Computer Science: An Overview

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Pearson/Addison Wesley, 2007 - Business & Economics - 599 pages
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For over a decade, students and instructors alike have praised the broad coverage and clear exposition in the leading text Computer Science: An Overview. Glenn Brookshear draws on years of success in the classroom in this practical, language-independent approach to the introduction of core computing science topics.

This Ninth Edition provides a balanced, realistic picture of the dynamic nature of computer science by presenting the historical background and the most up-to-date research and trends. It engages students with timely topics like bioinformatics and artificial intelligence, and provides coverage of foundational hardware topics like data representation/storage, machine architecture, and machine language.

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User Review  - Brittany - Goodreads

hard to read. Plenty of good information but way to wordy and hard to comprehend. Read full review

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User Review  - Chad - Goodreads

Decent book. A nice overview, but nothing that can be put into practice. Read full review


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J. Glenn Brookshear is a Professor Emeritus at Marquette University where he taught Formal Language, Introduction to Computer Science, and Theory of Computation. He is the author of the previous editions of Computer Science: An Overview.

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