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  • Cybercrime and Societyby Majid Yar

    SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 56.00

    Cybercrime and Society provides a clear, systematic, and critical introduction to current debates about cybercrime. It locates the phenomenon in the wider contexts of social, political, cultural, and economic change. It is the first book to draw upon perspectives spanning criminology, sociology, law, politics, and cultural studies to examine the... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Embedded Autonomyby Peter B. Evans

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 55.00

    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$ 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...