The Super Computers
From the abacus to the internet, these books take the reader on a guided tour through the history of computers. Topics include the calculating machine, punch card systems, IBM, Apple, fiber optics, virtual reality, and more.
-- Supports science and history curriculum
-- Large, easy-to-read text
-- Full-color photographs, index, and glossary
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