The Art of Computer Programming: Fundamental algorithms, Volume 1The bible of all fundamental algorithms and the work that taught many of today's software developers most of what they know about computer programming. Byte, September 1995
I can't begin to tell you how many pleasurable hours of study and recreation they have afforded me! I have pored over them in cars, restaurants, at work, at home... and even at a Little League game when my son wasn't in the lineup. Charles Long
If you think you're a really good programmer... read [Knuth's] Art of Computer Programming... You should definitely send me a resume if you can read the whole thing. Bill Gates
It's always a pleasure when a problem is hard enough that you have to get the Knuths off the shelf. I find that merely opening one has a very useful terrorizing effect on computers. Jonathan Laventhol
This first volume in the series begins with basic programming concepts and techniques, then focuses more particularly on information structuresthe representation of information inside a computer, the structural relationships between data elements and how to deal with them efficiently. Elementary applications are given to simulation, numerical methods, symbolic computing, software and system design. Dozens of simple and important algorithms and techniques have been added to those of the previous edition. The section on mathematical preliminaries has been extensively revised to match present trends in research. Ebook (PDF version) produced by Mathematical Sciences Publishers (MSP),http://msp.org 
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User Review  EmreSevinc  LibraryThing"I thought that I was a perfectionist until I met Knuth." The previous sentence is from the renowned mathematician Fan Rong K Chung Graham and I think it also reflects the spirit of the masterpiece of ... Read full review
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User Review  coclimber  LibraryThingJust seeing this title again brought back many memories of this being the "bible" of computer science back in my grad school days  a very, very, very long time ago. Knuth's volumes were absolutely ... Read full review