The Politics of Code & Virtual Reality: Academic Best Sellers in Computer Science

A thoughtful look at the morality and politics of code, an introduction to computational thinking, and a comprehensive overview of developments in virtual reality top the list of best-selling computer science books, as compiled by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO.

A thoughtful look at the morality and politics of code; an introduction to computational thinking; and a comprehensive overview of developments in virtual reality top the list of best-selling computer science books, as compiled by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO.

1. Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World
Thompson, Clive
Penguin Books. 2019. ISBN 9780735220560. $28.

2. Computational Thinking
Denning, Peter J.
MIT Press. 2019. ISBN 9780262536561. $15.95.

3. Virtual Reality
Greengard, Samuel
MIT Press. 2019. ISBN 9780262537520. $15.95.

4. The History of the Future: Oculus, Facebook, and the Revolution That Swept Virtual Reality Harris, Blake J.
William Morrow. 2019. ISBN 9780062455963. $28.99.

5. Talk to Me: How Voice Computing Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Think            Vlahos, James
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2019. ISBN 9781328799302. $28.

6. Value Sensitive Design: Shaping Technology with Moral Imagination
Friedman, Batya
MIT Press. 2019. ISBN 9780262039536. $40.

7. Future Histories: What Ada Lovelace, Tom Paine, and the Paris Commune Can Teach Us About Digital Technology
O'Shea, Lizzie
Verso. 2019. ISBN 9781788734301. $27.95.

8. digitalSTS: A Field Guide For Science & Technology Studies
Vertesi, Janet
Princeton University Press. 2019. ISBN 9780691187075. $120.

9. The Oxford Handbook of Cyberpsychology
Attrill-Smith, Alison
Oxford University Press. 2019. ISBN 9780198812746. $150.

10. Scope of Information Ethics: Challenges in Education, Technology, Communications, Medicine and Other Domains
Hauptman, Robert
McFarland. 2019. ISBN 9781476675671. $39.95.

11. Locked Out: Regional Restrictions in Digital Entertainment Culture
Elkins, Evan
New York University Press. 2019. ISBN 9781479830572. $89.

12. Cambridge Handbook of Computing Education Research
Fincher, Sally A.
Cambridge University Press. 2019. ISBN 9781108496735. $185.

13. Fundamentals of Data Visualization: A Primer on Making Informative and Compelling Figures
Wilke, C.
O'Reilly Media. 2019. ISBN 9781492031086. $69.99.

14. Becoming an Ethical Hacker
Rivlin, Gary
Simon & Schuster. 2019. ISBN 9781501167911. $18.

15. Web Design Playground: HTML + CSS the Interactive Way
McFedries, Paul
Manning. 2019. ISBN 9781617294402. $39.99.

16. Bits and Bugs: A Scientific and Historical Review of Software Failures in Computational Science
Huckle, Thomas
Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics. 2019. ISBN 9781611975550. $44.

17. The Everyday Life of an Algorithm
Neyland, Daniel
Palgrave Macmillan. 2019. ISBN 9783030005771. $59.99.

18. Big Data and the Computable Society: Algorithms and People in the Digital World
Talia, Domenico
World Scientific. 2019. ISBN 9781786346919. $58.

19. Data Politics: Worlds, Subjects, Rights
Bigo, Didier
Routledge. 2019. ISBN 9781138053250. $155.

20. Calculated Surprises: A Philosophy of Computer Simulation
Lenhard, Johannes
Oxford University Press. 2019. ISBN 9780190873288. $74.

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