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  • Decoding the Heavensby Jo Marchant

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 16.99

    In Decoding the Heavens , Jo Marchant tells for the first time the full story of the hundred-year quest to decipher the ancient Greek computer known as the Antikythera Mechanism. Along the way she unearths a diverse cast of remarkable characters and explores the deep roots of modern technology in ancient Greece and the medieval European and Islamic... more...

  • The Informationby James Gleick

    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...

  • Intellectual Property and Open Sourceby Van Lindberg

    O'Reilly Media 2008; US$ 27.99

    "Clear, correct, and deep, this is a welcome addition to discussions of law and computing for anyone -- even lawyers!" -- Lawrence Lessig, Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and founder of the Stanford Center for Internet and Society If you work in information technology, intellectual property is central to your job -- but dealing with the... more...

  • Hackersby Steven Levy

    O'Reilly Media 2010; US$ 17.99

    This 25th anniversary edition of Steven Levy's classic book traces the exploits of the computer revolution's original hackers -- those brilliant and eccentric nerds from the late 1950s through the early '80s who took risks, bent the rules, and pushed the world in a radical new direction. With updated material from noteworthy hackers such as Bill... more...

  • Direct From Dellby Michael Dell; Catherine Fredman

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.99

    At nineteen, Michael Dell started his company as a freshman at the University of Texas with $1,000 and has since built an industry powerhouse. As Dell journeys through his childhood adventures, ups and downs, and mistakes made along the way, he reflects on invaluable lessons learned. Michael Dell's revolutionary insight has allowed him to persevere... more...

  • Embedded Autonomyby Peter B. Evans

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 52.50

    In recent years, debate on the state's economic role has too often devolved into diatribes against intervention. Peter Evans questions such simplistic views, offering a new vision of why state involvement works in some cases and produces disasters in others. To illustrate, he looks at how state agencies, local entrepreneurs, and transnational corporations... more...

  • Technology for Modellingby Charles Care

    Springer 2010; US$ 129.00

    Historians have different views on the core identity of analogue computing. Some portray the technology solely as a precursor to digital computing, whereas others stress that analogue applications existed well after 1940. Even within contemporary sources, there is a spectrum of understanding around what constitutes analogue computing. To understand... more...

  • History of Nordic Computing 2by John Impagliazzo; Timo Jarvi; Petri Paju

    Springer 2009; US$ 199.00

    This book constitutes the refereed post conference proceedings of the Second IFIP WG 9.7 Conference on the History of Nordic Computing, HiNC 2, held in Turku, Finland, in August 2007. The 27 revised full papers presented together with three keynote addresses and two panel discussions were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The... more...

  • Reflections on the Work of C.A.R. Hoareby A.W. Roscoe; Cliff B. Jones; Kenneth Wood

    Springer 2010; US$ 159.00

    Thousands of different programming languages exist, and many more are being created each year, yet all those involved in such work must acknowledge that it is 'the highest goal of programming language design to enable good ideas to be elegantly expressed'. These are the words of Sir Charles Antony Richard Hoare, or Tony Hoare to his colleagues... more...

  • The Apollo Guidance Computerby Frank O'Brien

    Springer 2010; US$ 44.95

    The technological marvel that facilitated the Apollo missions to the Moon was the on-board computer. In the 1960s most computers filled an entire room, but the spacecraft's computer was required to be compact and low power. Although people today find it difficult to accept that it was possible to control a spacecraft using such a 'primitive'... more...