What is your technical background
Cybernetics degree. Currently studying physics. Made low volt, low power electronics (mostly digital) for work and hobby for about 15 years. Digital electronics is pretty straight forward. Gets a bit more tricky at high frequency, but things would just not work rather than blow up as with the high power stuff!
What do you mean by power electronics
High currents (<1kA), high volts (<1kV)
I'd like to learn enough to one day build (and not destroy) an SSTC.
So it would involve things like..... Driving power MOSFET's, IGBT's, high / low side bridge drivers, inductive loads, SMPS design, thermal management, EMI suppression etc.
What will the book be used for
To feed my ever hungry brain!
I suppose I should get more than one book really so I'll get The Art of Electronics and see what else there is.