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  • Women and Underrepresented Minorities in Computingby William Aspray

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 129.00

    This text examines in detail the issue of the underrepresentation of women, African Americans, American Indians, and Hispanics in the computing disciplines in the U.S. The work reviews the underlying causes, as well as the efforts of various nonprofit organizations to correct the situation, in order to both improve social equity and address the shortage... more...

  • Introduction to the History of Computingby Gerard O'Regan

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 59.99

    Tracing the story of computing from Babyloniancounting boards to smartphones, this inspiring textbook provides a conciseoverview of the key events in the history of computing, together withdiscussion exercises to stimulate deeper investigation into this fascinatingarea. Features: provides chapter introductions, summaries, key topics, and reviewquestions;... more...

  • Retrogame Archeologyby John Aycock

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 99.00

    Drawing on extensive research, this book explores the techniques that old computer games used to run on tightly-constrained platforms. Retrogame developers faced incredible challenges of limited space, computing power, rudimentary tools, and the lack of homogeneous environments. Using examples from over 100 retrogames, this book examines the clever... more...

  • Saving Bletchley Parkby Sue Black; Stevyn Colgan

    Random House 2016; US$ 23.96

    Imagine a Britain where the most important sites of historical significance are replaced with housing estates and supermarkets? Imagine a Britain without Bletchley Park, where Alan Turing and a team of code breakers changed the course of World War II and where thousands of women inspired future generations with their work in the fields of computing... more...

  • Participation in Computingby William Aspray

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 89.99

    This book provides a history of the efforts of the US National Science Foundation to broaden participation in computing. The book briefly discusses the early history of the NSF's involvement with education and workforce issues. It then turns to two programs outside the computing directorate (the ADVANCE program and the Program on Women and Girls) that... more...

  • Electronic Dreamsby Tom Lean

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 16.99

    How did computers invade the homes and cultural life of 1980s Britain? Remember the ZX Spectrum? Ever have a go at programming with its stretchy rubber keys? How about the BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, or Commodore 64? Did you marvel at the immense galaxies of Elite , master digital kung-fu in Way of the Exploding Fist or lose yourself in the... more...

  • Cybernetic Governmentby Benjamin Seibel

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 39.99

    Entlang derdrei kybernetischen Schlüsselbegriffe Kommunikation, Kalkulation und Kontrollerekonstruiert Benjamin Seibels historische Studie die Genese eines politischenRegelungswissens, das in den militärischen Forschungslabors des ZweitenWeltkriegs seinen Ausgang nimmt und sich in den Aktualisierungen digitaler Technologienbis in unsere Gegenwart... more...

  • Responsive Web Design Patternsby Chelsea Myers

    Packt Publishing 2015; US$ 23.99

    Learn how to build your own pattern library and fill it with the most popular responsive web design patterns About This Book: Explore the process of combining responsive patterns together to fit the needs of your own website or project; Organize your projects by creating responsive pattern libraries and manage unruly design systems as they grow; Break... more...

  • Meilensteine der Rechentechnikby Herbert Bruderer

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 168.00

    This book presents key milestones in the history of computer technology and the early days of computer science. A focus is placed on the new devices and research findings that have aroused particular attention in past years. Many tables provide a global overview on the earliest digital computers. A multilingual bibliography with over 3,000... more...

  • Carl Adam Petriby Einar Smith; Tim Denvir

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2015; US$ 29.99

    The book presents the life and works of one of Germany's most famous computer scientists, Carl Adam Petri. It is written in a vivid and entertaining manner, providing an in-depth discussion of the background behind Petri's best-known contribution to computer science, the Petri net. In this way the book can be read as a first introduction to nets, but... more...