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  • 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$ 14.38

    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$ 35.00

    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$ 27.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Wormby Mark Bowden

    Atlantic Books 2012; US$ 9.99

    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 to the... more...

  • Social Semanticsby Harry Halpin

    Springer US 2012; US$ 109.00

    Statistical Semantics for the Semantic Web provides a unique introduction to identity and reference theories of the World Wide Web, through the academic lens of philosophy of language and data-driven statistical models. The Semantic Web is a natural evolution of the Web, and this book covers the URL-based Web architecture and Semantic Web in detail.... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...