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  • 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...

  • The Informationby James Gleick

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    Publishers Weekly, Top 100 Books of 2011 ?So ambitious, illuminating and sexily theoretical that it will amount to aspirational reading for many of those who have the mettle to tackle it? The Information is to the nature, history and significance of data what the beach is to sand.? ? New York Times ?[A] tour de force?This is intellectual history... more...

  • A Brief History of Computingby Gerard O'Regan

    Springer London 2012; US$ 34.95

    Offers a comprehensive account of the history of computing Traces the beginnings of computation from 3000 B.C. through to modern times Includes helpful pedagogical elements such as exercises and chapter summaries Does not require studies in computer science in order to be understood and appreciated more...

  • Network Geeksby Brian E Carpenter

    Springer London 2013; US$ 19.99

    An entertaining and accessible account of the creation of the Internet Written from first-hand experience of working on the development of the Internet in Europe Explains the science and technology in simple and easy-to-understand language more...

  • Deep Blueby Monty Newborn

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 119.00

    A comprehensive and authoritative account of the creation, development, and actions of IBM's Deep Blue, a computer that defeated a chess grand master. Book details the AI technology and people involved in this technological triumph of machine over human gaming skills. Specialists and nonspecialists in AI and computer gaming will discover a fascinating... more...

  • Giants of Computingby Gerard O?Regan

    Springer London 2013; US$ 59.99

    Provides an overview of a selection of individuals who have made important contributions to the field of computing field Presents the key contributions and brief biographical information on figures from a broad range of sub-disciplines and historical periods Highlights the richness of the field of computing, and the wealth of contributions made... more...

  • Advances in computersby Marvin Zelkowitz

    Elsevier Science 2000; US$ 195.00

    Humans are often distinguished from other animals by their ability, even need, to see patterns in everyday life. As we enter a new millennium, all aspects of society seem to want to take stock of what has happened in the past and what is likely to happen in the future. The computer industry is no different from others. Advances in Computers has been... more...

  • Der Computer - Mein Lebenswerk (German Edition)by Konrad Zuse; F.L. Bauer; H. Zemanek

    Springer 2007; US$ 39.95

    Konrad Zuse baute die erste vollautomatische, programmgesteuerte und frei programmierte, in binärer Gleitpunktrechnung arbeitende Rechenanlage. Sie war 1941 betriebsfähig. Mit anderen Worten: Konrad Zuse baute den ersten funktionsfähigen Computer. In diesem Buch erzählt er die Geschichte seines Lebens, das wie kaum ein anderes mit der Geschichte der... more...

  • Dealers of Lightningby Michael A. Hiltzik

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99

    In the bestselling tradition of The Soul of a New Machine, Dealers of Lightning is a fascinating journey of intellectual creation. In the 1970s and '80s, Xerox Corporation brought together a brain-trust of engineering geniuses, a group of computer eccentrics dubbed PARC. This brilliant group created several monumental innovations that triggered... more...

  • Origins and Foundations of Computingby Friedrich L. Bauer

    Springer 2009; US$ 59.99

    The book examines how intellectual developments in logic and mathematics were gradually matched by technical solutions in first mechanics and then electronics, and how the resulting machines found application in engineering, science and business.The author was among the pioneers of computing science, and he offers a personal and distinctive view of... more...