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Giants of Computing: A Compendium of Select, Pivotal Pioneers (Hardback)
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Giants of Computing: A Compendium of Select, Pivotal Pioneers (Hardback)

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Hardback 306 Pages / Published: 03/09/2013
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It has been upon the shoulders of giants that the modern world has been forged. This accessible compendium presents an insight into the great minds responsible for the technology which has transformed our lives. Each pioneer is introduced with a brief biography, followed by a concise account of their key contributions to their discipline. The selection covers a broad spread of historical and contemporary figures from theoreticians to entrepreneurs, highlighting the richness of the field of computing. Suitable for the general reader, this concise and easy-to-read reference will be of interest to anyone curious about the inspiring men and women who have shaped the field of computer science.

Publisher: Springer London Ltd
ISBN: 9781447153399
Number of pages: 306
Weight: 654 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 19 mm
Edition: 2013 ed.


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"Giants of Computing is most useful as a reference work, but it could also serve as a supplemental course resource or possibly a core text in a class on the history of computing. ... the author provides selected examples of pivotal contributions, such as mathematical formula or code samples. Summing Up: Recommended. All levels/libraries." (S. A. Patton, Choice, Vol. 51 (7), March, 2014)

"The author has given us a mini-biography of 59 `giants' of computing, with a brief account of their major achievements. ... the book is absolutely delightful and will provide the reader with many interesting and enjoyable evenings. There are even two quizzes for readers who wish to test their knowledge of people and events in computing." (James Van Speybroeck, Computing Reviews, October, 2013)

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