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 Alan Gauld - Addison-Wesley Professional
Book for hobbyists, self-starters, and all who want to learn the art of computer programming in Python. Data types and variables, debugging, and namespaces are covered. Also includes sample applications that illustrate ideas and techniques in action.
by Al Sweigart
The book teaches complete beginners how to program in the Python programming language. The book features the source code to several ciphers and hacking programs for these ciphers. The programs include the Caesar cipher, transposition cipher, etc.
by John C. Lusth - The University of Alabama
Contents: Starting Out; Literals; Combining Literals; Precedence and Associativity; Variables; Assignment; Conditionals; Functions; Python Programs and Using Files; Input and Output; Scope; Loops; Recursion; Arrays; Sorting; Footnotes; etc.
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.