Second Edition on the Tao of Computing Now Available from CRC Press

Describing both the practical details of interest to students and the high-level concepts and abstractions highlighted by faculty, The Tao of Computing, Second Edition presents a comprehensive introduction to computers and computer technology.
 
 
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July 10, 2012 - PRLog -- Describing both the practical details of interest to students and the high-level concepts and abstractions highlighted by faculty, The Tao of Computing, Second Edition presents a comprehensive introduction to computers and computer technology. This edition updates its popular predecessor with new research exercises and expanded discussion questions.

It uses a question-and-answer format to provide thoughtful answers to the many practical questions that students have about computing. Among the questions answered, the book explains:

   What capabilities computers have in helping people solve problems and what limitations need to be considered
   Why machines act the way they do
   What is involved in getting computers to interact with networks

The book offers a down-to-earth overview of fundamental computer fluency topics, from the basics of how a computer is organized and an overview of operating systems to a description of how the Internet works. The second edition describes new technological advances including social media applications and RSS feeds.

About the Author

Henry M. Walker has been an active member within the computing-education community for over two decades. Major activities include curricular development, innovative pedagogy, textbook writing, teaching, and service. Since 1974, he has been on the faculty at Grinnell College, currently as the Samuel R. and Marie-Louise Rosenthal Professor of Natural Science and Mathematics, and Professor of Computer Science. During some leaves and summers, he has taught 8 semesters at the University of Texas at Austin. Internationally, he has been a guest faculty member at Nanjing University in China and Unitec in New Zealand.

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ISBN 9781439892510, July 2012, 555 pp, $79.95
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