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Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology, Revised Edition
  • Format
  • Authored by: Harry Henderson
  • From the Series: Science Encyclopedia
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
  • ISBN-10: 0816063826
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6382-6
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $87.50
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 11/01/2008
  • Dewey Number: 004.03
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 592


Praise for the previous edition:
"...an excellent reference resource that is easy to navigate...Highly recommended..."—Choice

"Highly recommended."—Library Media Connection

"Recommended for high-school, public, and academic libraries."—Booklist

Computers play a crucial role in our day-to-day lives. With more than 160 black-and-white photographs and illustrations, Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology, Revised Edition provides a detailed examination of this fascinating field for students and general readers alike. This necessary update boasts more than 50-percent new material—a total of more than 600 updated entries, more than 175 new to this edition, that reflect recent information.

Helpful appendixes include a chronology of significant events in computing, a listing of achievements in the field, and brief descriptions and contact information for some important organizations in the computer field. Major corporations and organizations in the computer field are now covered, as well as many new biographies. Further reading sections have been revised and expanded.

New entries include:

  • Ajax
  • Blogs and blogging
  • Bluetooth
  • Censorship and the Internet
  • Cooperative processing
  • Cyberlaw
  • Cyberterrorism
  • Electronic voting systems
  • Fiber optics
  • Identity theft
  • Internet access policy
  • Legal software
  • Mashups
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Neural interfaces
  • Online job searching and recruiting
  • Phishing and spoofing
  • Podcasting
  • Ruby
  • Ivan Edward Sutherland
  • Virtualization
  • VOIP
  • Wikis and Wikipedia
  • and more.


Black-and-white photographs and line illustrations. Index. Appendixes. Bibliography. Cross-references. Chronology. Further reading. Tables.

About the Author(s)

Harry Henderson is an educational and technical editor and writer in the areas of mathematics and computer science. He is the author of A to Z of Computer Scientists; Global Terrorism, Revised Edition; and Career Opportunities in Computers and Cyberspace, Second Edition, all for Facts On File.

Reviews and Awards

"The writing style is straightforward...will serve well in public and secondary-school libraries and college libraries serving lower-level computer-science students."


"...an excellent introduction to the technical and social aspects of computer science. Entries are clearly written and accessible...Highly recommended."


"One of the most user-friendly and enlightening books for field outsiders, this handy volume promotes clear understanding of a complex subject. Highly recommended."

Library Journal

"...an excellent encyclopedia...a valuable resource..."

American Reference Books Annual

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