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Reviews by subject: beginner's c
A total of 116 titles.

See our list of Recommended books at the end of this list.

ANSI C Made Easy by Herbert Schildt  (Reviewed Nov 1990)
ANSI C: Problem Solving & Programming by Kenneth A Barclay [Recommended]  (Reviewed Jan 1992)
Absolute Beginner's Guide to C (2nd ed) by Greg Perry  (Reviewed Nov 1994)
Absolute Beginners Guide to C by Greg Perry  (Reviewed May 1994)
An Introduction to ANSI C on UNIX by Paul S Wang  (Reviewed Jul 1994)
Applications Programming in ANSI C by Richard Johnsonbaugh & Martin Kalin [Recommended]  (Reviewed Jul 1993)
Art and Science of C, The by Eric Roberts [Recommended]  (Reviewed Mar 1995)
Beginners Guide to C, The by Ivor Horton [Recommended]  (Reviewed May 1995)
Beginning with C by Ron House [Recommended]  (Reviewed Jul 1995)
Book on C (3rd ed), A by Kelley & Pohl  (Reviewed Jan 1996)
C By Example (Academic edition) by Greg Perry  (Reviewed Jan 1995)
C By Example by Greg Perry [Not Recommended]  (Reviewed Sep 2000)
C For Programmers -A Complete Tutorial based on the ANSI Standard(Second Edition) by Leendert Ammeraal [Recommended]  (Reviewed May 1991)
C Graphics Handbook, The by Roger T Stevens  (Reviewed Jan 1993)
C Primer (3rd ed), The by Les Hancock & Morris Krieger & Saba Zamir  (Reviewed Jul 1996)
C Programmer's Phrase Book by Ian A. Clark [Not Recommended]  (Reviewed Jul 1991)
C Programmer's Toolkit (Second Edition) by Jack Purdum [Recommended]  (Reviewed Sep 1992)
C Programming - A Modern Approach by K N King [Recommended]  (Reviewed Nov 1998)
C Programming FAQs by Steve Summit [Recommended]  (Reviewed May 1996)
C Programming Made Simple by Conor Sexton [Not Recommended]  (Reviewed Jul 1997)
C Programming Proverbs and Quick Reference by Wodaski  (Reviewed Mar 1993)
C Programming Starter Kit 3.0 by unknown  (Reviewed Sep 1998)
C Programming Using Turbo C++ (2nd ed) by R Lafore  (Reviewed Sep 1994)
C Programming for Electronic Engineers by Keith Jackson  (Reviewed Jul 1996)
C Programming for Unix by John J Valley  (Reviewed Mar 1993)
C Programming, A Complete Guide to Mastering C by Augie Hansen [Not Recommended]  (Reviewed Jul 1992)
C Programming, Just the FAQs by Paul Chisolm  (Reviewed May 1996)
C Programming, The Accessible Guide to Professional Programmers. by Steven Holzner  (Reviewed Mar 1992)
C Puzzle Book by Alan Feuer  (Reviewed Jan 1992)
C Through Design by George E. Defenbaugh Jr & Richard Smedley [Not Recommended]  (Reviewed May 1992)
C Trainer, The by Alan Feuer  (Reviewed Jan 1994)
C Trilogy (Second Edition), The by Eric P Bloom [Not Recommended]  (Reviewed Jan 1993)
C Workbook, The by Menon [Recommended]  (Reviewed Jan 1994)
C for Corporate Programmers by Jim Inglis [Recommended]  (Reviewed Nov 1994)
C for Dummies (2 vol set) by Dan Gookin [Not Recommended]  (Reviewed Mar 1999)
C for Dummies (vol 1) by Dan Gookin  (Reviewed May 1995)
C for Engineers by B Bramer & S Bramer [Recommended]  (Reviewed Nov 1993)
C in Plain English by Brian Overland [Not Recommended]  (Reviewed Jan 1996)
C/C++ Programmer's Guide by William Murray & Chris Pappas  (Reviewed Nov 1996)
C/C++ Treasure Chest by Victor Volkman [Recommended]  (Reviewed Jan 2000)
C: A Software Engineering Approach by P.A. Darnell & P.E. Margolis [Recommended]  (Reviewed Nov 1991)
C: An Introduction with Advanced Applications by David Masters  (Reviewed Jan 1992)
C: Step-by-Step by Stephen Prata & Mitchell Waite [Recommended]  (Reviewed Nov 1991)
C: The Complete Reference (3rd ed) by Herbert Schildt  (Reviewed Nov 1995)
C: The Complete Reference 4ed by Herbert Schildt  (Reviewed Jul 2000)
Certified Course in C by David Himmel [Not Recommended]  (Reviewed Jul 1995)
Clean Coding in Borland C++ by Robert J Traistor  (Reviewed May 1993)
Complete Reference Visual C++ 5, The by William Murray & Chris Pappas [Recommended]  (Reviewed Sep 1998)
Comprehensive C by David Spuler [Recommended]  (Reviewed Sep 1993)
Crash Course in C (2nd ed) by Paul Perry & Stephen Potts  (Reviewed Jan 1997)
Engineering Problem Solving with ANSI C by Delores M Etter [Not Recommended]  (Reviewed Mar 1996)
Essential C An Introduction for Scientists & Engineers by Andersen  (Reviewed Sep 1996)
Essential C++ for Engineers and Scientists by Jeri Hanly [Not Recommended]  (Reviewed Jul 1997)
Essentials of C Programming Language, The by Ernest C. Ackermann  (Reviewed Sep 1991)
Foundations of Computer Science (C Edition) by Aho & Ullman [Highly Recommended]  (Reviewed May 1995)
