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Computers; History

  • 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...

  • Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks for Smart Citiesby Anis Laouiti; Amir Qayyum; Mohamad Naufal Mohamad Saad

    Springer Singapore 2014; US$ 199.00

    Vehicular communication is a key technology in intelligent transportation systems. For many years now, the academic and industrial research communities have been investigating these communications in order to improve efficiency and safety of future transportation. Vehicular networking offers a wide variety of applications, including safety applications... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • A Brief History of Computingby Gerard O'Regan

    Springer London 2012; US$ 34.95

    Offers a comprehensive account of the history of computing Traces the beginnings of computation from 3000 B.C. through to modern times Includes helpful pedagogical elements such as exercises and chapter summaries Does not require studies in computer science in order to be understood and appreciated more...

  • The Universal Computerby Martin Davis

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 31.95

    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...