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Abelson, Harold

Works: 65 works in 360 publications in 8 languages and 7,924 library holdings
Genres: History  Software 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: QA76.6, 005.133
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Most widely held works by Harold Abelson
Structure and interpretation of computer programs by Harold Abelson( Book )

114 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs has had a dramatic impact on computer science curricula over the past decade. This long-awaited revision contains changes throughout the text." "There are new implementations of most of the major programming systems in the book, including the interpreters and compilers, and the authors have incorporated many small changes that reflect their experience teaching the course at MIT since the first edition was published." "A new theme has been introduced that emphasizes the central role played by different approaches to dealing with time in computational models: objects with state, concurrent programming, functional programming and lazy evaluation, and nondeterministic programming. There are new example sections on higher-order procedures in graphics and on applications of stream processing in numerical programming, and many new exercises." "In addition, all the programs have been reworked to run in any Scheme implementation that adheres to the IEEE standard."--Jacket
Turtle geometry : the computer as a medium for exploring mathematics by Harold Abelson( Book )

42 editions published between 1978 and 1992 in English and held by 1,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turtle Geometry presents an innovative program of mathematical discovery that demonstrates how the effective use of personal computers can profoundly change the nature of a student's contact with mathematics. Using this book and a few simple computer programs, students can explore the properties of space by following an imaginary turtle across the screen. The concept of turtle geometry grew out of the Logo Group at MIT. Directed by Seymour Papert, author of Mindstorms, this group has done extensive work with preschool children, high school students and university undergraduates
Blown to bits : your life, liberty, and happiness after the digital explosion by Harold Abelson( Book )

11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every day, billions of photographs, news stories, songs, X-rays, TV shows, phone calls, and emails are being scattered around the world as sequences of zeroes and ones: bits. We can't escape this explosion of digital information and few of us want to; the benefits are too seductive. The technology has enabled unprecedented innovation, collaboration, entertainment, and democratic participation. But the same engineering marvels are shattering centuries old assumptions about privacy, identity, free expression, and personal control as more and more details of our lives are captured as digital data. Do you control who sees all that personal information about you? Can email be truly confidential, when nothing seems to be private? Shouldn't the Internet be censored the way radio and TV are? Is it really a federal crime to download music? When you use Google or Yahoo! to search for something, how do they decide which sites to show you? Do you still have free speech in the digital world? Do you have a voice in shaping government or corporate policies about any of this? This book offers provocative answers to these questions and tells intriguing real life stories; it is a wake-up call to the human consequences of the digital explosion
LOGO for the Apple II by Harold Abelson( Book )

20 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in 6 languages and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'auteur utilise les graphiques tortue pour présenter les concepts de base du LOGO. Il illustre ensuite les diverses applications du langage à l'aide de situations concrètes
Programming in Scheme by Michael Eisenberg( Book )

