Paperback: 752 pages
Publisher: Cengage Learning; 15 edition (January 28, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.4 x 0.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #177,397 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #50 in Books > Computers & Technology > Hardware & DIY > Personal Computers > PCs #955 in Books > Computers & Technology > Computer Science #2414 in Books > Textbooks > Computer Science
This is literally the worst text book I have ever read. As this is on on Cengage learnings products you can expect it to be very genaric and watered down. This book takes it a step further with a tag team of putting forth opinion about half the time and a near direct translation of the wikipedia page of the history of computers. This book could seriously be 40 pages long and loose no content. If i could give it less than one star I would.
The book content is good, the reason I gave one star is because of the vendor. It was a school requirement to use this book so I rented it on February of this year.I paid $47.00 to rent a digital Kindle copy of this book on February 28, 2016. I’m in finals and they just send me a notification letting me know that the rent expired and I don’t have access to the book anymore. To rent the book for a second time it will cost $39.00 and expires on June 30, 2016. The total price of the book is $80.99 if one wants to purchase it. However, in my case I will probably end up paying more, just to rent the book. If you add the $47.00 + $39.00 = $86.00 total for the rental of the digital copy. It is ridiculous expensive, please learn from my mistake and search for better options out there and avoid this vendor…
Good for an introduction to Computer Science. This is definitely a beginner book and not a professional type manual or anything -- not that it's supposed to be. Just keep in mind that this is more of an exploratory work. Reading it will allow you to know what kinds of things are out there in terms of technology, risks, etc. If you want to know more about those things or how to really work on computers or some such, this is not the book for you. This is more of a definitions and key terms book.
I'm majoring in CIT and needed this textbook for an entry level course...while this book shipped fast and came in brand new condition (I rented it), I don't think this book is necessary if you know anything about computers. It is literally common sense. However, it is a good book overall for whoever really does not know anything about computers.
It's a good book. It gets in depth about almost all topics about computers. I just wish it was more technical with certain topics, but so far it's the best computer book I've read.
Used for class on Kindle, pretty good and ok price.
Any technology books is dated once it is printed.
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