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    Second Edition of Python Programming in Context Textbook Wins 2014 Texty Award

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Mar 3, 2014 4:00:43 AM

    coverThe Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA) awarded a 2014 Textbook Excellence Award (Texty) to Python Programming in Context, Second Edition by Bradley Miller and David Ranum, both of Luther College.

    This updated Second Edition of Python Programming in Context provides a comprehensive, accessible introduction to Python fundamentals. An ideal first language for learners entering the rapidly expanding field of computer science, Python gives students a solid platform of key problem-solving skills that translate easily across programming languages. Building on essential concepts of computer science, and offering a plenitude of real-world examples, Python Programming in Context, Second Edition offers a thorough overview of multiple applied areas, including image processing, cryptography, astronomy, the Internet, and bioinformatics.

    The Texty Award, created in 1992, recognizes current textbooks and learning materials in their second or later editions.  Judges are published textbook authors.

    Python Programming in Context is one of eleven textbooks to receive the TAA 2014 “Texty” Textbook Excellence award.  For a full list of winners visit their website. The awards will be presented during an awards luncheon at the Text and Academic Authors Association's 27th Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, June 20-21, 2014. The awards luncheon will be held on Saturday, June 21.

    The Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA) is the only nonprofit membership association dedicated solely to assisting textbook and academic authors. TAA's overall mission is to enhance the quality of textbooks and other academic materials, such as journal articles, monographs and scholarly books, in all fields and disciplines, by providing its textbook and academic author members with educational and networking opportunities.TAA

    Join us in congratulating Bradley Miller and David Ranum! To learn more about Python Programming in Context, Second Edition, or our other Computer Science resources, visit our website or contact your Account Specialist today.

    Topics: Author, Award, Bradley Miller, David Ranum, Programming, Python, Python Programming in Context, Second Edition, TAA, Text and Academic Authors Association, Texty

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