Targeted to upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in the field, the book Broadband Circuits for Optical Fiber Communication discusses laser and modulator drivers, and limiting, transimpedance and automatic gain control amplifiers. Background information on lasers, modulators, photodetectors, optical fiber and receiver theory is presented. Each circuit type is specified, and its impact on system performance is explained and illustrated with numerical values. Circuit concepts are covered along with practical implementation. Circuits for digital, continuous-mode transmission in the 2.5- to 40-Gb/s range are emphasized. The 451-page volume includes references and an index, chapter summaries and problem-and-answer sections. Eduard Säckinger; John Wiley & Sons Inc., Hoboken, N.J., 2005; $89.95.