My name is Bradford Tuckfield and I'm the author of the new book Dive Into Algorithms, which has just been released with No Starch Press. You can see the publisher's site for the book here: https://nostarch.com/Dive-Into-Algorithms.
The introduction of the book talks about how parfait recipes are actually algorithms, and Chapter 1 of the book gives details of the algorithm that's deep in our brains and allows us to catch a ball during a baseball game. Later chapters talk about more standard/traditional algorithms including Euclid's algorithm, optimization algorithms, and several sorting algorithms. I tried to fill the book with connections between algorithms, which can seem intimidating, and everyday life, which we're used to.
The book ranges far and wide through the world of algorithms, starting with some simple examples and proceeding all the way to machine learning and artificial intelligence and even the million-dollar P vs. NP problem. Every example is accompanied by Python code and line-by-line code walkthroughs. The book is meant to be accessible to brave beginners, including anyone who knows how to open Python and run simple commands and can do high school math.
We'll be doing a book promo for the book here at CodeRanch starting on Feb. 16, 2021. I really look forward to meeting people, talking about the book, and being a part of the CodeRanch community! Talk to you soon,