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4.0 out of 5 stars Very easy to understand
Although it is not to up-to-date as it implies, this is very good book for descriptions and explanations for those who find other text books in this area too complicated.
I found it very useful as a supplementary book which I came back to again and again.
Published on 29 Dec. 2004 by Ladybubbles

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1.0 out of 5 stars Not as up to date as it claims!
I teach Computing at GCE AS/A Level and regularly like to review what books we are using as our course text.
The theoretical concepts of this book cannot be faulted, it's just that the layout is so uninspired and unattractive. I have previous versions and some chapter are almost word for word exact.
Many of the screen shots used to illustrate GUIs show the GEM...
Published on 1 Mar. 2002


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not as up to date as it claims!, 1 Mar. 2002
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This review is from: Computer Science (Paperback)
I teach Computing at GCE AS/A Level and regularly like to review what books we are using as our course text.
The theoretical concepts of this book cannot be faulted, it's just that the layout is so uninspired and unattractive. I have previous versions and some chapter are almost word for word exact.
Many of the screen shots used to illustrate GUIs show the GEM OS! This is hardly up to date considering the number of systems that could have been used. Also many of the (black and white) photos are strictly 1970 and 1980s.
If you want a book that covers the new GCE specifications, then go for Bradley.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very easy to understand, 29 Dec. 2004
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This review is from: Computer Science (Complete Course Texts) (Paperback)
Although it is not to up-to-date as it implies, this is very good book for descriptions and explanations for those who find other text books in this area too complicated.
I found it very useful as a supplementary book which I came back to again and again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book very to the point and thorough, encyclopedic., 11 Feb. 2002
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This review is from: Computer Science (Paperback)
This book is full of facts, it is useful, as a supplementary text book. It is legendary in it's covering of stuff like floating point form, and other binary arithmetic such as BCD(Binary coded decimal) arithmetic. You certainly cannot use this book alone though, as it doesn't cover a syllabus like A level, it's too general for that. It's very definitive.

BUT BEWARE, on one page there is a mistake where it puts the MBR in main memory and doesn't mention that the MBR and MDR are the same thing. (I am talking about registers in the processor) But otherwise it's fairly authoritative.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A GREAT reference tool for students taking Computer Science, 18 Nov. 2000
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matt24rw@hotmail.com (Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England) - See all my reviews
There aren't many books which are as good as this. It's just great! Finding the reference book you need is hard and can be a difficult choice for a student when money is scarce. The choice of which one is write for me? Is a constant worry! However, students in the I.T. field (Software Engineering or Computer Science), this is a worth-while investment, which should pay off. A must, - covers most topics in detail.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 6 April 2015
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Still as good and accurate as it ever was. Perfect for teaching/studying 'A' level.
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