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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 Group US 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 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...

  • Informatikby Johann-Christoph Freytag; Wolfgang Reisig

    Springer 2006; US$ 19.99

    Die Informatik ist eine junge Wissenschaft, die sich durch einen rasanten technischen Fortschritt auszeichnet. Dadurch wird hdufig ]bersehen, dass aktuelle Themen eine teilweise lange Entwicklungsgeschichte durchlaufen haben. Informatikprofessoren der Humboldt-Universitdt zu Berlin haben zu einigen ihrer aktuellen Arbeitsgebiete die Entwicklungslinien... more...

  • Historische Notizen zur Informatik (German Edition)by Friedrich L. Bauer

    Springer 2008; US$ 29.99

    Der Autor entwickelt unterhaltsam, gleichzeitig mit mathematischer Strenge, zahlreiche Facetten aus der Wissenschaftsgeschichte, die mit den Anfängen der Informatik in Zusammenhang stehen. Die Beiträge sind über viele Jahre im Informatik Spektrum erschienen und werden nun erstmals in einem Buch zusammengefasst. Die Informatik selbst ist eine junge... more...

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

    ABC-CLIO 1996; US$ 138.95

    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 subjectÑbiographies, company histories, industry... 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...

  • The Universal Computerby Martin Davis

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 31.95

    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...