The Python Language Reference Manual
by Guido Van Rossum
Publisher: Network Theory Ltd. 2003
Number of pages: 144
This manual is the definitive language reference for Python. It describes the syntax of Python and its built-in datatypes in depth. This manual covers advanced topics, and is suitable for readers who need to be familiar with the details and rules of the Python language and its object system.
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by Sean M. Tracey - The MagPi Magazine
In this book, we are going to learn to make games on the Raspberry Pi with Pygame. We'll look at drawing, animation, keyboard and mouse controls, sound, and physics. This book isn't for absolute programming beginners, but it's not far from it.
by Kenneth Reitz - O'Reilly Media
This handcrafted guide exists to provide both novice and expert Python developers a best practice handbook to the installation, configuration, and usage of Python on a daily basis. You'll find a nice concise list of highly recommended options.
by Brian Heinold - Mount St. Mary's University
Partly a tutorial and partly a reference book. I summarize information in tables and give a lot of short example programs. I also jump right into things and fill in background information as I go, rather than covering the background material first.
by Mark Guzdial - Georgia Institute of Technology
Guzdial introduces programming as a way of creating and manipulating media -- a context familiar to today's readers. Starts readers with actual programming early on. Puts programming in a relevant context (Computing for Communications).