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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Network Geeksby Brian E Carpenter

    Springer London 2013; US$ 19.99

    Part history, part memoir and part cultural study, this book offers an inside look at the creation of the Internet and the establishment of the Internet Engineering Task Force, from the perspective of a self-proclaimed geek who witnessed it first-hand. more...

  • The Peep Diariesby Hal Niedzviecki

    City Lights Publishers 2009; US$ 17.95

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

  • People, Problems, and Proofsby Richard J. Lipton; Kenneth W. Regan

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 39.99

    This book offers insights into theoretical computer science and mathematics, distilling complex topics into manageable essays that summarize and explain key developments, historical context, and future directions of complexity, computability and algorithms. more...

  • Rechnen mit Maschinenby Wilfried de Beauclair; W. Brauer; R. Vollmar

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 69.95

    In diesem umfangreichen, vor fast 40 Jahren erschienenen Werk wurde die Geschichte der Rechentechnik ? angefangen vom Abacus der Römer bis zu den programmgesteuerten digitalen Rechenanlagen ? ausführlich dargestellt. "de Beauclair" war seit vielen Jahren vergriffen. Dieser Faksimile-Nachdruck, ergänzt um ein Begleitwort von Professor Brauer, TU München,... 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...

  • 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...

  • Silence, Screen, and Spectacleby Lindsey A. Freeman; Benjamin Nienass; Rachel Daniell

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 90.00

    In an age of information and new media the relationships between remembering and forgetting have changed. This volume addresses the tension between loud and often spectacular histories and those forgotten pasts we strain to hear. Employing social and cultural analysis, the essays within examine mnemonic technologies both new and old, and cover subjects... more...