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Computer Science A Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2016-03-07 | Author : Subrata Dasgupta | Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780198733461
ISBN 13 : 0198733461

Over the past sixty years, the spectacular growth of the technologies associated with the computer is visible for all to see and experience. Yet, the science underpinning this tech..


The Computer A Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2011-11-24 | Author : Darrel Ince | Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780199586592
ISBN 13 : 0199586594

Discusses the basic components of computers; how increasingly miniature parts have led to products, applications, and networks that solve problems; the issues that increased connec..


Philosophy Of Science Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2016-07-28 | Author : Samir Okasha | Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780198745587
ISBN 13 : 0198745583

How much faith should we place in what scientists tell us? Is it possible for scientific knowledge to be fully 'objective'? What, really, can be defined as science? In the second e..


Cryptography A Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2002-05-30 | Author : Fred Piper | Publisher : OUP Oxford

ISBN 10 : 9780191577758
ISBN 13 : 0191577758

This book is a clear and informative introduction to cryptography and data protection - subjects of considerable social and political importance. It explains what algorithms do, ho..


Science And Religion A Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2008-07-24 | Author : Thomas Dixon | Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780199295517
ISBN 13 : 0199295514

The debate between science and religion is never out of the news: emotions run high, fuelled by polemical bestsellers like iThe God Delusion/i and, at the other end of the spectrum..


Information A Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2010-02-25 | Author : Luciano Floridi | Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780199551378
ISBN 13 : 0199551375

Luciano Floridi unpacks this fundamental concept - what information is, how it is measured, its value and meaning - cutting across the sciences and humanities, from DNA to the Inte..


Forensic Science A Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2010-02-25 | Author : Jim Fraser | Publisher : OUP Oxford

ISBN 10 : 9780191609664
ISBN 13 : 0191609668

Forensic science is a subject of wide fascination. What happens at a crime scene? How does DNA profiling work? How can it help solve crimes that happened 20 years ago? In forensic ..