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Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future by Chris Bishop, John MacCormick

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SOURCES AND FURTHER READING

As explained on page 8, this book does not use in-text citations. Instead, all sources are listed below, together with suggestions of further reading for those interested in finding out more about the great algorithms of computer science.

The epigraph is from Vannevar Bush's essay “As We May Think,” originally published in the July 1945 issue of The Atlantic magazine.

Introduction (chapter 1). For some accessible, enlightening explanations of algorithms and other computer technology, I recommend Chris Bishop's 2008 Royal Institution Christmas lectures, videos of which are freely available online. The lectures assume no prior knowledge of computer science. A. K. Dewdney's New Turing Omnibus usefully amplifies several ...

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