Part of the Analog Devices series, the Op Amp Applications Handbook was written to help engineers adapt the features in new operational amplifiers to applications such as communications, sensor interfacing and manufacturing control systems. Problems that may occur when using the devices of various design types are addressed. The 894-page reference covers the development of the amplifiers, the principles of operation, the roles of device types and the procedures for optimal interfacing to other system components. Chapters cover analog filters, specialty amplifiers, sensor signal conditioning and use of amplifiers with data converters. Hardware issues such as passive component selection and printed circuit design also are discussed. Walt Jung, ed.; Newnes, an imprint of Elsevier, Burlington, Mass., 2005; $59.95.