Think Python 2e : How to Think Like a Computer Scientist
If you want to learn how to program, working with Python is an excellent way to start. This hands-on guide takes you through the language one step at a time, beginning with basic programming concepts before moving on to functions, recursion, data structures, and object-oriented design.
Through exercises in each chapter, you’ll try out programming concepts as you learn them. Think Python is ideal for students at the high school or college level, as well as self-learners, home-schooled students, and professionals who need to learn programming basics.
This updated second edition has a more direct focus on Python 3, along with simplified installation instructions. You'll also get added coverage of more topics, including list comprehensions and additional data structures.