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- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 16.95
It is only a slight exaggeration to say that the British mathematician Alan Turing (1912-1954) saved the Allies from the Nazis, invented the computer and artificial intelligence, and anticipated gay liberation by decades--all before his suicide at age forty-one. This acclaimed biography of the founder of computer science, with a new preface by the... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 18.00
FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE BESTSELLING BIOGRAPHIES OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AND ALBERT EINSTEIN, THIS IS THE EXCLUSIVE BIOGRAPHY OF STEVE JOBS. Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years?as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues?Walter Isaacson has written... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95
James Gleick, the author of the best sellers Chaos and Genius, now brings us a work just as astonishing and masterly: a revelatory chronicle and meditation that shows how information has become the modern era?s defining quality?the blood, the fuel, the vital principle of our world. The story of information begins in a time profoundly unlike... more...
- Chronicle Books LLC 2012; US$ 24.99
An unprecedented combination of computer history and striking images, Core Memory reveals modern technology's evolution through the world's most renowned computer collection, the Computer History Museum in the Silicon Valley. Vivid photos capture these historically important machinesincluding the Eniac, Crays 13, Apple I and IIwhile authoritative... more...
- De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2015; US$ 84.00
This book presents key milestones in the history of computer technology and the early days of computer science. A focus is placed on the new devices and research findings that have aroused particular attention in past years. Many tables provide a global overview on the earliest digital computers. A multilingual bibliography with over 3,000 titles completes... more...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 145.00
This is a critical, learned edition of the General Report on Tunny with Emphasis on Statistical Methods (aka The Newmanry Report ), prepared in 1945 and declassified in 2000. The Report was a technical account of what the team of cryptanalysts did in their work at Bletchley Park during WWII. The editors of this edition have supervised its transcription... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 16.00
In lively, mordantly witty prose, Negroponte decodes the mysteries--and debunks the hype--surrounding bandwidth, multimedia, virtual reality, and the Internet, and explains why such touted innovations as the fax and the CD-ROM are likely to go the way of the BetaMax. "Succinct and readable. . . . If you suffer from digital anxiety . . . here is a book... more...
- Quercus 2014; US$ 9.99
From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg is a clear-eyed history of one of the most central, and yet most taken-for-granted, features of modern life: the internet. Once a technological novelty and now the very plumbing of the Information Age, the internet is something we have learned to take largely for granted. So, how exactly has our society become so dependent... more...
- No Starch Press 2004; US$ 12.95
The second edition of this bestseller examines the tumultuous history of America?s best-known Silicon Valley start-up, from its legendary founding almost 30 years ago, through a series of disastrous executive decisions, to its return to profitability, including Apple?s recent move into the music business. This updated and expanded edition is full of... more...
- RAND Corporation 2008; US$ 9.95
This professional memoir describes RAND's contributions to the evolution of computer science, particularly during the first decades following World War II, when digital computers succeeded slide rules, mechanical desk calculators, electric accounting machines, and analog computers. RAND's accomplishments included important advances not only... more...