Computers

Computers

by Anne Rooney
     
 

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Find out: How computers help solve crimes, Why some robots look like snakes? What cyber threats the world is facing? Computers affect all areas of our lives, yet they have only been around for about 50 years. Today they are among our most powerful tools. This book looks at the cutting edge of computer technology today, and how simple ideas and dreams will help shape… See more details below

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Find out: How computers help solve crimes, Why some robots look like snakes? What cyber threats the world is facing? Computers affect all areas of our lives, yet they have only been around for about 50 years. Today they are among our most powerful tools. This book looks at the cutting edge of computer technology today, and how simple ideas and dreams will help shape the future. The Cutting Edge series looks at the exciting advances in modern science and technology today. Focusing on recent key scientific discoveries and breakthroughs that are shaping our world and our future, the books examine how these advances have come about, the ideas behind them, and their subsequent development.

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School Library Journal
Gr 5-9-Two titles that focus on some of the rapid changes in their respective fields. Electronics looks at the development of popular devices from conception to implementation. The introductory chapter describes how the valve gave way to the microchip, how analog and digital signals differ, the many advantages of a digital signal, and the ability to store large amounts of information in the digital format. Following chapters examine cell phones, radio, music, cameras, television, video, and electronic games. A look into the future envisions cellular television and cellular teeth. Computers describes early machines and then looks at embedded computers, robotics, communication, imaging and simulation, viruses, spyware, hackers, and the future of computers. Both titles have bright prismatic borders on the tops and bottoms of the pages, a time line that runs across the bottom of a spread in each chapter, sidebars, and clear black-and-white and color photos with captions. Informative, fascinating, and useful for reports.-Susan Shaver, Hemingford Public Schools, NE Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583407509
Publisher:
Black Rabbit Books
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Series:
Technology All Around Us Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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