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The Universal History of Computing: From the Abacus to the Quantum Computer
From the Publisher: In this brilliant follow-up to his landmark international bestseller, The Universal History of Numbers, Georges Ifrah traces the development of computing from the invention ofExpand
Is That a Fish in Your Ear?: Translation and the Meaning of Everything
People speak different languages, and always have. The Ancient Greeks took no notice of anything unless it was said in Greek; the Romans made everyone speak Latin; and in India, people learned theirExpand
Is that a fish in your ear? : the amazing adventure of translation
"Is That a Fish in Your Ear?" by David Bellos asks: how do we really make ourselves understood to other people? This funny, wise and life-affirming language book shows how, from puns to poetry, newsExpand
Is That a Fish in Your Ear