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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$ 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...

  • Technologyby Andi Diehn

    Nomad Press 2015; US$ 6.75

    Do you listen to music with an MP3 player or read books on a tablet? Do you play multiplayer video games with people on the other side of the world? Do you have a robot cleaning your kitchen? Maybe not yet, but someday! In Technology: Cool Women Who Code , kids in grades four through six learn about the thrilling effort that goes into researching,... more...

  • Der Computer - Mein Lebenswerkby Konrad Zuse; Friedrich L. Bauer; H. Zemanek

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007; US$ 39.95

    Autobiografie des Computerpioniers Konrad Zuse: "? Für entspannende und erholsame Stunden, informativ und allgemeinbildend, ? genau das, was im Zusammenhang mit dem Thema Computer sehr oft gefragt und verlangt wird... Unser Tipp: Sehr empfehlenswert!" (in: PASCAL) more...

  • Historische Notizen zur Informatikby Friedrich L. Bauer

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 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...

  • Jacquard's Webby James Essinger

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 16.99

    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; Heinz Nixdorf Museums Forum

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 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...

  • Technology for Modellingby Charles Care

    Springer London 2010; US$ 149.00

    This book investigates the technologies, the concepts, and the applications of analog computing. The book suggests a new interpretation of the history of analog computing, and argues that analog computing can be thought of as a modeling technology. more...

  • Moving Targetsby Simon Lavington

    Springer London 2011; US$ 149.00

    Moving Targets charts the gradual take-up of Information Technology in Britain, as seen through the eyes of one innovative company ? Elliott-Automation ? and remembered by those who worked for that company. The story touches on the strategic, technical and economic history of the 1950s and 1960s, through such themes as: secret computers built... 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...