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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 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...

  • 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...

  • Hacking Europeby Gerard Alberts; Ruth Oldenziel

    Springer London 2014; US$ 109.00

    This book traces the evolution of European hacker culture: chopping games in Warsaw, hacking software in Athens, chaos in Hamburg, producing demos in Turku and partying with computing in Zagreb and Amsterdam. Emphasizes the role of mischief, humor and play. more...

  • Readyby Roberto Dillon

    Springer Singapore 2014; US$ 129.00

    How did the Commodore 64 conquer the hearts of millions and become a platform people still actively develop for even today? What made it so special? This book will appeal to both those who like tinkering with old technology as a hobby and nostalgic readers who simply want to enjoy a trip down memory lane. It discusses in a concise but rigorous format... more...