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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...

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

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 52.14

    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 Wolfgang Reisig; Johann Christoph Freytag

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 15.55

    Die Informatik ist eine junge Wissenschaft, die sich durch einen rasanten technischen Fortschritt auszeichnet. Dadurch wird häufig übersehen, dass aktuelle Themen eine teilweise lange Entwicklungsgeschichte durchlaufen haben. Informatikprofessoren der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin haben zu einigen ihrer aktuellen Arbeitsgebiete die Entwicklungslinien... 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 US$ 24.07

    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$ 141.52

    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$ 4.99

    This collection of interviews provides a fascinating insight into the thoughts and ideas of influential figures from the world of IT and computing, such as Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Donald Knuth, Linus Torvalds, Jimmy Wales and Steve Wozniak. It gives an excellent overview of important developments in this diverse field over recent years. 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...

  • A Brief History of Computingby Gerard O Regan

    Springer London 2012; US$ 27.21

    This concise, easy-to-follow book introduces key topics in the history of computing from 3000 B.C. to the present. Profiles major figures in computing, covers programming, software and hardware and reviews innovations including the internet and worldwide web. more...

  • Dice Worldby Brian Clegg

    Icon Books Ltd 2013; US$ 8.99

    LONGLISTED FOR THE 2014 WINTON ROYAL SOCIETY PRIZE FOR SCIENCE BOOKSAs troubling as we pattern-seeking humans may find it, modern science has repeatedly shown us that randomness is the underlying heartbeat of nature.In Dice World, acclaimed science writer Brian Clegg takes readers on an incredible trip around our random universe, uncovering the truths... more...