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Out of Their Minds : The Lives and Discoveries of 15 Great Computer Scientists - Dennis Shasha

Out of Their Minds

The Lives and Discoveries of 15 Great Computer Scientists

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Published: 2nd July 1998
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Imagine being able to ask Newton about falling apples or
Euclid about his personal vision of geometry. In Out of
their Minds, readers will hear the Newtons and Euclids of
the computer age as they talk about their discoveries in
information technology that have changed forever the way
we live, work, and think about the world. Out of their
Minds introduces readers to fifteen of the planet's
foremost computer scientists, including eight winners of
the Turing Award, computing's Nobel Prize. The scientists
reveal themselves in fascinating anecdotes about their
early inspirations and influences, their contributions to
computer science, and their thoughts on its explosive
future.

Introduction
Linguists: John Backus
John McCarthy
Alan Kay
Algorithmists: Edsger Dijkstra
Michael Rabin
Donald Knuth
Robert Tarjan
Leslie Lamport
Steve Cook and Leonid Levin
Architects: Fred Brooks
Burton Smith
Danny Hillis
Sculptors of Machine Intelligence: Edward
Feigenbaum
Doug Lenat
Epilogue
Postscript
Glossary
References
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ISBN: 9780387982694
ISBN-10: 0387982698
Series: Copernicus
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 291
Published: 2nd July 1998
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.17 x 16.0  x 2.26
Weight (kg): 0.5