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
"Here is an authoritative, readable set designed to present the history of computers and reflect on their purpose, use, and impact today. Nearly 300 entries are organized in four volumes, usually with black- and-white illustrations, photos, or charts. Signed entries are two to four pages long and often include sidebars, definitions for terms or concepts, see also references, and bibliographies with a handful of contributors...High-School and public libraries where there is emphasis on technology may want to add this set for its detailed coverage of people, concepts, and applications."
-- Booklist (December 2002)
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