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In 2002 Addison-Wesley launched their signature series. The idea is that their leading authors would host a small series of books that they felt were particularly special. I was one of the first “signers” and I wanted a demanding set of criteria for the books in my series. Each book should be an excellent, in-depth coverage of its topic.
Needless to say, computer science is still in its infancy but has made incredible strides in just over half a century. During this time, it's striven to get the respect it deserves as a disciplined subject. Even just 14 years ago, when I started my undergrad in this subject, I recall reading articles debating whether it should be called a science at all. Gladly, I do not see this argument thrown around much anymore. From Knuth's classic work in The Art of Computer Programming to the wide-spread use of pure mathematics in describing algorithmic approaches, computer science has the proper foundations to join other respected sciences such as physics, concrete mathematics, and engineering.