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  • 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...

  • 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... more...

  • 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...

  • Deep Blueby C. Lieserson; Monty Newborn

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 119.00

    s a competitor of the Deep Blue team, I had mixed emotions as I A watched their chess-playing machine defeat World Chess Cham­ pion Garry Kasparov during their 1997 Rematch. On the one hand, it meant that our MIT program, *Socrates, would not be the first program to defeat a human World Chess Champion. On the other hand, I felt great admiration for... more...

  • Der Wille zur Freiheitby Egon Balas; Manfred Stern

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 9.99

    Wieviele Schritte muss ein Mensch gehen und wie gefährlich sind seine Wege, wieviel Leid erträgt ein Mensch und woher nimmt er die Kraft, um die einzige Bahn zu beschreiten, die für ihn wichtig ist: die zur Freiheit ohne Verlust seiner Rechtschaffenheit? Egon Balas erzählt in dieser ungemein fesselnd geschriebenen Autobiographie von den Wegen, die... 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$ 60.00

    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...

  • Everyone Else Must Failby Karen Southwick

    The Crown Publishing Group 2003; US$ 27.50

    Karen Southwick?s unauthorized account provides the full story of Larry Ellison?s brilliant, controversial career. Ellison?s drive and fierce ambition created Oracle out of the dust and built it into one of America?s great technology companies, but his unpredictable management style keeps it constantly on the edge of both success and disaster. The... 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...

  • Giants of Computingby Gerard O?Regan

    Springer London 2013; US$ 59.99

    This book offers fascinating insight into the great minds behind the computing technology that has transformed modern life. From theoreticians to entrepreneurs, each pioneer is introduced with a brief biography, and a concise account of their contributions. more...