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Now in its ninth edition, this book continues to provide acomprehensive, accessible, and up-to-date introduction to the dynamicfield of computer science using a breadth-first approach. This bookpresents an introductory survey of computer science. It explores thebreadth of the subject while including enough depth to convey anhonest appreciation for the topics involved. The Now in its ninth edition, this book continues to provide acomprehensive, accessible, and up-to-date introduction to the dynamicfield of computer science using a breadth-first approach. This bookpresents an introductory survey of computer science. It explores thebreadth of the subject while including enough depth to convey anhonest appreciation for the topics involved. The new edition includesreorganization of some key material for enhanced clarity (SoftwareEngineering and Artificial Intelligence chapters), new and expandedmaterial on Security and Data Abstractions, more on ethics anddifferent ethical theories in Chapter 0. Anyone interested in gaining athorough introduction to Computer Science.


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Now in its ninth edition, this book continues to provide acomprehensive, accessible, and up-to-date introduction to the dynamicfield of computer science using a breadth-first approach. This bookpresents an introductory survey of computer science. It explores thebreadth of the subject while including enough depth to convey anhonest appreciation for the topics involved. The Now in its ninth edition, this book continues to provide acomprehensive, accessible, and up-to-date introduction to the dynamicfield of computer science using a breadth-first approach. This bookpresents an introductory survey of computer science. It explores thebreadth of the subject while including enough depth to convey anhonest appreciation for the topics involved. The new edition includesreorganization of some key material for enhanced clarity (SoftwareEngineering and Artificial Intelligence chapters), new and expandedmaterial on Security and Data Abstractions, more on ethics anddifferent ethical theories in Chapter 0. Anyone interested in gaining athorough introduction to Computer Science.

30 review for Computer Science: An Overview

  1. 4 out of 5

    Shayan aminnjad

    This book is a must-read for everyone who wants to enter the field of computer science or wants to have general knowledge about what's going on in the field. The book does not give you enough knowledge to do practical stuff, but it will guide you to choose a path for your studies and gives you a very good insight of opportunities exist in the field. It took me a long time to read the book, but it worth every single second I've spent reading it. This book is a must-read for everyone who wants to enter the field of computer science or wants to have general knowledge about what's going on in the field. The book does not give you enough knowledge to do practical stuff, but it will guide you to choose a path for your studies and gives you a very good insight of opportunities exist in the field. It took me a long time to read the book, but it worth every single second I've spent reading it.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Irzam Hardiansyah

    Err.. actually I worked to translate this book for one major Indo publishing company. So inevitably I read it. It's quite good though. Err.. actually I worked to translate this book for one major Indo publishing company. So inevitably I read it. It's quite good though.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Bardur Sandberg

    I liked it. Very good for someone looking to brush up on the basics. I think that if you are interested in the subject, this book is an easy read. The author does a good job of not over complicating things, by keeping the details on a "An Overview" level. I liked it. Very good for someone looking to brush up on the basics. I think that if you are interested in the subject, this book is an easy read. The author does a good job of not over complicating things, by keeping the details on a "An Overview" level.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jefferson F

    Ever want to know how computers work? If you answered yes this is the book for you, very comprehensive.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Firdaus

    Done in twleve weeks. Skipped the last chapter; The Theory of Computation.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Wilde Luo

