This is one of the best books in the market for the price. As
a DSP engineer, I find myself making referance to it all the
time. For a Jr. engineer this book should be consider a
bible for communications; which is a fast growing field. It
covers all the topics which you must learn and understand
to become a good communications engineer. The topics include
Signals and Spectra, Formatting and Baseband transmission,
Bandpass modulation and Demodulation, Communications link
Analysis, Channel Coding, Synchronization, FDMA, TDMA, Spread-
Spectrum Techniques, Source coding, Encryption and Decryption
and Fourier Techniques.
The books covers all the above topics in a easy to read format.
Which means looking at one topic per chapter - staring with baby
steps and growing into a wonderful field of communications by
the time you are done reading.
I recommend this book to all the 3rd and 4th year electrical
engineering students. It is worth spending the money;if
you want to be learn about communications.
BSEE, MSEE, PE