A relatable and friendly introduction to data structures and their implementation The 5th Edition of Data Structures and Abstractions with Java introduces readers to data structures (CS-2) in a supportive, reader-friendly way. The book's organization, sequencing, and pace of topic coverage make teaching and learning easier by: Focusing the reader's attention on one concept at a time Providing flexibility in the order in which one can cover topics Clearly separating the specification of each abstract data type (ADT) from its implementation Placing relevant coverage of Java into Java Interludes, which you can use as needed. To increase readability and learning potential, the numbered segments and modular presentation provide a flexible, customizable pathway through the material and focus the reader's attention on one concept at a time. Numerous examples that mimic real-world situations provide a context for the new material and help to make it easier for audiences to learn and retain abstract concepts. The 5th Edition has a revamped structure and additional pedagogical tools to assist in mastering concepts.