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The Computer Book: From the Abacus to Artificial Intelligence, 250 Milestones in the History of Computer...
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Simson L. Garfinkel Rachel H. Grunspan
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The Computer Book: From the Abacus to Artificial Intelligence, 250 Milestones in the History of Computer Science

Simson L. Garfinkel Rachel H. Grunspan


9781454926214

Sterling


Mathematics & Sciences;
History of science;
Computer science


Hardback

528 pages

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Part of Sterling's extremely popular Milestones series, this illustrated exploration of computer science ranges from the ancient abacus to superintelligence and social media.

With 250 illustrated landmark inventions, publications, and events-encompassing everything from ancient record-keeping devices to the latest computing technologies-this highly topical addition to the Sterling Milestones series takes a chronological journey through the history and future of computer science. Two expert authors, with decades' of experience working in computer research and innovation, explore topics including the Sumerian abacus, the first spam message, Morse code, cryptography, early computers, Isaac Asimov's laws of robotics, UNIX and early programming languages, movies, video games, mainframes, minis and micros, hacking, virtual reality, and more.

By:   Simson L. Garfinkel, Rachel H. Grunspan
Imprint:   Sterling
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 214mm,  Width: 186mm, 
ISBN:   9781454926214
ISBN 10:   145492621X
Series:   Sterling Milestones
Pages:   528
Publication Date:   November 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Simson L. Garfinkel is the Senior Computer Scientist for Confidentiality and Disclosure Avoidance at the US Census Bureau. He holds seven patents and has published dozens of articles on computer security and digital forensics. He is an ACM Fellow, award-winning journalist, and author or coauthor of 15 other books, mostly on computing. Rachel H. Grunspan has worn many hats in her almost 20 years at the CIA including cyber-threat analyst, game and simulation designer, and a leader in the world of digital innovation. She is a member of the Senior Intelligence Service and a winner of the 2007 Director of National Intelligence Galileo Award. Rachel received a BA in Politics from Brandeis University and a Master of Science in Information Systems from the London School of Economics and Political Science.


What a delight! A fast trip through the computing landscape in the company of friendly tour guides who know the history. I enjoyed the views and learned a lot! --Harry Lewis, Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science, Harvard University

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