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Computing Books published by Pitman

The following is a list of Computing Books published by Pitman 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 15 Computing Books published by Pitman in our collection :
Order By : Title - Release Date - Publisher
Assembly Language for the 6502 Date: Assembly Language for the 6502

Programming Pocket Guides

Publisher: Pitman
Author: Bob Bright
Platform: 6502

Assembly Language for the 80286 Date: 1985 Assembly Language for the 80286

Assembly Language for the 80286 is a book written by Robert Erskine.


This edition was published in 1985 by Pitman publishing.

Publisher: Pitman
Author: Robert Erskine
Platform:

C Language Date: 1985 C Language

C Language is a book written by Friedman Wagner-Dobler.


The first edition of this book was published in 1985 by Pitman publishing. This edition was published in 1990.

Publisher: Pitman
Author: Friedman Wagner-Dobler
Platform:

Computer Studies A first course Date: 1984 Computer Studies A first course

Publisher: Pitman
Author: John Shelley, Roger Hunt
Platform:

Easy Access to Locoscript 2 on the Amstrad Personal Computer Word Processor Date: 1989 Easy Access to Locoscript 2 on the Amstrad Personal Computer Word Processor

First published 1989, reprinted 1990 and 1991.

"Locoscript 2 is a powerful word processing package designed to use the many professional facilities of the Amstrad Personal Computer Word Processor. It follows on from the very successful Locoscript 1 used with the PCW8256/8512 and incorporates many additional sophisticated and labour saving functions. The addition of LocoMail, LocoSpell and the calculation facility is of enormous value. Many PCW8256/8512 users will find it is well worthwhile to purchase the software in preference to using Locoscript 1.
This book is designed to guide the user through the wide range of facilities available, by means of a variety of tasks which are applicable equally to home or business use."

Publisher: Pitman
Author: GG Skinner and EM Prentice
Platform:

Faster Than Thought: A Symposium on Digital Computing Machines 1953 Date: 1953 Faster Than Thought: A Symposium on Digital Computing Machines 1953

Faster Than Thought: A Symposium on Digital Computing Machines
Year of Publication: 1953. Editor B. V. Bowden. Hardback 414 pages with black and white photographs.     
Publisher Pitman Publishing  London, UK

B V Bowden was born, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, he attended Hasland Junior School as a child and graduated in natural sciences from Emmanuel College, Cambridge (1931), taking his Ph.D. in nuclear physics. From 1934-1935 he was sponsored by ICI to undertake research at the University of Amsterdam. After a period in teaching, in 1940 he was conscripted to the Telecommunications Research Establishment to work on radar. From 1943, he continued his work at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, establishing himself as an able and effective administrator. From the end of World War II to 1953 he held a series of jobs, including selling early computers manufactured by Ferranti. His prescient forecasts of the impact that the technology would have on daily life were published in this 1953 book Faster than Thought.


In this book, B. V. Bowden is the first person to reintroduce to the public imagination Ada Lovelace's significant contribution to the development of computing. This was 101 years after her death. The frontispiece to the book includes an image of 'Ada Augusta, the Countess of Lovelace'.

In the chapter 'The Application of Digital Computers to Business and Commerce' Bowden refers to LEO, erroneously calling it "in all essentials a copy of the EDSAC" and suggesting that LEO had not at that point "been brought into use in commercial work" (although in fact LEO ran its first applications in 1951). Bowden concludes that computers are unlikely to be able to replace the work of human clerks.

The book also includes, amongst others, a chapter on the use of computers in meteorology, one on machines in government calculations and ideas around input/output mechanisms. It includes contributions from some of the pre-eminent computer pioneers of the time such as Tom Kilburn, Andrew Booth, Alan Turing, Maurice Wilkes, Freddy Williams and Christopher Strachey.

Kindly donated by Colin Wordley.

Publisher: Pitman
Author: B.V. Bowden
Platform:

Pocket Guide Programming for the BBC Micro Date: 1983 Pocket Guide Programming for the BBC Micro

Pitman Pocket Guide, small spiral bound book

Publisher: Pitman
Author: Neil Cryer, Pat Cryer
Platform:

Pocket Guide to PASCAL - Pocket Programming Guide Date: 1982 Pocket Guide to PASCAL - Pocket Programming Guide


Publisher: Pitman
Author: David Watt
Platform: PASCAL

Pocket Guide, Assembly Language for the Z80 Date: 1984 Pocket Guide, Assembly Language for the Z80

Publisher: Pitman
Author: Julian Ullmann
Platform:

Problem Solving with BBC BASIC Date: 1985 Problem Solving with BBC BASIC

 

Publisher: Pitman
Author: Maurice Hart
Platform: BBC Micro

Programming for the IBM PC (Programming Pocket Guides series) Date: 1984 Programming for the IBM PC (Programming Pocket Guides series)

Gosling, Peter  Programming for the IBM PC   Series: Programming Pocket Guides  (London: Pitman, 1984)

Text is incomplete - pages 1-30 are missing.

Publisher: Pitman
Author: Peter Gosling
Platform:

Simple PASCAL Date: 1981 Simple PASCAL

Simple PASCAL is a book written by James J. McGregor and Alan H. Watt. This book is intended to be an introductory text for beginners. It covers such topics as getting information in and out, doing calculations, simple loops, selecting alternatives, conditional loops, statements within statements, working with characters, handling collections of values, and simple procedures.
This edition was published in 1981 by Pitman Books.

Publisher: Pitman
Author: James J. McGregor, Alan H. Watt
Platform:

Smalltalk-80 A practical introduction Date: 1990 Smalltalk-80 A practical introduction

Smalltalk is an object-oriented, dynamically typed, reflective programming language. Smalltalk was created as the language to underpin the "new world" of computing exemplified by "human–computer symbiosis."[1] It was designed and created in part for educational use, more so for constructionist learning, at Xerox PARC by Alan Kay, Dan Ingalls, Adele Goldberg, Ted Kaehler, Scott Wallace, and others during the 1970s, influenced by Lisp, Logo, Sketchpad and Simula.

The language was first generally released as Smalltalk-80 and has been widely used since. Smalltalk-like languages are in continuing active development, and have gathered loyal communities of users around them. ANSI Smalltalk was ratified in 1998 and represents the standard version of Smalltalk.

Classifications
Dewey Decimal Class 005.26
Library of Congress QA76.8.S635
Number of pages 260

ID Numbers
Open Library OL22283272M
Library Thing 5425178

Publisher: Pitman
Author: Philip D. Gray, Ramzan Mohamed.
Platform: smalltalk

The QL Companion Date: 1984 The QL Companion

Platform     Sinclair QL
Publisher     Pitman Publishing
Author    Boris Allen
Language English-UK
ISBN-10    0273021877
Published 1984
Edition    First Edition
Binding    Soft Cover 112 pages

Publisher: Pitman

Platform: QL

VisiCalc Date: 1985 VisiCalc

Computer Handbooks (Computer Business Applications Handbooks)
Written in English.
82 pages.
Open Library OL10284881M
ISBN 10 0273022482
ISBN 13 9780273022480

Publisher: Pitman
Author: Peter Gosling
Platform:

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