Marginal Tangency in "Computer Science - An Overview" Book Review by Nicky

A review of Glenn J. Brookshear's text "Computer Science - An Overview."
# 146485 | 3,800 words | 1 source | MLA | 2010 | US

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This paper presents a general background of Glenn J. Brookshear's computer science text "Computer Science - An Overview." The review describes the book's broad intended audience and sees the work itself as multivalent without the rigorous technical language that some of the other computer science books might have. For this, it is called an extremely useful learning tool. The paper also mentions Brookshear's previous editions of this book noting the changes in this recent edition. Then the paper discusses the structure of the book and gives a lengthy chapter-by-chapter analysis. The review concludes with an evaluation of the book, which it finds to be very positive, yet suggests that future editions include more on databases, programming and programming languages and data manipulation.

General considerations and overview
General organization and structure
Analysis of the book by chapters
General evaluation of the book

From the Paper:

"It is also worth noting that the book being summarized in this paper had reached the 9th edition at that point, only to have a subsequent 10th edition after that. What this means is that the author is constantly updating his work and adding all the new technological developments in the computer science field. This is something really worth noting as being essential when writing such a manual or a book. The IT and computer science technology is so diverse and it updates so quickly, often from year to year or even less, that such an endeavor needs to be constantly updated to include new developments in the field, such as new versions of different software or hardware developments, as well as any new Internet developments, such as connected instruments or associated Internet software."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Brookshear, Glenn J. Computer Science - An Overview. Pearson Education 2007. 9th edition.

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