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A Brief History of Computing
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Springer-Verlag New York Inc
Publication date March 6, 2012
Pages 260
Binding Hardcover
Edition 2
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781447123583
ISBN-10 1447123581
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.20 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $49.99
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: This lively and fascinating text traces the key developments in computation – from 3000 B.C. to the present day – in an easy-to-follow and concise manner. Topics and features: ideal for self-study, offering many pedagogical features such as chapter-opening key topics, chapter introductions and summaries, exercises, and a glossary; presents detailed information on major figures in computing, such as Boole, Babbage, Shannon, Turing, Zuse and Von Neumann; reviews the history of software engineering and of programming languages, including syntax and semantics; discusses the progress of artificial intelligence, with extension to such key disciplines as philosophy, psychology, linguistics, neural networks and cybernetics; examines the impact on society of the introduction of the personal computer, the World Wide Web, and the development of mobile phone technology; follows the evolution of a number of major technology companies, including IBM, Microsoft and Apple.

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2 edition from Springer-Verlag New York Inc (March 6, 2012)
9781447123583 | details & prices | 260 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $49.99
About: This lively and fascinating text traces the key developments in computation – from 3000 B.
from Springer-Verlag New York Inc (January 25, 2008)
9781848000834 | details & prices | 245 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $39.95
Paperback
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2 edition from Springer-Verlag New York Inc (April 13, 2014)
9781447159605 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $49.99
About: This concise, easy-to-follow book introduces key topics in the history of computing from 3000 B.
from Springer-Verlag New York Inc (January 25, 2008)
9781849967259 | details & prices | 272 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $39.95
About: This comprehensive book provides an introduction into the key topics in the history of computing in an easy-to-follow and concise manner.

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