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Colossus: The First Electronic Computer (Popular Science) 0th Edition

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"Reading Colossus, a book about the world's first fully electronic computer that was built during the Second World War to crack the codes of high-level Nazi communications, is like reading a suspenseful spy story! It is entertaining to read and at the same time one learns a lot about the history of
cryptography and code breaking secrets, decryption and related technologies. Historical pictures along with many interesting charts make the book indispensable to anyone who reviews or writes about the history of computer technology."--
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Jack Copeland is a Reader in Philosophy and Director of the Turing Project at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. A contributor to Scientific American, his books include Turing's Machines, Artificial Intelligence, and The Essential Turing.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Oxford University Press; 0 edition (May 4, 2006)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 480 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 019284055X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0192840554
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.98 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.25 x 1.5 x 9.25 inches
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