From Fortran to C by James F Kerrigan  (Reviewed May 1992)
Functional C by Pieter Hartel & Henk Muller [Not Recommended]  (Reviewed Sep 1997)
Functional C by Piter Hartel & Henk Muller  (Reviewed Mar 1998)
Illustrating C by Donald Alcocok  (Reviewed Mar 1993)
Indispensable Guide to C, The by Paul Davies  (Reviewed Sep 1995)
Instant C Programming by Ivor Horton  (Reviewed Jul 1996)
Introductory C; Pointers, Functions & Files by R Petersen  (Reviewed Jan 1993)
Introductory C; Pointers, Functions & Files by Richard Petersen  (Reviewed Nov 1993)
Jamsa's C/C++ Programmers Bible by Kris Jamsa & Lars Klander [Not Recommended]  (Reviewed May 1998)
Joy of C (3 ed), The by Lawrence Miller & Alexander Quilici [Recommended]  (Reviewed Sep 1997)
Learn C Now by Augie Hanson  (Reviewed May 1991)
Learn C and Save Your Job (C for COBOL Programmers) by K Pugh [Recommended]  (Reviewed May 1994)
Learn C in Three Days by Sam A Abolrous  (Reviewed Mar 1993)
Learn C on the Macintosh by Dave Mark  (Reviewed Jan 1993)
Learning C with Fractals by Roger T Stevens [Not Recommended]  (Reviewed Jul 1993)
Learning C by Peter Aitkin [Recommended]  (Reviewed Nov 1992)
Learning to Program in C by Thomas Plum
Moving from QBasic to C by Greg Perry [Not Recommended]  (Reviewed Nov 1994)
Newnes C Pocket Book (2nd ed), The by Conor Sexton [Recommended]  (Reviewed Sep 1996)
On To C by Patrick Henry Winston [Not Recommended]  (Reviewed May 1995)
Pocket Sized Book of ANSI Standard C Functions, A by E Trott  (Reviewed Mar 1998)
Pointers on C by Kenneth Reek [Highly Recommended]  (Reviewed May 1998)
Practical C Programming 3rd Edition by Steve Oualline [Not Recommended]  (Reviewed Nov 1998)
Problem Solving Using C 2nd ed by Yuksel Uckan [Not Recommended]  (Reviewed Mar 1999)
Problem Solving and Program Design in C by Hanly & Koffman  (Reviewed Mar 1996)
Problem Solving in C Including Breadth & Laboratories by Angela Shiflet  (Reviewed Sep 1997)
Programming in ANSI C by Stephen G Kochan  (Reviewed Jan 1991)
Programming in ANSI Standard C by Gordon Horsington  (Reviewed Mar 1992)
Programming in C by John Gray & Brian Wendl  (Reviewed May 1995)
Programming with ANSI C by B J Holmes  (Reviewed Mar 1996)
Programming with C by B.S. Gottfried [Recommended]  (Reviewed Jan 1991)
Pure C Programming by Amir Afzal [Not Recommended]  (Reviewed Mar 1999)
Quick C Programmer's Guide by R J Moore  (Reviewed Mar 1993)
Simple C by Jim McGregor & Richard McGregor & Alan Watt [Not Recommended]  (Reviewed Nov 1997)
Standard C Library, The by Plauger [Highly Recommended]  (Reviewed Mar 1992)
Standard C, A Reference (new version) by Jim Brodie & P J Plauger [Recommended]  (Reviewed Jul 1996)
Standard C by Jim Brodie & P J Plauger [Highly Recommended]  (Reviewed May 1991)
Standard C by Jim Brodie & P J Plauger [Recommended]  (Reviewed Mar 1992)
Structured Programming into ANSI C by C Carter  (Reviewed May 1992)
Teach Yourself C (2nd ed) by Charles Siegel [Not Recommended]  (Reviewed Jul 1995)
Teach Yourself C (2nd ed) by Herbert Schildt  (Reviewed Nov 1994)
Teach Yourself C Programming in 21 Days by Peter Aitkin & Bradley Jones [Recommended]  (Reviewed Mar 1997)
Teach Yourself C in 21 Days (5ed) (with Visual C++ 6.0) by Aitkin & Jones [Not Recommended]  (Reviewed Sep 2000)
Teach Yourself C in 21 Days Complete Compiler Edition by Peter Aitkin & Bradley Jones  (Reviewed May 1998)
Teach Yourself C in 21 Days by Peter Aitkin & Bradley Jones  (Reviewed May 1994)
Teach Yourself C++ in 21 Days Complete Compiler Edition by Jesse Liberty  (Reviewed May 1998)
Topics in C Programming (revised) by Stephen G Kochan & Patrick H Wood  (Reviewed Nov 1991)
Turbo C Survival Guide, The by Larry Miller & Alex Quilici [Recommended]  (Reviewed Jan 1991)
Turbo C++ Step by Step by W Deiss  (Reviewed May 1994)
Turbo C++ for Rookies by Clayton Walnum  (Reviewed May 1994)
Turbo C/C++: The Complete Reference by H Schildt  (Reviewed Jan 1993)
Type and Learn C by Tom Swan  (Reviewed Sep 1994)
Using ANSI C in Unix by Werner Feibel [Not Recommended]  (Reviewed Nov 1992)
Using C/C++ Special Edition by Atkinson  (Reviewed Jan 1994)
Using C by Atkinson [Recommended]  (Reviewed Sep 1992)
Using C by Clint Hicks [Not Recommended]  (Reviewed May 1996)
Using the Macintosh Toolbox with C by unknown  (Reviewed Jul 1991)
Vax C Programmers Guide by Jay Shah [Recommended]  (Reviewed May 1993)
Workbook in C, A by Joseph Sant [Recommended]  (Reviewed May 1992)
Workout C by David Himmel  (Reviewed Jul 1993)
Your First C/C++ Program by Alan R Neibauer [Not Recommended]  (Reviewed Mar 1995)