    This book illustrates basic computer science concepts and explore some frontier area in computer science, you will have a global view of computer science after reading this book. It's language is quite simple and easy to understand, I did admire the author's ability to explain a concept so clearly and simply, to some people, you may feel that the author is wordy. And this book pay large attention to social issues caused by computer science, which is very meaningful: technology is made by us, for This book illustrates basic computer science concepts and explore some frontier area in computer science, you will have a global view of computer science after reading this book. It's language is quite simple and easy to understand, I did admire the author's ability to explain a concept so clearly and simply, to some people, you may feel that the author is wordy. And this book pay large attention to social issues caused by computer science, which is very meaningful: technology is made by us, for us. If it cause some problems that overshadow its benefits, obviously it's useless. What I must say is that this book is a enlightening book, giving me a global understanding of those parts and researches computer science. But I found that this book has its own shortcoming. It just give us some concepts of computer science, and it never gives us a through implementation of these functions mentioned in this book. All in all, after I finished this book, I am delighted to find that I have a global view of computer science, while thereafter I realize that I cannot make something useful: I don't know python programming, though it's mentioned throughout the book, I can't implement a neural network, I can't do some computer graphics that is eye-catching; I really don't know how to do them; the book is so blank and contains nothing but some concepts simply illustrated. To do those things, you must learn more and practice more, which is not that easy as the description of those structure or techniques in computer world that you may feel in this book. But this book is a lighthouse throughout your learning in some specific fields in computer science. Remember: this book is an index( it even may not be all-included) of computer science, in which you need study more to achieve a goal, to make something useful out.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Daniil Blagiy

    I wish it was the first Computer Science book I've read (It wasn't). Great introduction to the field of CS. It describes every major CS topic, meaning that the beginners will be able to define their subject of interest in a broad variety. I wish it was the first Computer Science book I've read (It wasn't). Great introduction to the field of CS. It describes every major CS topic, meaning that the beginners will be able to define their subject of interest in a broad variety.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Wing

    It's been a few years since I read it. It was a textbook for a wonderful college class on basic computers. I might be remembering more class than the textbook but I really enjoyed the learning! It's been a few years since I read it. It was a textbook for a wonderful college class on basic computers. I might be remembering more class than the textbook but I really enjoyed the learning!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Anton

    An amazing book explaining the basics of computer sciences

  10. 4 out of 5

    Max P

    Rätt trist tbh 🥴

  11. 4 out of 5

    David

    This is a good book as per its title - an overview of computer science - and a good fit for its intended audience: students venturing into computer science. The book touches on many computer science topics but does not go in-depth - just enough to give a primer for subsequent courses. The book isn't a light read for non-computer science students though, it does go into technicalities that kind of require the readers to at least have an idea of what it is - so this book is definitely really only g This is a good book as per its title - an overview of computer science - and a good fit for its intended audience: students venturing into computer science. The book touches on many computer science topics but does not go in-depth - just enough to give a primer for subsequent courses. The book isn't a light read for non-computer science students though, it does go into technicalities that kind of require the readers to at least have an idea of what it is - so this book is definitely really only good for computer science students (not as the preface would otherwise suggest).

  12. 4 out of 5

    William Darian

    A great book to understand the basics required in my university and my daily activity, code. I truly recommend this book to anyone interested in technology, especially those who develop computer software or even those who are curious about how thing happened behind the screen you are using right now. I tell you what, there is a whole other world waiting for you to be discovered and this book is the leading step to those insights.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Ibrahim Mohamed

    for any one want to know what is the meaning of computer science read this book .the book is very useful and lead me to understand the computer science as a science ,understand how computer work and explain the fields of computer science and support with the references that help you to more understanding each filed finally i finish the first reference in 2014

  14. 5 out of 5

    Brittany

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

  15. 4 out of 5

    Unknown0baluch

    ok

  16. 4 out of 5

    Omkar

    verry nice book

  17. 4 out of 5

    Carlos

    excelente

  18. 5 out of 5

    Devendra Owens

    Pretty good supplemental reading to an intro programming class

  19. 4 out of 5

    Shirley

    Very well written.. Managed to refresh all my undergrad work from like 10+ years ago!! (The lecturer was also fab!!)

  20. 4 out of 5

    Chad

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

  21. 5 out of 5

    Libby

    intense. took forever to get through. but it felt like a real achivement when I had.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Vashtiahna Rice

  23. 4 out of 5

    Wizey

  24. 5 out of 5

    Jamie Wayne Hollister

  25. 5 out of 5

    Donna Anoskey

  26. 4 out of 5

    David

  27. 5 out of 5

    SADIA

  28. 5 out of 5

    راحيل أزرق

  29. 5 out of 5

    Nicole

  30. 4 out of 5

    Mykyta Balashov

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