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  • The Man Who Invented the Computerby Jane Smiley

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 25.95

    From one of our most acclaimed novelists, a  David-and-Goliath biography for the digital age. One night in the late 1930s, in a bar on the Illinois?Iowa border, John Vincent Atanasoff, a professor of physics at Iowa State University, after a frustrating day performing tedious mathematical calculations in his lab, hit on the idea that the binary... more...

  • Intellectual Property and Open Sourceby Van Lindberg

    O'Reilly Media 2008; US$ 27.99

    "Clear, correct, and deep, this is a welcome addition to discussions of law and computing for anyone -- even lawyers!"-- Lawrence Lessig, Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and founder of the Stanford Center for Internet and Society If you work in information technology, intellectual property is central to your job -- but dealing with the complexities... more...

  • 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$ 62.50 US$ 56.88

    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$ 57.55

    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 B. Jones; A.W. Roscoe; Kenneth R. Wood

    Springer London 2010; US$ 141.19

    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...

  • History of Computing and Education 3 (HCE3)by John Impagliazzo

    Springer US 2008; US$ 95.71

    These proceedings derive from an international conference on the history of computing and education. This conference is the third 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 ?Third IFIP Conference on the History of Computing and Education?... more...

  • The Apollo Guidance Computerby Frank O'Brien

    Praxis 2010; US$ 43.90

    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$ 141.19

    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...