I am doing a directed study in solid state technology next semester and I need to find a book I would like to use. The professor mentioned this textbook by ben streetman. I have been reading through it myself and while it is a decent book, I figure there might be something better out there for this subject. The link to the streetman book is below. http://www.amazon.com/Solid-State-Electronic-Devices-Streetman/dp/0131587676 The professor asked me if I had a preference for a book. I would be fine with streetman (the prof already has a copy too), but if there's something better then I'd like to use it. This is a field that I would like to get into and study in further depth, so I want to use the best book possible. Something rigorous, yet reader friendly. Thanks.