The Story of Computer
Today life can’t be imagined without a computer. It makes accessing information and communicating across the globe possible in a few seconds. But, computers have to be used carefully. They consume energy and if improperly disposed they release toxic substances that cause pollution. The problem of e-waste is looming large on the planet. Besides, their excessive use can lead to computer addiction. The Story of Computer takes you on a journey spanning the invention of a simple abacus to the evolution of a range of hi-tech computers. It also educates you on making smart green choices when using these wonder machines!
About the Author
A journalist and children’s author, Benita Sen has written several books – fiction and non-fiction – for children and young people. A couple of her stories have been included in English textbooks by a leading publisher. And some of her stories have earned recommendations internationally. Her fact book on Polar Creatures has been recommended by a university in North America as an excellent source for individual reading and research, and her story Yakity Yak was selected for the Fifth Nami Island International Children’s Book Festival in Korea in 2010. Also, her stories find a place in compilations of well-known organizations like Association of Writers and Illustrators and National Foundation for Communal Harmony.
Table of Contents:
- What is a Computer?
- Yesterday’s Computers
- Today’s Computers
- Tomorrow’s Computers
- Parts of a Computer
- Computer Language
- Uses of a Computer
- Care and Safety
- What a (e-)Waste!
- Computer Czars
Other titles in the series
- The Story of Clothes (ISBN:9788179935101)
- The Story of Food (ISBN:9788179935088)
- The Story of House (ISBN:9788179935125)
- The Story of Paper (ISBN:9788179935057)
- The Story of Transport (ISBN:9788179935095)