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  • Colossusby B. Jack Copeland

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 18.99

    Shrouded in secrecy until very recently, Colossus was the world's first fully-functioning electronic computer, built during the Second World War and used at Bletchley Park to crack the codes of high-level Nazi communications. This book contains fascinating accounts of Colossus, of code-breaking, and of the extraordinary role played by the staff... more...

  • Burning the Shipsby Marshall Phelps; David Kline

    Wiley 2009; US$ 16.95

    Now in paperback, the inside story of "the greatest transformation of Microsoft since it became a multinational company" Marshall Phelps's remarkable eyewitness story offers lessons for any executive struggling with today's innovation and intellectual property challenges. Burning the Ships offers Phelps's dramatic behind-the-scenes account of how... more...

  • Beautiful Securityby Andy Oram; John Viega

    O'Reilly Media 2009; US$ 31.99

    Although most people don't give security much attention until their personal or business systems are attacked, this thought-provoking anthology demonstrates that digital security is not only worth thinking about, it's also a fascinating topic. Criminals succeed by exercising enormous creativity, and those defending against them must do the same.... more...

  • The Geek Atlasby John Graham-Cumming

    O'Reilly Media 2009; US$ 23.99

    The history of science is all around us, if you know where to look. With this unique traveler's guide, you'll learn about 128 destinations around the world where discoveries in science, mathematics, or technology occurred or is happening now. Travel to Munich to see the world's largest science museum, watch Foucault's pendulum swinging in Paris,... more...

  • 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...

  • 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 complexities... 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...

  • Technology for Modellingby Charles Care

    Springer 2010; US$ 149.00

    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...

  • Electronic Mediaby Norman Medoff; Barbara K. Kaye

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95

    Electronic Media connects the traditional world of broadcasting with the contemporary universe of digital electronic media. It provides a synopsis of the beginnings of electronic media in broadcasting, and the subsequent advancements into digital media. Underlying the structure of the book is a "See It Then, See It Now, See It Later" approach that... 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...