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Giving you the essentials in a clear and structured way,
This review is from: Learning Python (Animal Guide) (Paperback)
I have experience with programming and wanted to learn what Python is, what is special about it, and how to write programs in it, without having to read a 1000-page book. This book does this admirably - you can read and also scan the entire book quickly and learn all the essentials. Everything is said once and where it belongs, clearly and concisely. If you have forgotten something (say, the map operation applied to lists), you can find it quickly again. This is a well-crafted book on programming and makes a convincing case for learning and using the language. It helps that the language is well designed.