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Computing Books published by Oxford University Press

The following is a list of Computing Books published by Oxford University Press in the Centre for Computing History collection. It is not an exhaustive list of and other books may have been published. If you have a book that you would like to donate to our collection, please view our donations page.

There are 5 Computing Books published by Oxford University Press in our collection :
Order By : Title - Release Date - Publisher
An Introduction to Computing Date: 1962 An Introduction to Computing


An Introduction to Computing.
R
WOOLDRIDGE
London: Oxford University Press 1962. . 217p

This deals with the numerical analysis and programming for digital computers.

 

Publisher: Oxford University Press
Author: James Martin and Adrian R D Norman James
Platform: Computing

Analytical Photogrammetry Date: Unknown Analytical Photogrammetry

by Sanjib K. Ghosh

English 
2nd ed. 
308 pages
ISBN: 008036103X
ISBN-13: 9780080361031

Hardcover: 308 pages
Publisher: Pergamon Pr; 2 Sub edition (January 1988)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-0080361031
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1 inches

Donated by Justin Bryant

Publisher: Oxford University Press
Author: Sanjib K. Ghosh
Platform: Algol

Analytical Photogrammetry Date: January 1988 Analytical Photogrammetry

 

by Sanjib K. Ghosh

English 
2nd ed. 
308 pages
ISBN: 008036103X
ISBN-13: 9780080361031

Hardcover: 308 pages
Publisher: Pergamon Pr; 2 Sub edition (January 1988)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-0080361031
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1 inches

Donated by Justin Bryant

 

Publisher: Oxford University Press
Author: Sanjib K. Ghosh
Platform: Algol

ICL: A Business and Technical History Date: 1989 ICL: A Business and Technical History

The history of ICL is synonymous with the history of the British computer industry. ICL was formed by a series of mergers in response to the increasing market dominance of the large American corporations, particularly IBM. The struggles between these two giants and the inherent problems and implications of competing with US multi-nationals are examined in detail in Campbell Kelly's wide ranging study. At the time of writing in the late 1980s, the author was given unrestricted access to ICL archives and his lucid account of the company, its set-backs and successes makes for a compelling and informative read. This book, which was Winner of the Wadsworth Prize for Business History (1989), will be of great interest to anyone involved in business or the computing industry. Refers to LEO Computers.
 
Includes many black & white photographs including:
Hollerith pin-box tabulator 1904
Typical Hollerith installation 1920
Powers-Samas small card sorter
ICT 1301 computer 1962
Ferranti Orion 1963
Ferranti Atlas
1900 operating system
ICL Bracknell computing hall 1974
 
First published: 1989
This edition: published 22 March 1990, by Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN-13: 978-0198539186 
Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.5 x 1.1 inches 
Shipping Weight: 2 pounds

This is in excellent condition and was kindly donated by Tony Priest.

 

 

Publisher: Oxford University Press
Author: Martin Campbell-Kelly
Platform: ICL

Jacquard's Web: How a Hand-Loom Led to the Birth of the Information Age Date: 2004 Jacquard's Web: How a Hand-Loom Led to the Birth of the Information Age

Hard Cover 256 pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA; 1St Edition edition (December 1, 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-0192805775
Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.2 x 1.1 inches

Publication Date: December 1, 2004
In Jacquard's Web, James Essinger tells the story of some of the most brilliant inventors the world has ever known, in this fascinating account of how a hand-loom invented in Napoleonic France led to the development of the modern information age.
Essinger, a master story-teller, describes how Joseph-Marie Jacquard's loom enabled the silk-weavers of Lyons to weave fabrics 25 times faster than had previously been possible. The device used punched cards, which stored instructions for weaving whatever pattern or design was required. These cards can very reasonably be described as the world's first computer programs. Indeed, Essinger shows through a series of remarkable and meticulously researched historical connections--connections never before investigated--that the Jacquard loom kick-started a process of scientific evolution which would lead directly to the development of the modern computer. The book examines a wealth of extraordinary links between the nineteenth-century world of weaving and today's computer age: for example, modern computer graphics displays are based on exactly the same principles as those employed in Jacquard's special woven tableaux. Jacquard's Web also introduces some of the most colorful and interesting characters in the history of science and technology: the modest but exceptionally dedicated Jacquard himself; the brilliant but temperamental Victorian polymath Charles Babbage, who dreamed of a cogwheel computer operated using Jacquard cards; and the imaginative and perceptive Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's only legitimate daughter.
Attractively illustrated and compellingly narrated, Jacquard's Web is an engaging and delightful volume. It is an impressive case of historical detective work, one that will leave the reader mesmerized.

"With wit and imagination, Essinger has woven a marvelous tapestry celebrating this rugs-to-riches story and the unlikely birth of the information age."--Entertainment Weekly


"Jacquard's Web is more than the biography of a man and his machine. Mr. Essinger moves from the Industrial Age to the Information Age, connecting the loom, step by step, to the Harvard Mark I, the first proper computer, presented to the public in 1944.... Essinger tells his story with passion and with a gracious willingness to help the lay reader grasp the intricacies of technology."--Wall Street Journal


"Essinger does more than weave together science, history, and business: he sheds light on the nature of innovation.... His book deftly shows how even the most surprising breakthroughs are based on the work of others, and need a host of enabling factors to take root. Without the appropriate financial, technological, and cultural factors, no inventor, regardless of passion, can harvest his brilliant machine.... His tale of cultural, economic, and personal factors that enable ideas to become real tools makes this book a welcome addition to the literature of innovation."-- Tom Ehrenfeld, The Boston Globe

"Anyone who enjoyed Tom Standage's book on automata, The Mechanical Turk, will probably enjoy Jacquard's Web."--New Scientist

"An original perspective...the thread that runs through it--the relation of everything that has come since to the principle of the Jacquard loom--quite compelling."--Walter Gratzer, King's College London

Our book is in excellent condition and was very kindly donated by Clive Chaney

Publisher: Oxford University Press
Author: James Essinger
Platform: Jacguard

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