I have the German 2002 Edition - it's not presented by the editor as a handbook and rather as a textbook without exrcises and its direct translation is "Semiconductor Circuit Technique". My take is that the English edition closely resembles it, and these comments are based on the German text (2002). In a nutshell this is the best book on Electronics that I have come to know and will forever remain a classic in its subject area.
This book is by far the most extensive text on Electronics and probably also the most complete in terms of subjects covered. It can be used as a textbook and as a reference for electrical engineers who need information to substantiate their projects with a solid engineering background.
The amount and the depth of "science" and math used is just right - not overly rigorous and not watered down, something quite common with books that address the same areas covered by this one. Make no mistake - this is not a text for someone who is lookingg for recipes. It's written for engineers with a solid background and for students who are serious about learning.
It's almost criminal that the editor did not bother to list the contents of this book. After all it has more than 1500 pages using medium-small font and you would expect that its size and its price had better show its worth. You will not be deceived - every single page is worth its use (except for a few ones in the appendix that list basic data on some selected components and semiconductor manufacturers). Here is a brief description of the areas it covers:
1. Fundamentals: 10 chapters (711 pages) on diodes, transistors (BJTs), FETs, Amplifiers (discrete, integrated), switches, basic digital circuits / building blocks, digital logic (combinatorial, sequential), memory cells, etc
2. Applications: 13 chapters (about 420 pages) on linear / non-linear analog computer circuitry, impedance converters, voltag/current sources,active filters, signal generators, power amplifiers, power generation / supplies, signal generators, AD / DA converters, digital filters, metering circuitry, voltage / current regulators, optoelectronics, sensor interfacing ("Sensorik"), etc
3. Communications: 5 chapters (about 420 pages) covering fundamentlas (theoretical introduction to basic topics such as transmition channels, S-parameters, modulation / demodulation), transmitters / receivers, mixers, passive components and their high-frequency models, high-freq amplifiers,, etc
The appendix contains an quite comprehensive introduction to P-Spice programming and RLC networks plus some additional information on components which I think could be omitted to make the physical volume a little less bulky.
Overall I think that if one were to have a single book on electronic circuit design, this would be the one without a doubt.