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The Art of Computer Programming: Volumes 1-4a (Box&hellip by Donald E. Knuth
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A computing classic, 12 Jan 2013
You'll need to know your discrete mathematics for these books, but the depth and detail of coverage of the topics is unsurpassed. This is no book of algorithmic recipes, but presents an unparalleled range of algorithms for various common tasks. Your understanding of the problem you want to solve will be stretched. You'll have to consider aspects of the problem you never even thought of. But your understanding of algorithms will be deeper, better and broader than you had thought possible. If you're willing to make an effort to understand problems, this book will reward you. And you'll love it.
Nice, bright colour. Excellent value for money. Stitching a bit uneven, but great for the price. Nice, firm magnet closing on snapover flap.
Pilgrim'S Guide To The Camino de Santiago 8Th Edit&hellip by John Brierley
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Buy a different book, 22 Aug 2012
English-speakers are poorly served for books on the Camino, and unfortunately Brierley's book has become the standard, as it seems to be the only one available in English. I've just come back from walking the Camino, and the further I walked, the more I hated this book.

First, it's heavy and an awkward size. It won't fit into the pocket of most shorts or your bum-bag. It has pages for notes, and has lots of Mr Brierley's personal reflections and spiritual offerings, as well as lists of websites for more spiritual books, adding to the weight but not the practical value of the book. Personally, I would have preferred more practical information, such as the price of a bed in the… Read more

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