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  • Digital Revolutionariesby Steve Lohr

    Roaring Brook Press 2009; US$ 15.99

    In the beginning, there was the computer. And it was big. As big as a room. Sometimes as big as a house. Early computers required teams of white-coated scientists to keep them running, yet one of those giant behemoths could not match the computing power of a single microchip today. From the first massive computers to today's nanotechnology, DIGITAL... more...

  • What the Dormouse Saidby John Markoff

    Penguin Publishing Group 2005; US$ 16.00

    Most histories of the personal computer industry focus on technology or business. John Markoff?s landmark book is about the culture and consciousness behind the first PCs?the culture being counter? and the consciousness expanded, sometimes chemically. It?s a brilliant evocation of Stanford, California, in the 1960s and ?70s, where a group of visionaries... more...

  • Rechnen mit Maschinenby Wilfried de Beauclair; W. Brauer; R. Vollmar

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 69.95

    In diesem umfangreichen, vor fast 40 Jahren erschienenen Werk wurde die Geschichte der Rechentechnik ? angefangen vom Abacus der Römer bis zu den programmgesteuerten digitalen Rechenanlagen ? ausführlich dargestellt. "de Beauclair" war seit vielen Jahren vergriffen. Dieser Faksimile-Nachdruck, ergänzt um ein Begleitwort von Professor Brauer, TU München,... more...

  • Second Bibliographic Guide to the History of Computing, Computers, and the Information Processing Industryby James Cortada

    ABC-CLIO 1996; US$ 75.00

    Complementing the author's 1990 bibliography, A Bibliographic Guide to the History of Computing, Computers, and the Information Processing Industry , this bibliography provides 2,500 new citations, covering all significant literature published since the late 1980s. It includes all aspects of the subject?biographies, company histories, industry studies,... more...

  • Alan Turing's Automatic Computing Engineby B. Jack Copeland

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 27.99

    The mathematical genius Alan Turing (1912-1954) was one of the greatest scientists and thinkers of the 20th century. Now well known for his crucial wartime role in breaking the ENIGMA code, he was the first to conceive of the fundamental principle of the modern computer-the idea of controlling a computing machine's operations by means of a program... more...

  • A Science of Operationsby Mark Priestley

    Springer London 2011; US$ 179.00

    Today, computers fulfil a dazzling array of roles, a flexibility resulting from the great range of programs that can be run on them. A Science of Operations examines the history of what we now call programming, defined not simply as computer programming, but more broadly as the definition of the steps involved in computations and other information-processing... more...

  • Leaders in Computingby BCS The Chartered Institute for IT; Donald Knuth; Grady Booch; Linus Torvalds; Steve Wozniak; Vint Cerf; Karen Spärck Jones; Tim Berners-Lee; Jimmy Wales; Stephanie Shirley

    British Informatics Society Limited 2011; US$ 2.99

    Foreword The Art of Computer Programming - Donald Knuth The Mighty Booch ? Grady Booch Talking to Torvalds ? Linus Torvalds Apple to the core - Steve Wozniak Cerf's up ? Vint Cerf Computing's too important to be left to men - Karen Spärck Jones Isn?t it semantic? - Sir Tim Berners-Lee Sharing knowledge - Jimmy Wales... more...

  • The Universal Computerby Martin Davis

    CRC Press 2011; US$ 33.95

    The breathtakingly rapid pace of change in computing makes it easy to overlook the pioneers who began it all. Written by Martin Davis, respected logician and researcher in the theory of computation, The Universal Computer: The Road from Leibniz to Turing explores the fascinating lives, ideas, and discoveries of seven remarkable mathematicians. It... more...

  • Explorations in Quantum Computingby Colin P. Williams

    Springer 2010; US$ 99.00

    By the year 2020, the basic memory components of a computer will be the size of individual atoms. At such scales, the current theory of computation will become invalid. "Quantum computing" is reinventing the foundations of computer science and information theory in a way that is consistent with quantum physics - the most accurate model of... more...

  • It Began with Babbageby Subrata Dasgupta

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 24.99

    As a field, computer science occupies a unique scientific space, in that its subject matter can exist in both physical and abstract realms. An artifact such as software is both tangible and not, and must be classified as something in between, or "liminal." The study and production of liminal artifacts allows for creative possibilities that... more...