DK Eyewitness Books: Computer

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Penguin, Jun 20, 2011 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 72 pages
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Eyewitness Computer gives readers an up-close look at the machines that have come to define the modern world. From laptops to supercomputers, this book uses clear, crisp photography and engaging text to explain how computers work, the functions they serve, and what they might do in the future.
 

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Contents

Before computers 8
8
Electronic brains 10
10
Mini and micro computers 12
12
Inside a computer 14
14
Memory and storage 16
16
Input 18
18
Output 20
20
Computers at work 22
22
Networks 42
42
The Internet 44
44
Connecting the world 46
46
The wild wild net 48
48
Defense and security 50
50
Living on the net 52
52
Virtual worlds 54
54
Robots 56
56

Computers all around us 24
24
Gadgets on the go 26
26
Making computers 28
28
Supercomputers 30
30
Software 32
32
Programming 34
34
Computergenerated imagery 36
36
Games and consoles 38
38
Stronger and better 58
58
Artificial intelligence 60
60
Tomorrows computers 62
62
History of computing 64
64
Computers in numbers 66
66
Glossary 68
68
Index 72
72
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Established in 1974, DK publishes bestselling, award-winning and visually stunning reference books for adults and children and is fast becoming an internationally regarded content creator and provider across a wide range of media. DK is owned by media group Pearson PLC and is part of the Penguin Group and has offices in London, Melbourne, Munich, New Delhi, New York and Toronto.

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