A Balanced Introduction to Computer Science
by David Reed
Publisher: Prentice Hall 2004
Number of pages: 400
The book covers concepts and issues in computing that are most relevant to the beginning student, including computer terminology, the Internet and World Wide Web, the history of computing, the organization and manufacture of computer technology, and technology's impact on society. Mixed among these breadth topics are chapters that introduce fundamental programming concepts and skills in a hands-on, tutorial format.
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