The Evolution of Technology
Having sold more than 2 million copies over its lifetime, How Computers Work is the definitive illustrated guide to the world of PCs and technology. In this new edition, youâll find detailed information not just about PCs, but about how changes in technology have evolved the giant, expensive computer dinosaurs of last century into the smaller but more powerful smartphones, tablets, and wearable computing of today. Whether your interest is in business, gaming, digital photography, entertainment, communications, or security, youâll learn how computing is evolving the way you live.
A full-color, illustrated adventure into the wonders of TECHNOLOOGY
This full-color, fully illustrated guide to the world of technology assumes nothing and explains everything. Only the accomplished and award-winning team of writer Ron White and artist Tim Downs has the unique ability to meld descriptive text with one-of-a-kind visuals to fully explain how the electronic gear we depend on every day is made possible. In addition to all the content youâve come to expect from prior editions, this newly revised edition includes all-new coverage of topics such as:
â¢Â Â How smartphones and tablet PCs put the power of a desktop computer in your handsâliterally
â¢Â Â How computing technology is linking our homes, work place, entertainment, and daily communications
â¢Â Â How advances such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, eBay, and smartphones are expanding our universe of friends, knowledge, and opportunity
â¢Â Â How increased miniaturization leads to new products, such as smartphone, smartwatches, and Google Glass
â¢Â Â How computing technology takes advantages of quantum physics and innovations no one even imagined a few years ago
For two decades, How Computers Work has helped newbies understand new technology, while hackers and IT pros have treasured it for the depth of knowledge it contains. This is the perfect book about computing to capture your imagination, delight your eyes, and expand your mind, no matter what your technical level!
Beautifully detailed illustrations and jargon-free explanations walk you through the technology that is shaping our lives. See the hidden workings inside computers, smartphones, tablets, Google Glass, and the latest tech inventions.
Computer: A History of the Information Machine traces the history of the computer and shows how business and government were the first to explore its unlimited, information-processing potential. Old-fashioned entrepreneurship combined with scientific know-how inspired now famous computer engineers to create the technology that became IBM. Wartime needs drove the giant ENIAC, the first fully electronic computer. Later, the PC enabled modes of computing that liberated people from room-sized, mainframe computers.
This third edition provides updated analysis on software and computer networking, including new material on the programming profession, social networking, and mobile computing. It expands its focus on the IT industry with fresh discussion on the rise of Google and Facebook as well as how powerful applications are changing the way we work, consume, learn, and socialize. Computer is an insightful look at the pace of technological advancement and the seamless way computers are integrated into the modern world. Through comprehensive history and accessible writing, Computer is perfect for courses on computer history, technology history, and information and society, as well as a range of courses in the fields of computer science, communications, sociology, and management.
The second edition ofÂ Computer Technology for Health Professionals: A Guide to Effective Use and Best PracticesÂ bridges the âwhyâ and the âhowâ of desktop computer technology. This introductory book provides easy to understand explanations of commonly used desktop hardware and software technology within the context of its use in the fields of clinical healthcare and public health practice. Step-by-step instruction on the use of software tools is included, as well as an emphasis on best practices for their use in healthcare and public health organizations.Â Topics include legal issues for computer users in health-related fields, hardware, software, malware, electronic spreadsheets, data visualization, and relational database management using Microsoft Office. The book also addresses health-related literature research using literature databases, as well as web search engines, with a focus on assessing the scientific validity of health information found online.Â Readers will also learn about Boolean Logic as it is applied to relational databases and online literature searches, organizational decision-making for the selection and purchase of software, as well as Geographic Information Systems. Each chapter features an âApply Your Knowledgeâ section with hands-on exercises that allow readers to immediately implement concepts and skills.Â Computer Technology for Health ProfessionalsÂ is a common sense approach to using both hardware and software. The book is written for introductory courses in computer proficiency in the fields of the health sciences and public health. Practicing professionals can use the text as a refresher or to bolster skills in specific computer applications.
PowerPoints available upon instructor adoption. Additional online content is available for adoption through the Cognella Active Learning imprint. It includes quizzes, flashcards, learning objectives, and assignments. Please contact the publisher for access to all instructor resources.
Elio Spinello, M.P.H., Ed.D. is a partner in RPM Consulting, LLC, which provides research, training, software development, and technology-based decision support services to a variety of organizations. Dr. Spinello holds an Ed.D. in educational technology from the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University, where he is an adjunct professor in the Education Division. He also teaches at California State University, Northridge and serves as the technology coordinator for the CSUN College of Health and Human Development.
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