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  • The Apollo Guidance Computerby Frank O'Brien

    Praxis 2010; US$ 42.74

    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...

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

    Springer London 2010; US$ 137.44

    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$ 137.44

    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$ 4.99

    This collection of interviews provides a fascinating insight into the thoughts and ideas of influential figures from the world of IT and computing, such as Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Donald Knuth, Linus Torvalds, Jimmy Wales and Steve Wozniak. It gives an excellent overview of important developments in this diverse field over recent years. 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...

  • 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$ 8.88

    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... more...