Addison-Wesley


Addison-Wesley

Addison-Wesley is a book publishing imprint of Pearson PLC, best known for computer books. As well as publishing books, Addison-Wesley distributes its technical titles through the Safari Books Online e-reference service.

History

Melbourne Wesley Cummings founded Addison-Wesley in 1942, with first book published by Addison-Wesley being MIT professor Francis Weston Sears' "Mechanics". Its first computer book was "Programs for an Electronic Digital Computer", by Wilkes, Wheeler, and Gill. In 1970, Addison-Wesley acquired W.A. Benjamin Company, and merged with Benjamin Cummings in 1977. It was purchased by Pearson PLC in 1988. [http://www.pearson.com/index.cfm?pageid=14]

Notable books

* "The Art of Computer Programming" by Donald Knuth
* "The Feynman Lectures on Physics" by Richard Feynman, Robert Leighton, and Matthew Sands
* " Calculus and Analytical Geometry " by George B. Thomas and Ross Lee Finney, based on a course taught at MIT.
* "Concrete Mathematics: A Foundation For Computer Science" by Ronald Graham, Donald Knuth, and Oren Patashnik
* "Evolutionary Biology" by Dr. Eli C. Minkoff
* "Programming Pearls" by Jon Bentley
* "Design Patterns" by Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson, and John Vlissides
* "The C++ Programming Language" by Bjarne Stroustrup
* "Hacker's Delight" by Henry S. Warren, Jr.
* "Exploratory data analysis" by John W. Tukey, based on a course taught at Princeton.
* "The Mythical Man-Month" by Fred P. Brooks. Jr.
* "Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment" and "TCP/IP Illustrated" by W. Richard Stevens

ee also

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*InformIT

External links

* [http://www.pearsonhighered.com/ Official site]


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