Acknowledged author Randal E. Bryant wrote Computer Systems: A Programmer's Perspective (2nd Edition) comprising 1080 pages back in 2010. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 0136108040 and 9780136108047. Since then Computer Systems: A Programmer's Perspective (2nd Edition) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $2.38 or rent at the marketplace.
For Computer Systems, Computer Organization and Architecture courses in CS, EE, and ECE departments. Few students studying computer science or computer engineering will ever have the opportunity to build a computer system. On the other hand, most students will be required to use and program computers on a near daily basis. Computer Systems: A Programmer’s Perspective introduces the important and enduring concepts that underlie computer systems by showing how these ideas affect the correctness, performance, and utility of application programs. The text's hands-on approach (including a comprehensive set of labs) helps students understand the “under-the-hood” operation of a modern computer system and prepares them for future courses in systems topics such as compilers, computer architecture, operating systems, and networking. Visit the CSS:AP web page http://csapp.cs.cmu.edu for more information and resources.