List of Recommended Books
ANSI C: Problem Solving & Programming by Kenneth A Barclay [Recommended]
Douglas Fisher writes:
Overall this book would make an excellent addition to anyone learning C and one could imagine a course built up around the text...
Applications Programming in ANSI C by Richard Johnsonbaugh & Martin Kalin [Recommended]
Eric Richards writes:
Overall this paperback book is a sound recommendation for the lone student.
Art and Science of C, The by Eric Roberts [Recommended]
Francis Glassborow writes:
This is the first book about learning C that I have felt comfortable with.
Beginners Guide to C, The by Ivor Horton [Recommended]
David M Holmes writes:
...In fact, I'm using it far more often than the recommended book for my university C course module.
Beginning with C by Ron House [Recommended]
Bruce Thompson writes:
If you are looking for a late Christmas present for someone who is new to C, you could do worse than give them a copy of this book.
C For Programmers -A Complete Tutorial based on the ANSI Standard(Second Edition) by Leendert Ammeraal [Recommended]
David Cleaver writes:
Overall, this is a very worthwhile book which offers a clear approach to learning ANSI standard C for the individual who is already computer-literate.
C Programmer's Toolkit (Second Edition) by Jack Purdum [Recommended]
Ian Ormesher writes:
To summarise, if you are newish to C, have grasped the basics and are looking to expand your knowledge and write some interesting applications then I would recommend this book.
C Programming - A Modern Approach by K N King [Recommended]
Derek Graham writes:
The book is nicely laid out with plenty of diagrams, code fragments and interesting example programs.
C Programming FAQs by Steve Summit [Recommended]
Francis Glassborow writes:
...If you haven't already worked it out, I think 'C Programming FAQs' is well worth the extra £1.45.
C Workbook, The by Menon [Recommended]
Philip Kerrigan writes:
All in all not a bad book, so recommended.
C for Corporate Programmers by Jim Inglis [Recommended]
Adrian Wontroba writes:
In conclusion, this is an excellent introduction and guide for COBOL programmers who wish to, or must, learn C.
C for Engineers by B Bramer & S Bramer [Recommended]
Chris Hills writes:
A good general C primer suitable for novices especially those interested in hardware.
C/C++ Treasure Chest by Victor Volkman [Recommended]
Francis Glassborow writes:
For students and hobbyists with the right attitude this is well worth a look.
C: A Software Engineering Approach by P.A. Darnell & P.E. Margolis [Recommended]
Neil Bowler writes:
I would certainly recommend the book to anyone starting out with the C language or to anyone who just wants to know it better.
C: Step-by-Step by Mitchell Waite & Stephen Prata [Recommended]
Greg Donnelly writes:
I have found this book very easy to learn from and it is, without doubt, the best self study book on learning C that I have read.
Complete Reference Visual C++ 5, The by Chris Pappas & William Murray [Recommended]
Al Lines writes:
...Certainly having the basics of C and C++ along with the IDE in one place is useful. Combined with the quite reasonable price, one to add to the bookshelf.
Comprehensive C by David Spuler [Recommended]
Tony Sumner writes:
...but my overall view is that this is an excellent book and well worth the money.
Foundations of Computer Science (C Edition) by Aho & Ullman [Highly Recommended]
Francis Glassborow writes:
...a first class book on the foundations of Computer Science
Joy of C (3 ed), The by Lawrence Miller & Alexander Quilici [Recommended]
Francis Glassborow writes:
Right from the start the authors encourage a style that leads to warning free compilations (and not because you switch them off)...
If you are still trying to get to grips with C, or want a suitable text to give to someone who wants to learn then you will not go far wrong by buying this one.

