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The Facts On File Dictionary of Computer Science, Revised Edition
  • Authored by: John Daintith and Edmund Wright
  • From the Series: Science Dictionary
  • Trim Size: 6 X 9
  • ISBN-10: 0816059993
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-5999-7
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $49.50
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 06/01/2006
  • Dewey Number: 004.03
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 288


Praise for the previous edition:
"...easily understood terms and examples all laid out in a well-organized manner."—Science Books and Films

"...a handy reference for budding computer scientists..."—VOYA

Computers are more prevalent in our daily lives than ever before, yet many people are unfamiliar with the concepts and technology of computer science. The Facts On File Dictionary of Computer Science, Revised Edition provides more than 2,400 updated and revised, cross-referenced entries that explain such fundamental concepts as hardware, software, and applications. It also defines terms associated with the latest technology and advancements, such as artificial intelligence and palmtop computers. With more than 200 new entries, this dictionary is a valuable resource for new computer users, students, teachers, and computer professionals.

Topics covered include:

  • Adware
  • BlackBerry
  • Disk array
  • Google
  • List box
  • Plain text
  • Spyware
  • Webcam.


More than 60 black-and-white line illustrations, tables, and charts. Appendixes. Bibliography. Cross-references. Pronunciation symbols. Web sites.

About the Author(s)

John Daintith, Ph.D., worked as a research chemist at the University of London and as a research assistant at Oxford University. His main interests are chemical kinetics and spectroscopy. He has written many articles and compiled and edited a number of reference books, including The Facts On File Dictionary of Biochemistry, The Facts On File Dictionary of Inorganic Chemistry, The Facts On File Dictionary of Organic Chemistry, and the Oxford Dictionary of Science.

Edmund Wright, Ph.D., is a historian, reference book editor, and IT consultant who has worked with computers for more than 25 years. He was database manager and software developer for Encarta Webster’s Dictionary of the English Language, Macmillan English Dictionary, and Business: The Ultimate Resource.

Reviews and Awards

"...chock full of useful terms that any student of th[is] subject would be glad to have handy."
Christian Library Journal

"...an informative resource...includes a thorough coverage of computer science terminology, illustrations, and appendixes."
American Reference Books Annual

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