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Here is a list of useful Python books, both for learning and for reference.
- Learning Python, Mark Lutz and David Ascher, O'Reilly, 591 pages
- A good and popular introduction.
- Core Python, Wesley J. Chun, Prentice-Hall, 2007, 1077 pages
- An all-round, ground-up treatment that goes into more depth than "Learning Python" but is still accessible to a beginner.
- Beginning Python (Novice to Professional), Magnus Lie Hetland, Apress, 640 pages
- Uses graded practical projects.
- Programming Python, Mark Lutz, O'Reilly, 2001, 1255 pages + CD-ROM
- A good second book.
- Dive Into Python, Mark Pilgrim, Apress, 413 pages
- A good second book, or for someone with solid experience in other languages. Based on real example programs. Also available free online and for download .