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  • 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$ 23.99

    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...

  • Der Computer - Mein Lebenswerk (German Edition)by Konrad Zuse; F.L. Bauer; H. Zemanek

    Springer 2007; US$ 39.95

    Konrad Zuse baute die erste vollautomatische, programmgesteuerte und frei programmierte, in binärer Gleitpunktrechnung arbeitende Rechenanlage. Sie war 1941 betriebsfähig. Mit anderen Worten: Konrad Zuse baute den ersten funktionsfähigen Computer. In diesem Buch erzählt er die Geschichte seines Lebens, das wie kaum ein anderes mit der Geschichte der... more...

  • Jacquard's Webby James Essinger

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 26.99

    Jacquard's Web tells one of the greatest untold stories of science: how a hand loom invented in Napoleonic France led to the birth of the modern computer age. James Essinger, a master storyteller, traces the 200-year evolution of Jacquard's idea from the studios of 18th century weavers, through the Industrial Revolution to the development of... more...

  • Origins and Foundations of Computingby Friedrich L. Bauer

    Springer 2009; US$ 59.99

    The book examines how intellectual developments in logic and mathematics were gradually matched by technical solutions in first mechanics and then electronics, and how the resulting machines found application in engineering, science and business.The author was among the pioneers of computing science, and he offers a personal and distinctive view of... more...

  • Computerby Martin Campbell-Kelly; William Aspray

    Westview Press 2009; US$ 45.00

    "Computer: A History of the Information Machine, Second Edition traces the story of the computer, and shows how business and government were the first to explore its unlimited, information-processing"  more...

  • Computerby Martin Campbell-Kelly; William Aspray; Nathan Ensmenger; Jeffrey R. Yost

    Westview Press 2013; US$ 29.99

    This history of the computer explores the roots of the industry's development, tracing not only the development of the machine itself--beginning with Charles Babbage's 1833 mechanical prototype--but also chronicling the effects of manufacturing and sales innovations by companies that made the boom possible. more...

  • Die Geschichte der Rechenautomatenby Wolfram-M. Lippe

    Springer 2013; US$ 39.99

    Das dreibändige Werk bietet einen Überblick über 2000 Jahre Datenverarbeitung ? eine Geschichte der Visionäre, der Tüftler, des gewonnenem und des wieder verlorenen Wissens. Ein üppig bebildertes Geschichtsbuch, das von der Steinzeit bis zum WWW reicht. more...

  • Die Geschichte der Rechenautomatenby Wolfram-M. Lippe

    Springer 2013; US$ 39.99

    Das dreibändige Werk bietet einen Überblick über 2000 Jahre Datenverarbeitung ? eine Geschichte der Visionäre, der Tüftler, des gewonnenem und des wieder verlorenen Wissens. Ein üppig bebildertes Geschichtsbuch, das von der Steinzeit bis zum WWW reicht. 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

    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...