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  • Introduction to the History of Computingby Gerard O'Regan

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 55.25

    Tracing the story of computing from Babylonian counting boards to smartphones, this inspiring textbook provides a concise overview of the key events in the history of computing, together with discussion exercises to stimulate deeper investigation into this fascinating area. Features: provides chapter introductions, summaries, key topics, and review... more...

  • Guide to Discrete Mathematicsby Gerard O'Regan

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 55.25

    This stimulating textbook presents a broad and accessible guide to the fundamentals of discrete mathematics, highlighting how the techniques may be applied to various exciting areas in computing. The text is designed to motivate and inspire the reader, encouraging further study in this important skill.  Features: provides an introduction... more...

  • International Communities of Invention and Innovationby Arthur Tatnall; Christopher Leslie

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 82.29

    This book contains revised selected papers presented at the IFIP WG 9.7 International Conference on the History of Computing, HC 2016, held in Brooklyn, NY, USA, in May 2016. The 13 full papers included in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers cover a wide range of topics related to the history of... more...

  • The Electronics Revolutionby J.B. Williams

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 41.14

    This book is about how electronics, computing, and telecommunications have profoundly changed our lives – the way we work, live, and play. It covers a myriad of topics from the invention of the fundamental devices, and integrated circuits, through radio and television, to computers, mobile telephones and GPS. Today our lives are ruled... more...

  • Philosophical Explorations of the Legacy of Alan Turingby Juliet Floyd; Alisa Bokulich

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 102.28

    This volume presents an historical and philosophical revisiting of the foundational character of Turing’s conceptual contributions and assesses the impact of the work of Alan Turing on the history and philosophy of science. Written by experts from a variety of disciplines, the book draws out the continuing significance of Turing’s work. The centennial... more...

  • The Electric Centuryby J.B. Williams

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 35.26

    This book is about how electricity has profoundly changed the way we live, work, and play. Some twenty topics are covered, with an abundance of graphs and images to build a comprehensive picture. Each looks at the developments, and the people who initiated them, together with how one led to the next and their subsequent impact on society. Topics... more...

  • Inside Ciscoby Ed Paulson

    Wiley 2002; US$ 65.00 US$ 56.99

    An insider reveals the core strategies behind Cisco's phenomenal success Most savvy business observers agree that the major component in Cisco's phenomenal growth has been their unwavering commitment to expanding their product line through aggressive acquisitions. Since 1995, the "New Goliath," as Cisco is known throughout the business and finance... more...

  • Hackersby Paul Taylor

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 67.95

    The practice of computer hacking is increasingly being viewed as a major security dilemma in Western societies, by governments and security experts alike. Using a wealth of material taken from interviews with a wide range of interested parties such as computer scientists, security experts and hackers themselves, Paul Taylor provides a uniquely revealing... more...

  • World War 3.0by Ken Auletta

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 16.95

    The Internet Revolution, like all great industrial changes, has made the world's elephantine media companies tremble that their competitors-whether small and nimble mice or fellow elephants-will get to new terrain first and seize its commanding heights. In a climate in which fear and insecurity are considered healthy emotions, corporate violence becomes... more...

  • History of Computing in Educationby J.A.N. Lee; John Impagliazzo

    Springer US 2006; US$ 153.25

    This work derives from a conference discussing the history of computing in education. This conference is the first of hopefully a series of conferences that will take place within the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) and hence, we describe it as the First Conference on the History of Computing in Education (HCE1). These proceedings... more...