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  • Ada's Algorithmby James Essinger

    Melville House 2014; US$ 25.95

    ?[Ada Lovelace], like Steve Jobs, stands at the intersection of arts and technology."?Walter Isaacson, author of The Innovators Over 150 years after her death, a widely-used scientific computer program was named ?Ada,? after Ada Lovelace, the only legitimate daughter of the eighteenth century?s version of a rock star, Lord Byron. Why? Because,... more...

  • Advances in computersby Marvin Zelkowitz

    Elsevier Science 1997; US$ 185.00

    Since its first volume in 1960, Advances in Computers has presented detailed coverage of innovations in hardware and software and in computer theory, design, and applications. It has also provided contributorswith a medium in which they can examine their subjects in greater depth and breadth than that allowed by standard journal articles. As a result,... 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...

  • Alan Turing: The Enigmaby Andrew Hodges; Douglas Hofstadter

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 16.95

    A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The official book behind the Academy Award-winning film The Imitation Game , starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley It is only a slight exaggeration to say that the British mathematician Alan Turing (1912-1954) saved the Allies from the Nazis, invented the computer and artificial intelligence, and anticipated... 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...

  • The Apollo Guidance Computerby Frank O'Brien

    Praxis 2010; US$ 44.95

    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...

  • Apple Confidential 2.0by Owen W. Linzmayer

    No Starch Press 2004; US$ 12.95

    The second edition of this bestseller examines the tumultuous history of America?s best-known Silicon Valley start-up, from its legendary founding almost 30 years ago, through a series of disastrous executive decisions, to its return to profitability, including Apple?s recent move into the music business. This updated and expanded edition is full of... 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...

  • Applications of Artificial Intelligenceby Marvin Zelkowitz

    Elsevier Science 1998; US$ 185.00

    Since its first volume in 1960, Advances in Computers has presented detailed coverage of innovations in hardware and software and in computer theory, design, and applications. It has also provided contributors with a medium in which they can examine their subjects in greater depth and breadth than that allowed by standard journal articles. As a result,... more...

  • Arne Beurling und Hitlers Geheimschreiberby Kjell-Ove Widman; Bengt Beckman

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 39.99

    Als im Jahre 1940 ein schwedischer Mathematiker die Verschl sselung f r die deutsche strategische Milit rkommunikation knackte, war dies eine der gr ten Errungenschaften in der Geschichte der Kryptologie. Die fachlich pr zise Geschichte dieses Ereignisses kann mit allen Bestandteilen eines klassischen Thrillers aufwarten: Eine verzweifelte Kriegssituation,... more...