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  • Ada's Algorithmby James Essinger

    Melville House 2014; US$ 25.95

    ?Readers are treated to an intimate portrait of Lovelace?s short but significant life along with an abbreviated history of 19th-century high-society London." ? New Criterion 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... 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$ 185.00

    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 Turingby Andrew Hodges; Douglas Hofstadter

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    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 gay liberation by decades--all before his suicide at age forty-one. This classic biography of the founder of computer science, reissued on the centenary of... more...

  • Alan Turing: the Enigmaby Andrew Hodges; Douglas Hofstadter

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 31.95

    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 gay liberation by decades--all before his suicide at age forty-one. This acclaimed biography of the founder of computer science, with a new preface by the... more...

  • Alan Turing: The Enigmaby Andrew Hodges; Douglas Hofstadter

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 16.95

    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 gay liberation by decades--all before his suicide at age forty-one. This acclaimed biography of the founder of computer science, with a new preface by the... more...

  • Alan Turing and his Contemporariesby Simon Lavington; Chris Burton; Martin Campbell-Kelly; Roger Johnson; Simon Lavington

    British Informatics Society Limited 2012; US$ 25.99

    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

    Springer 2010; US$ 44.95

    The technological marvel that facilitated the Apollo missions to the Moon was the on-board computer. In the 1960s most computers filled an entire room, but the spacecraft's computer was required to be compact and low power. Although people today find it difficult to accept that it was possible to control a spacecraft using such a 'primitive'... 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$ 12.64

    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...