The design and analysis of algorithms is one of the two essential cornerstone topics in computer science (the other being automata theory/theory of computation). Every computer scientist has a copy of Knuth's works on algorithms on his or her shelf. Dexter Kozen, a researcher and professor at Cornell University, has written a text for graduate study of algorithms. This will be an important reference book as well as being a useful graduate-level textbook.
A textbook for a semester graduate course covering the core material regarding algorithms for computer science students, and introducing some advanced design and analysis topics for the more theory-minded. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)