From the pre-loved department – a textbook – Foundations of Computing

The Foundations of Computing and the Information Technology Age: A historical, sociological and philosophical enquiry

by John Thornton

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pearson Education Australia
Publication Date: 2007

The Foundations of Computing and the Information Technology Age is a book both for undergraduate computing students and for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of technology in the modern world. Dispensing with simplistic explanations, the book first considers the evolution of the computer from the origins of number to the development of the microprocessor. It goes on to provide a theoretical explanation of computation and a practical demonstration of how a computer works. Using this as background, the text then examines the phenomenon of information technology within the broader context of modern science, culture and civilisation. In this way, the reader is drawn to consider how our technical, materialistic understandings have ignored the underlying reality from which all technology emerges: human consciousness.

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Preloved – Goodnight Nobody

Goodnight Nobody
by Jennifer Weiner

Chick Lit star Weiner’s fourth novel, following In Her Shoes (2002), which has been adapted as a major motion picture starring Cameron Diaz, follows bored, upper-middle class, suburbanite mother of three Kate Klein as she becomes entangled in a local murder case.
Goodnight Nobody is chock full of plot twists and turns. Weiner’s readers will root for Kate, whose humor and warmth amidst her struggles to transcend the roles of mom and wife make her a loveable, fully realized character.

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Sidney Sheldon’s “If Tomorrow Comes”

If Tomorrow Comes
~ by Sidney Sheldon

Lovely, idealistic Tracy Whitney is framed into a fifteen year sentence in an escape-proof penitentiary. With dazzling ingenuity she fights back to destroy the untouchable crime lords who put her there. With her intelligence and beauty as her only weapons, Tracy embarks on a series of extraordinary escapades that sweep her across the globe. In an explosive confrontation Tracy meets her equal in irresistible Jeff Stevens, whose past is as colorful as Tracy’s.

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From the pre-loved department … Under Orders by dick Francis

Under Orders
~ by Dick Francis
It’s the third death on Cheltenham Gold Cup Day that really troubles super-sleuth Sid Halley. Former champion jockey Halley knows the perils of racing all too well – but in his day, jockeys didn’t usually reach the finishing line with three .38 rounds in the chest….=>