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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Icon Books 2013; US$ 11.65
For centuries scientists believed that the universe was a vast machine ? with enough detail, you could predict exactly what would happen. Admittedly real life wasn?t like that. But only, they argued, because we didn?t have enough data to be certain. Then the cracks began to appear. It proved impossible to predict exactly how three planets orbiting... more...
- 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...
Second Bibliographic Guide to the History of Computing, Computers, and the Information Processing IndustryABC-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...
- 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...