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The Science of Computers
Author: Clive Gifford

ISBN: 9780750292153
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 14 June 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 26.5 x 21.0 x 0.3
Explore the exhilarating world of information technology. This title builds an essential foundation for computing study for children aged 7-9 by exploring the computer devices we use every day and explaining the science behind them.

This title takes an overall look at information technology; exploring how computers operate and the amazing devices that are used in homes, schools and businesses today. Find out how information technology and digital devices have developed from early machines the size of basketball courts, to the tiny silicon chips being produced today. This practical learning guide lays the groundwork for further exploration of computational thinking.

'Stretch Yourself' features give practical activities to help readers explore and test key principles. These 'try at home' examples help reinforce learning and are not linked to specific software or operating systems. 'True Story' features give real-world anecdotes from the world of information technology. 'Computer Hero' features look at the forerunners of digital technology that have paved the way for scientists today.

A practical and much-needed ...

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