A to Z of Computer Scientistsby Harry Henderson
Pub. Date: 08/28/2003
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Who has contributed significantly to the field of computer science? What have been their most important achievements? Which areas in the field of computer science have benefited most from these contributors and their work? Facts On File's Notable Scientists series meets the need for an authoritative source of information to answer these and other questions concerning myriad developments in science.
International in scope, A to Z of Computer Scientists is a comprehensive biographical collection of more than 100 male and female scientists, past and present. Designed for high school students, researchers, teachers, and general readers, the book is an ideal reference to well-known scientists and their less well-known contemporaries. Each entry provides the subject's full name, birth and death dates, nationality, and field(s) of specialization. The essays focus on the scientist's work, achievements, struggles within the milieu, and contributions to the field, supplemented with information on family and educational background and specific sources for further investigation, giving the reader a well-rounded profile.
In addition to 50 black-and-white photographs, the book features an index of the scientists profiled arranged by field, a chronology of important events in computer science, a glossary of terms particular to computer science, a bibliography of print sources and websites for further research, and an extensive general index.
Table of Contents
|List of Entries||vii|
|Entries A to Z||1|
|Entries by Field||284|
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