Stephen B Maurer (Ph.D. Princeton 1972) is a Professor of Mathematics at Swarthmore College and winner of the Allendoerfer Award for expository writing. Anthony Ralston (Ph.D. MIT 1956) is Professor Emeritus of Computer Science and Mathematics at SUNY Buffalo. He is a former President of the ACM.
The exposition is self-contained, complemented by diverse exercises and also accompanied by an introduction to mathematical reasoning ! this book is an excellent textbook for a one-semester undergraduate course and it includes a lot of additional material to choose from. --EMS, March 2006 In a textbook, it is necessary to select carefully the statements and difficulty of the problems ! in this textbook, this is fully achieved ! This review considers this book an excellent one. --The Mathematical Gazette, March 2006