Learn C and Save Your Job (C for COBOL Programmers) by K Pugh [Recommended]
Adrian Wontroba writes:
The text admirably fulfils its purpose as a transition aid.
Learning C by Peter Aitkin [Recommended]
Paul Blyth writes:
...Well simply put it's great value for money!
Newnes C Pocket Book (2nd ed), The by Conor Sexton [Recommended]
Francis Glassborow writes:
Anyone who uses this book as the basis for learning C will get a much better than average start. Even at twice the price it would be good value for money.
Pointers on C by Kenneth Reek [Highly Recommended]
Francis Glassborow writes:
Let me stick my neck out and declare that this is the best introductory text on C programming that I have seen.
The author understands the needs of his readership and lays an excellent foundation.

Programming with C by B.S. Gottfried [Recommended]
John Gameson writes:
For the price of a box of discs this book is a real bargain.
Standard C Library, The by Plauger [Highly Recommended]
John Gameson writes:
This is a first class book and a true 'piece de resistance'. I can recommend it without hesitation...
Standard C, A Reference (new version) by P J Plauger & Jim Brodie [Recommended]
Francis Glassborow writes:
If you program in C (even if you use a C++ compiler) do yourself a favour and get a copy of this book for your reference shelf (don't forget to read it, you may be surprised by what you find out).
Standard C by P J Plauger & Jim Brodie [Highly Recommended]
Francis Glassborow writes:
It should be better known and copies ought to sit on every C programmers work bench. I'll say no more.
Standard C by P J Plauger & Jim Brodie [Recommended]
John Gameson writes:
There is no overlap between this book and Plauger's book. Considering its authorship it's a really good buy at only £6.95.
Teach Yourself C Programming in 21 Days by Peter Aitkin & Bradley Jones [Recommended]
Ruben Galea writes:
Should you buy this book? Yes! This book manages to cover all the key topics in a scheduled way, even though it is rather difficult to learn C in just 21 days.
Turbo C Survival Guide, The by Larry Miller & Alex Quilici [Recommended]
Alan Cocks writes:
...Apart from this, it is a book I would buy for its content and get good value from and I do recommend it to you.
Using C by Atkinson & Atkinson [Recommended]
Anthony McClelland writes:
If you already have some knowledge of C, this book will make an excellent next step.
Vax C Programmers Guide by Jay Shah [Recommended]
Chun Wong writes:
This book is ideal as a kick-start guide as many of the larger sample programs provide an ideal starting point to program from, and compared to DEC manual prices offers excellent value for money.
Workbook in C, A by Joseph Sant [Recommended]
Sana Khan writes:
I found the book a treasure house of essential features of C. Beginner to experienced alike can benefit.

Please note that opinions are those of the individual reviewers.


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