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  • Hackersby Steven Levy

    O'Reilly Media 2010; US$ 17.99

    This 25th anniversary edition of Steven Levy's classic book traces the exploits of the computer revolution's original hackers -- those brilliant and eccentric nerds from the late 1950s through the early '80s who took risks, bent the rules, and pushed the world in a radical new direction. With updated material from noteworthy hackers such as Bill... more...

  • Direct From Dellby Michael Dell; Catherine Fredman

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.74

    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 US$ 48.00

    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...

  • Mathematical Livesby CLAUDIO BARTOCCI; Renato Betti; Angelo Guerraggio; Roberto Lucchetti; Kim Williams

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2010; US$ 74.95

    This volume brings to the forefront some of the proponents of the mathematics of the twentieth century who have put at our disposal new and powerful instruments for investigating the reality around us. The portraits present impressive and passionate people. more...

  • Reflections on the Work of C.A.R. Hoareby Cliff Jones; A.W. Roscoe; Kenneth R. Wood

    Springer London 2010; US$ 179.00

    Written in honor of Sir Tony Hoare's 75th Birthday, this book provides a discussion of the influence of Hoare's work on current research from an international selection of expert contributors. Includes a scientific biography, listing his most influential work. more...

  • The Apollo Guidance Computerby Frank O'Brien

    Praxis 2010; US$ 44.95

    The technological marvel that facilitated the Apollo missions to the Moon was the on-board computer. This is the first book to fully describe the Apollo guidance computer?s architecture, instruction format and programs used by the astronauts. more...

  • A Science of Operationsby Mark Priestley

    Springer London 2011; US$ 179.00

    Today, computers fulfil a dazzling array of roles, a flexibility resulting from the great range of programs that can be run on them. A Science of Operations examines the history of what we now call programming, defined not simply as computer programming, but more broadly as the definition of the steps involved in computations and other information-processing... more...

  • The Peep Diariesby Hal Niedzviecki

    City Lights Publishers 2009; US$ 17.99

    One man's journey through a rapidly transforming culture of lying, spying, revealing, and confessing. more...

  • Leaders in Computingby BCS The Chartered Institute for IT; Donald Knuth; Grady Booch; Linus Torvalds; Steve Wozniak; Vint Cerf; Karen Spärck Jones; Tim Berners-Lee; Jimmy Wales; Stephanie Shirley

    British Informatics Society Limited 2011; US$ 2.99

    Foreword The Art of Computer Programming - Donald Knuth The Mighty Booch ? Grady Booch Talking to Torvalds ? Linus Torvalds Apple to the core - Steve Wozniak Cerf's up ? Vint Cerf Computing's too important to be left to men - Karen Spärck Jones Isn?t it semantic? - Sir Tim Berners-Lee Sharing knowledge - Jimmy Wales... more...

  • The Apple Revolutionby Luke Dormehl

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 12.68

    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...