Computer Age

Computer Age

by Barrons Educational Series, Chris Oxlade
     
 

Computers first appeared as cumbersome electronic machines during World War II, as an aid to directing accurate artillery fire. With miniaturization of electronic circuitry and components in the 1970s, the computer began assuming the forms we know today-becoming essential to our lives, solving problems, and providing information, communication, and entertainment. …  See more details below

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Computers first appeared as cumbersome electronic machines during World War II, as an aid to directing accurate artillery fire. With miniaturization of electronic circuitry and components in the 1970s, the computer began assuming the forms we know today-becoming essential to our lives, solving problems, and providing information, communication, and entertainment. This illustrated volume presents the computer's fascinating history. Barron's ticktock books provide information on a wide range of subjects for young adult readers in illustrated, attractive magazine-style layouts. (Ages 10 and older)

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Children's Literature
There was a time when a student who had an interest in computers was unique. Today, a student who isn't computer literate is likely to fall behind in his work. Computers are everywhere and are used to obtain all kinds of information, and they are a necessary classroom tool. This book introduces some computer applications and is filled with pictures, diagrams and brief facts. It presents the history of computing, information about peripherals, and even a section about web page design. However, the sections about computer games and web page design are very weak; there is not adequate information on the topics. This is one of four titles in the "Modern Media" series that is a great for capturing the imagination reluctant readers. Other titles include Telecommunications, Film & TV and Music & Sound. This is a Barron Ticktock guide. 2000, Barron's Educational Series Inc., Ages 10 to 14, $5.95. Reviewer: Joyce Rice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764110665
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Series:
Modern Media Series
Edition description:
1st U.S. Edition
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.54(h) x 0.20(d)

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