follow-up to the TTL and RTL cookbooks. This can be used a cookbook but has quite a bit of detail on the idiosyncrasies of various CMOS IC's.

Handbook of Modern Sensors: Physics, Designs, and Applications
Author: Jacob Fraden
Publisher: Springer; third edition (December 4, 2003)
ISBN-10: 0387007504
ISBN-13: 978-0387007502
Detailed reference on sensing everything.

High Speed Digital Design: A Handbook of Black Magic
Authors: Howard Johnson, Martin Graham
Publisher: Prentice Hall (April 18, 1993)
ISBN-10: 0133957241
ISBN-13: 978-0133957242
Well written and very straight forward presentation of high frequency design techniques

Principles of Power Electronics
Authors: Kassakian, Schlecht and Verghese
Publisher: Prentice Hall; (July 11, 1991)
ISBN-10: 0201096897
ISBN-13: 978-0201096897
This is the best book on power electronics that I have read. Covers (1) various topologies for converting AC/DC, DC/DC and DC/AC, (2) dynamics and control and (3) power components. If you need to design or understand power electronics you want this book