The First Computers
ISBN No. 9780237527419
No.of pages 48
This fabulous new series takes key scientific developments from the last century and investigates how they came about, their creation or discovery, and their long-term effects. Each book places the development in the context of its time, to increase awareness of some of the amazing discoveries that have helped to shape the world today, and the key people behind each of these scientific milestones. The First Computers looks at how computers have been transformed from massive, unwieldy and slow calculating machines, to devices that can be held in the palm of the hand, and which have infiltrated almost every aspect of our lives. It explains how the first computers worked, their functions, advantages and drawbacks, the race to improve on the basic model, and how this competition inspired further developments.
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