How to Think Like a Computer Scientist: Learning with Python
by Jeffrey Elkner, Allen B. Downey, Chris Meyers
Publisher: Green Tea Press 2012
This is an introduction to computer science using the Python programming language. It covers the basics of computer programming, including variables and values, functions, conditionals and control flow, program development and debugging. Later chapters cover basic algorithms and data structures.
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by David Beazley, Brian K. Jones - O'Reilly Media
This cookbook is for experienced Python programmers who want to focus on modern tools and idioms. You'll find complete recipes for more than a dozen topics, covering the core Python language as well as tasks common to a wide variety of applications.
by Guido Van Rossum - Network Theory Ltd.
The definitive language reference for Python. It describes the syntax of Python and its built-in datatypes. It covers advanced topics, and is suitable for readers who are familiar with the details and rules of the Python and its object system.
by Albert Sweigart
A programming book for kids interested in learning to program their own computer games with python, a serious computer language which is used by professional programmers also. The book explains programming principles from the source code examples.
by Bruno R. Preiss
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