This high school computer science text book is highly focused, concise, and to the point...no fluff, no frills. Every topic covered in AP and on most contests (especially Texas UIL**) is thoroughly covered in this text along with plenty of practice in five different forms:
Exercises...generous amount and varied
Contest type problems focused on current lesson ... ExamView versions of these problems available (quizzes too).
All problem types force review of past material
Golden Nuggets of Wisdom***
Many of the new features of the recently released Java 5.0 and 6.0 are detailed in a free pdf version of this 543 page book.
With some of the large Java text books available, you constantly need to decide the sequence in which you should teach and what material to just completely skip. With Blue-Pelican Java, here is your approach to teaching:
You will find that there was no skimping on the answers/keys (nearly 600 pages) and is available in hardcopy form. It is also available as a separate, printable pdf download (convenient for printing tests and quizzes) upon the purchase of both a textbook and answer book.
Table of Contents
Texas TEKS/TAKS Correlation
Golden Nugget of Wisdom