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Abelson, Harold

Works: 85 works in 403 publications in 7 languages and 8,122 library holdings
Genres: History  Software 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other
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Most widely held works by Harold Abelson
Architects of the information society : 35 years of the Laboratory for Computer Science at MIT by Simson Garfinkel( )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2,074 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
Structure and interpretation of computer programs by Harold Abelson( Book )

84 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the LISP programming language, and covers basic procedures, data, and modularity
Turtle geometry : the computer as a medium for exploring mathematics by Harold Abelson( Book )

48 editions published between 1978 and 1992 in English and held by 1,201 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 )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 680 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 312 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
Apple logo by Harold Abelson( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in English and Spanish and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Struktur und Interpretation von Computerprogrammen : eine Informatik-Einführung by Harold Abelson( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in German and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diese moderne Einführung in die Informatik ist am renommierten Massachusetts Institute of Technology entstanden und repräsentiert den dortigen Ausbildungsstandard für Studenten der Informatik und der Elektrotechnik. Das ganzheitliche Verständnis der Informatik unter Einbeziehung der Künstlichen Intelligenz, das in diesem Buch vermittelt wird, hat es weltweit zu einer beliebten Grundlage für die Einführungsvorlesung gemacht. Zur Notation der Programme wird Scheme verwendet, ein Dialekt der Programmiersprache Lisp, der die Leistungsfähigkeit und die Eleganz von Lisp und Algol verbindet. Die Besonderheit dieser einführenden Vorlesung beruht auf zwei Grundüberzeugungen: 1. Eine Computersprache ist nicht einfach ein Weg, einen Computer zur Ausführung von Operationen zu bewegen, sondern vielmehr ein neuartiges Medium, um Vorstellungen über Verfahrensweisen auszudrücken. So müssen Programme geschrieben werden, damit Menschen sie lesen und modifizieren, und nur in zweiter Linie, damit Maschinen sie ausführen können. 2. Das Wesentliche bei einer Vorlesung auf diesem Niveau ist weder die Syntax von speziellen Sprachkonstruktionen, noch sind es raffinierte Algorithmen zur effizienten Berechnung bestimmter Funktionen oder gar die mathematische Analyse von Algorithmen oder die Grundlagen der Informatik, sondern vielmehr die Techniken, mit denen die geistige Komplexität großer Softwaresysteme unter Kontrolle gehalten werden kann
Programming in Scheme by Michael Eisenberg( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides information on how to create apps for Android devices using the App Inventor 2, with step-by-step instructions for a variety of projects, including a text answering machine app and a quiz app
Logo for the Macintosh : an introduction through Object Logo by Harold Abelson( )

10 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Logo for the Macintosh teaches the art of programming to first time programmers. It begins with Turtle Geometry, a series of exercises involving both Logo programming and geometric concepts. Later chapters illustrate more advanced topics, such as the famous DOCTOR program with its simulated psychotherapist and an INSTANT program that enables parents and teachers to create a programming environment for preschool children. A chapter is devoted to the topic of object-oriented programming, a key feature of the Object Logo implementation of Logo.Logo for the Macintosh is written primarily for use with Object Logo, a powerful implementation of the Logo language that greatly enhances its speed, capabilities, and overall usability in education and beyond. The book may also be used with other versions of Logo for the Macintosh."
Calculus of elementary functions by Harold Abelson( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Programming in MacScheme by Michael Eisenberg( Book )

9 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Structure et interprétation des programmes informatiques by Harold Abelson( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in French and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TI Logo by Harold Abelson( Book )

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

Instructor's manual to accompany Structure and interpretation of computer programs by Julie Sussman( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in Spanish and held by 25 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 )

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

Software -- Programming Techniques
Computer exercises to accompany Structure and interpretation of computer programs by Harold Abelson( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Structure and interpretation of computer programs
Structure and interpretation of computer programsTurtle geometry : the computer as a medium for exploring mathematicsBlown to bits : your life, liberty, and happiness after the digital explosionStruktur und Interpretation von Computerprogrammen : eine Informatik-EinführungLogo for the Macintosh : an introduction through Object LogoProgramming in MacSchemeInstructor's manual to accompany Structure and interpretation of computer programsSimply Scheme : introducing computer science
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 mathématicien et informaticien américain impliqué dans le mouvement GNU

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 (240)

Spanish (15)

German (14)

French (9)

Italian (3)

Chinese (2)

Japanese (2)