Computer Sciences: 4 Volume Set

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"Computer Sciences is part of the well-respected Macmillan Science Library franchise. This full color four volume set is organized in 4 separate thematic volumes covering the following topics:

Foundations, Ideas and People: This volume covers the innovators and history of Computer Science in both theoretical developments and practical application of the discipline. Software and Hardware: This volume covers topics from system analysis and design to operating systems and parallel...

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Overview


"Computer Sciences is part of the well-respected Macmillan Science Library franchise. This full color four volume set is organized in 4 separate thematic volumes covering the following topics:

Foundations, Ideas and People: This volume covers the innovators and history of Computer Science in both theoretical developments and practical application of the discipline. Software and Hardware: This volume covers topics from system analysis and design to operating systems and parallel processing.

Social Applications: From fashion design to meteorology, this volume covers how the use of computers impacts our everyday lives.

Electronic Universe: This volume delves into the internet and the interconnected, networked society. Also discussed in this volume are artificial intelligence, encryption, and mobile computing

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Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Amanda MacGregor
This four-volume set about the computer science industry and its rich history provides an extensive examination of the people and innovations that have shaped technology. Foundations: Ideas And People discusses the history, key players, and major innovations and developments. Topics looked at include telecommunications, Apple, networks, animation, viruses, and more. Many brief biographies are presented, including Grace Hopper, Blaise Pascal, Alan Turing, and Charles Babbage. This volume is probably the most accessible of the series, as it is easy to understand even for those without a vast knowledge of the computer science field. Software And Hardware looks closely at the technologies developed and implemented. Some of the topics explored include algorithms, programming and markup languages, software, devices, compilers, and more. This volume is extremely technical and will be most useful to those who already know a lot about these subjects or those who work in this field. Social Applications explores how computers and programs are used in all aspects of our lives. This volume focuses on such subjects as desktop publishing, social media, educational software, medical uses, and blogs. Here, readers can see the big picture of what computer science entails, affects, and controls. In all the volumes, entries vary in length, with some divided into subtopics (for example, animation is broken down into techniques, history, principles, and types). The clean layout features both color and black-and-white photographs every few pages, helping to break up the long blocks of text. The arrangement of information in alphabetical order means there can be a lot of jumping around to find all of the information a reader may be seeking related to a certain broad subject. The time line, index, and collective table of contents listed in each volume make using these books easy. This extremely comprehensive set would be a particularly welcome resource for schools with computer science classes or a robotics teams. Reviewer: Amanda MacGregor
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780028662206
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 6/15/2013
  • Series: Macmillan Science Library
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 4
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.40 (h) x 3.70 (d)

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