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Computers; History

  • 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...

  • 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$ 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...

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

    Westview Press 2013; US$ 8.99

    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...

  • Computers in Swedish Societyby Per Lundin

    Springer London 2012; US$ 139.00

    This book describes and analyzes a project collecting the stories of some 700 people on how computing transformed Swedish society between 1950 and 1980; explores the interaction of computing with broad transformation in economies, cultures, and societies. more...

  • A Brief History of Computingby Gerard O'Regan

    Springer London 2012; US$ 49.99

    This concise, easy-to-follow book introduces key topics in the history of computing from 3000 B.C. to the present. Profiles major figures in computing, covers programming, software and hardware and reviews innovations including the internet and worldwide web. more...

  • The Universal Computerby Martin Davis

    CRC Press 2011; US$ 33.95

    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...

  • Robert Recordeby Jack Williams

    Springer London 2011; US$ 129.00

    The 16th-Century intellectual Robert Recorde is chiefly remembered for introducing the equals sign into algebra, yet the greater significance of his work is often overlooked. This book details the man, his achievements and his historical importance. more...