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The First Computers--History and Architectures (History of Computing)
The First Computers--History and Architectures (History of Computing)
"A cohesive, well-defined discussion of the architecture of early computers."
Mary Croarken, Business History

"A well-balanced and fascinating perspective on a wide range of early computing devices."
Nathan Ensmenger, IEEE Spectrum
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Quantum Computing without Magic: Devices (Scientific and Engineering Computation)
Quantum Computing without Magic: Devices (Scientific and Engineering Computation)
"Quantum Computing without Magic gives a refreshing and down to earth approach to quantum information as well as quantum devices which will have a fundamental impact on the technology of the 21st century."
Raymond Laflamme, Canada Research Chair in Quantum Information, and Director, Institute for
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A History of Modern Computing, 2nd Edition
A History of Modern Computing, 2nd Edition
Computers were invented to ‘‘compute’’: to solve ‘‘complex mathematical problems,’’ as the dictionary still defines that word. They still do that, but that is not why we are living in an ‘‘Information Age.’’ That reflects other things that computers do: store and retrieve data,...
Spinning the Semantic Web: Bringing the World Wide Web to Its Full Potential
Spinning the Semantic Web: Bringing the World Wide Web to Its Full Potential
"If you're a technical communicator who works with the World Wide Web (WWW) and would like a glimpse into the Web's future, this collection of articles by Web gurus is for you."

As the World Wide Web continues to expand, it becomes increasingly difficult for users to obtain information efficiently. Because most search
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Conceptual Spaces: The Geometry of Thought
Conceptual Spaces: The Geometry of Thought
"This is a fearless book that casts a wide net around key issues in cognitive science. It offers the kind of coherent, unified view that the field badly needs." - Steven Sloman, Associate Professor, Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences, Brown University"

Within cognitive science, two approaches currently dominate
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Beowulf Cluster Computing with Linux (Scientific and Engineering Computation)
Beowulf Cluster Computing with Linux (Scientific and Engineering Computation)
Beowulf clusters, which exploit mass-market PC hardware and software in conjunction with cost-effective commercial network technology, are becoming the platform for many scientific, engineering, and commercial applications. With growing popularity has come growing complexity. Addressing that complexity, Beowulf Cluster Computing with Linux and...
Simply Scheme - 2nd Edition: Introducing Computer Science
Simply Scheme - 2nd Edition: Introducing Computer Science
There are two schools of thought about teaching computer science. We might caricature the two views this way:

· The conservative view: Computer programs have become too large and complex to encompass in a human mind.
Therefore, the job of computer science education is to teach people how to discipline their work in such a way
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Radioactive Waste Disposal at Sea: Public Ideas, Transnational Policy Entrepreneurs, and Environmental Regimes
Radioactive Waste Disposal at Sea: Public Ideas, Transnational Policy Entrepreneurs, and Environmental Regimes
"This book makes a significant contribution by showing that, under certain circumstances, regimes can be created and changed by a combination of powerful but highly oversimplified ‘public ideas’ and transnational political entrepreneurs. The work is original and the scholarship is sound beyond any question."
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Social Thinking--Software Practice
Social Thinking--Software Practice
Software practice is everywhere: software development, design, and use as well as related management are shaping today’s technology and changing the way we engage in social relations at work and at home, in small groups and in the larger society. Scientific reflection on software practice aims at understanding and improvement; at the same...
Communications Policy and Information Technology: Promises, Problems, Prospects (Telecommunications Policy Research Conference)
Communications Policy and Information Technology: Promises, Problems, Prospects (Telecommunications Policy Research Conference)
New technologies, although developed with optimism, often fall short of their predicted potential and create new problems. Communications technologies are no different. Their utopian proponents claim that universal access to advanced communications technologies can help to feed the hungry, cure the sick, educate the illiterate, improve the global...
Crypto Anarchy, Cyberstates, and Pirate Utopias
Crypto Anarchy, Cyberstates, and Pirate Utopias

In Crypto Anarchy, Cyberstates, and Pirate Utopias, Peter Ludlow extends the approach he used so successfully in High Noon on the Electronic Frontier, offering a collection of writings that reflects the eclectic nature of the online world, as well as its tremendous energy and creativity. This time the subject is the emergence...

Proof, Language, and Interaction: Essays in Honour of Robin Milner (Foundations of Computing)
Proof, Language, and Interaction: Essays in Honour of Robin Milner (Foundations of Computing)
This volume is a Festschrift to honour the scientilfiifce and achievemento f Robin Milner. Robin’s contributions have been both profound and varied, ovneorw ,a o pfs eormioed , thirty years. They range througthhe semantic foundationso f programming languages, computerassisted theorem-proving, programming language design, andth e theory of...
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