The Resource Colossus : the secrets of Bletchley Park's codebreaking computers, B. Jack Copeland and others ; edited by B. Jack Copeland

Colossus : the secrets of Bletchley Park's codebreaking computers, B. Jack Copeland and others ; edited by B. Jack Copeland

Label
Colossus : the secrets of Bletchley Park's codebreaking computers
Title
Colossus
Title remainder
the secrets of Bletchley Park's codebreaking computers
Statement of responsibility
B. Jack Copeland and others ; edited by B. Jack Copeland
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Shrouded in secrecy until very recently, Colossus was the world's first fully-functioning electronic computer, built during the Second World War and used at Bletchley Park to crack the codes of high-level Nazi communications. This book contains fascinating accounts of Colossus, of code-breaking, and of the extraordinary role played by the staff of Bletchley Park in WWII - including personal recollections by those who designed and built Colossus, recently declassified information, and historical essays considering its impact on the generations of computing technology that followed. - ;At last -
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
940.54/8641
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D810.C88
LC item number
C66 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Colossus : the secrets of Bletchley Park's codebreaking computers, B. Jack Copeland and others ; edited by B. Jack Copeland
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 419-451) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A brief history of cryptography from Caesar to Bletchley Park / Simon Singh -- How it began : Bletchley Park goes to war / Michael Smith -- The German Tunny machine / Jack Copeland -- Colossus, codebreaking, and the digital age / Stephen Budiansky -- Machine against machine / Jack Copeland -- D-Day at Bletchley Park / Thomas H. Flowers -- Intercept! / Jack Copeland -- Colossus / Thomas H. Flowers -- Colossus and the rise of the modern computer / Jack Copeland -- The PC user's guide to Colossus / Benjamin Wells -- Of men and machines / Brian Randell -- The Colossus rebuild / Tony Sale -- Mr. Newman's section / Jack Copeland, with Catherine Caughey [and others] -- Max Newman : mathematician, codebreaker, and computer pioneer / William Newman -- Living with Fish : breaking Tunny in the Newmanry and the Testery / Peter Hilton -- From Hut 8 to the Newmanry / Jack Good -- Codebreaking and Colossus / Donald Michie -- Major Tester's section / Jerry Roberts -- Setter and breaker / Roy Jenkins -- An ATS girl in the Testery / Helen Currie -- The Testery and the breaking of Fish / Peter Edgerley -- Dollis Hill at war / Jack Copeland, with David Bolam [and others] -- The British Tunny machine / Gil Hayward -- How Colossus was built and operated : one of its engineers reveals its secrets / Harry Fensom -- Bletchley Park's Sturgeon : the Fish that laid no eggs / Frode Weierud -- German teleprinter traffic and Swedish wartime intelligence / Craig McKay
Control code
ocm76960903
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 462 pages, [16] pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429421515
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35725655
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)76960903
  • pebcs0191513156

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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