Common LISP: A Gentle Introduction to Symbolic Computation
by David S. Touretzky
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Pub Co 1990
Number of pages: 587
This book is about learning to program in Lisp. Although widely known as the principal language of artificial intelligence research—one of the most advanced areas of computer science—Lisp is an excellent language for beginners. It is increasingly the language of choice in introductory programming courses due to its friendly, interactive environment, rich data structures, and powerful software tools that even a novice can master in short order.
Home page url
Download or read it online for free here:
by Max Hailperin, Barbara Kaiser, Karl Knight - Course Technology
The book Concrete Abstractions covers the programming and data structures basics. It will give first-time computer science students the opportunity to not only write programs, but to prove theorems and analyze algorithms as well.
by Al Aho, Jeff Ullman - W. H. Freeman
Aho and Ullman have created a C version of their groundbreaking text. This book combines the theoretical foundations of computing with essential discrete mathematics. It follows the same organizations, with all examples and exercises in C.
by John Whitington - Coherent Press
Using examples from the publishing industry, Whitington introduces the fascinating discipline of Computer Science to the uninitiated. Chapters: Putting Marks on Paper; Letter Forms; Storing Words; Looking and Finding; Typing it In; Saving Space; etc.
by Chris Bourke - University of Nebraska - Lincoln
A draft of text book for Computer Science I, covering CS1 topics in a generic manner using psuedocode with supplemental parts for specific languages. Computer Science is not programming. Programming is a necessary skill, but it is only the beginning.