21 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apple logo by Harold Abelson( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in Spanish and English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architects of the information society : 35 years of the Laboratory for Computer Science at MIT by Simson Garfinkel( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Laboratory for Computer Science (LCS) has been responsible for some of the most significant technological achievements of the past few decades. Much of the hardware and software driving the information revolution has been, and continues to be, created at LCS. Anyone who sends and receives email, communicates with colleagues through a LAN, surfs the Web, or makes decisions using a spreadsheet is benefiting from the creativity of LCS members." "LCS is an interdepartmental laboratory that brings together faculty, researchers, and students in a broad program of study, research, and experimentation. Their principal goal is to pursue innovations in information technology that will improve people's lives. LCS members have been instrumental in the development of ARPAnet, the Internet, the Web, Ethernet, time-shared computers, UNIX, RSA encryption, the X Windows system, NuBus, and many other technologies." "This book, published in celebration of LCS's thirty-fifth anniversary, chronicles its history, achievements, and continued importance to computer science. The essays are complemented by historical photographs."--Jacket
Calculus of elementary functions by Harold Abelson( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Logo for the Macintosh : an introduction through Object Logo by Harold Abelson( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TI Logo by Harold Abelson( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geometría de tortuga : el ordenador como medio de exploración de las matematicas by Harold Abelson( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in Spanish and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Terrapin Logo language for the Apple II( )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives the user practice with the LOGO computer program language
La geometria della tartaruga : esplorare la matematica con il computer by Harold Abelson( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in Italian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simply Scheme : introducing computer science by Brian Harvey( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Software -- Programming Techniques
Revised⁶ report on the algorithmic language scheme by University of Oregon( Book )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Programming languages should be designed not by piling feature on top of feature, but by removing the weaknesses and restrictions that make additional features appear necessary. Scheme demonstrates that a very small number of rules for forming expressions, with no restrictions on how they are composed, are enough to form a practical and efficient programming language that is flexible enough to support most of the major programming paradigms in use today. This book contains the three parts comprising 'R6RS', the sixth revision of a series of reports describing the programming language Scheme. The book is divided into parts: a description of the language itself, a description of the standard libraries and non-normative appendices. Early chapters introduce Scheme and later chapters act as a reference manual. This is an important report for programmers that work with or want to learn about the Scheme language
Intelligence in scientific computing( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combining numerical techniques with ideas from symbolic computation and with methods incorporating knowledge of science and mathematics leads to a new category of intelligent computational tools for scientists and engineers. These tools autonomously prepare simulation experiments from high-level specifications of physical models. For computationally intensive experiments, they automatically design special-purpose numerical engines optimized to perform the necessary computations. They actively monitor numerical and physical experiments. They interpret experimental data and formulate numerical results in qualitative terms. They enable their human users to control computational experiments in terms of high-level behavioral descriptions. Keywords: Artificial intelligence, Numerical models. (kr)
The Revised revised report on Scheme : or, an unCommon Lisp( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scheme is a statically scoped and properly tail-recursive dialect of the Lisp programming language invented by Guy Lewis Steele Jr and Gerald Jay Sussman. It was designed to have an exceptionally clear and simple semantics and very few different methods of expression formation. This paper reports their unanimous recommendations augmented by committee work in the areas of arithmetic, characters, strings, and input/output. Scheme shares with Common Lisp the goal of a core language common to several implementations. Scheme differs from Common Lisp in its emphasis upon simplicity and function over compatibility with older dialects of Lisp. Contents: Notational conventions; Special forms; Booleans; Equivalence predicates; Pairs and lists; Symbols; Numbers; Characters; Strings; Vectors; The object table
Student Science Training Program in Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science : final report to the National Science Foundation by Harold Abelson( Book )

4 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fostering learning in the networked world : the cyberlearning opportunity and challenge : a 21st century agenda for the National Science Foundation( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

App Inventor 2 : create your own Android apps by David Wolber( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Structure and interpretation of computer programs
Alternative Names
Abelson, H.

Abelson, H. 1947-

Abelson, H. (Harold)

Abelson, H. (Harold), 1947-

Abelson Hal

Abelson, Hal 1947-

Abelson, Hal 1974-

Abelson, Harald 1947-

Hal Abelson Amerikaans wiskundige

Hal Abelson amerikansk matematikar, informatikar og ingeniør

Hal Abelson amerikansk matematiker, datavetare och ingenjör

Hal Abelson amerikansk matematiker, informatiker og ingeniør

Hal Abelson Mathematiker und Informatiker

Абельсон, Гарольд

هارولد ابلسن ریاضی‌دان، دانشمند علوم کامپیوتر، و مهندس آمریکایی

애빌슨, 해럴드

エイブルソン, ハロルド

エーベルソン, ハロルド

ハル・アベルソン MIT professor

哈尔·阿伯尔森 MIT professor


English (224)

German (14)

Spanish (14)

French (9)

Japanese (6)

Italian (3)

Chinese (2)

Polish (2)

Turtle geometry : the computer as a medium for exploring mathematicsBlown to bits : your life, liberty, and happiness after the digital explosionProgramming in SchemeArchitects of the information society : 35 years of the Laboratory for Computer Science at MITLogo for the Macintosh : an introduction through Object LogoSimply Scheme : introducing computer science