The Elements of Computing Systems
by Noam Nisan, Shimon Schocken
Publisher: MIT Press 2005
Number of pages: 410
The book exposes students to a significant body of computer science knowledge, gained through a series of hardware and software construction tasks. These tasks demonstrate how theoretical and applied techniques taught in other computer science courses are used in practice.
Download or read it online for free here:
by C.A.R. Hoare - Prentice Hall
CSP is a language for describing patterns of interaction. It is supported by an elegant mathematical theory, a set of proof tools, and an extensive literature. The book is an excellent introduction to the language, and also to the mathematical theory.
by Leslie Lamport - Addison-Wesley Professional
This book shows how to write unambiguous specifications of complex computer systems. It provides a complete reference manual for the TLA+, the language developed by the author for writing simple and elegant specifications of algorithms and protocols.
by Antoni Niederlinski
Introductory and down-to-earth presentation of Constraint Logic Programming, an exciting software paradigm, more and more popular for solving combinatorial as well as continuous constraint satisfaction problems and constraint optimization problems.
by Shane Pinder - InTech
The book surveys the disciplines that inhabit the study and practice of human-computer interaction. The authors are passionate advocates of innovative applications, novel approaches, and modern advances in this exciting and developing field.