- Paperback: 609 pages
- Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company; 6th edition (August 9, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 020135747X
- ISBN-13: 978-0201357479
- Product Dimensions: 9 x 7.3 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 66 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,444,534 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover
* Updates students on recent changes and current trends in the industry, such as networking, genetic algorithms and object-oriented programming
* Puts learning in perspective by using real-life analogies and concrete examples to make even the most complex topics accessible to students
* Web site provides students and instructors with online resources of topics found in the text
* New and extended ethical sections in software engineering and database systems, in addition to optional "Computers and Society" sections at the end of each chapter, allow students to think critically about computer science issues
* Designed to be compatible with a variety of programming languages, including Java, C++, and C
* "FYI" boxes call out points of interest to students and professors
* Brookshear's clear and friendly writing style invites majors and non-majors alike to learn more about computer science
About the Author
J. Glenn Brookshear is an Associate Professor at Marquette University. He received his Ph.D. from New Mexico State University in 1975, then was hired by Marquette to build a strong Computer Science curriculum. In addition to his highly successful Computer Science: An Overview, Brookshear has authored Theory of Computation: Formal Languages, Automata, and Complexity, also published by Addison-Wesley.020135747XAB04062001
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It's a book on COMPUTER SCIENCE. Computer Science is more related to math than the "computers" most people think of. It isn't practical, it's theoretical -- it's supposed to be.
It cracks me up to read the reviews where the reader just doesn't get the whole premise of the book.
I first read this book in the Fourth Edition when I had a CS-101 class. About 8 years have passed, and I'm considering going for a MSCS, so I wanted a refresher. This book was invaluable in the 4th Ed, the 7th Ed is even better. The material is easier to follow, better diagrams, and expanded material.
Get it if you want a good overview of Computer Science -- if you're looking for Microsoft training, look elsewhere.