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  • 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...

  • The Apple Revolutionby Luke Dormehl

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 13.27

    On 26 May, 2010 Apple Inc. passed Microsoft in valuation as the world's largest technology company. Its consumer electronic products - ranging from computers to mobile phones to portable media devices, not to mention its iTunes, iBook and App Store - have influenced nearly every facet of our lives, and it shows no sign of slowing down. But how did... more...

  • Net Workby Dr Helen Kennedy

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 33.00

    A detailed study of the work of web designers, drawing on empirical research carried out from the birth of web design as an area of work in the 1990s to its professionalisation in the twenty-first century. more...

  • Alan Turing and his Contemporariesby Simon Lavington; Chris Burton; Martin Campbell-Kelly; Roger Johnson; Simon Lavington

    British Informatics Society Limited 2012; US$ 25.99

    Secret wartime projects in areas such as code-breaking, radar and ballistics produced a wealth of ideas and technologies that kick-started the development of digital computers. This is the story of the people and projects that flourished in the post-war period. Their influence is still discernable deep down within today?s hardware and software. more...

  • Wormby Mark Bowden

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2012; US$ 8.74

    Worm is the gripping story of the 'Conficker' virus- which, since its introduction in November 2008, has infected millions of computers around the world - and the cyber security elites who have joined forces in a high-tech game of cops and robbers to find its creators and defeat them. This dramatic cybercrime story travels from the Ukraine... more...

  • The Logician and the Engineerby Paul J. Nahin

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    Boolean algebra, also called Boolean logic, is at the heart of the electronic circuitry in everything we use--from our computers and cars, to our kitchen gadgets and home appliances. How did a system of mathematics established in the Victorian era become the basis for such incredible technological achievements a century later? In The Logician and... more...

  • Grace Hopperby Kathleen Broome Williams

    Naval Institute Press 2012; US$ 23.95

    When grace Hooper retired as a rear admiral from the U.S. Navy in 1986, she was the first woman restricted line officer to reach flag rank and, at the age of seventy-nine, the oldest serving officer in the Navy. A mathematician by training who became a computer scientist, the eccentric and outspoken Hoper helped propel the Navy into the computer age.... more...