A History of Algorithms: From the Pebble to the Microchip by Jean-Luc Chabert
Springer; 1999 edition | October 4, 2013 | English | ISBN: 3540633693 | 533 pages | DJVU | 6 MB
The development of computing has reawakened interest in algorithms. Often neglected by historians and modern scientists, algorithmic procedures have been instrumental in the development of fundamental ideas: practice led to theory just as much as the other way round. The purpose of this book is to offer a historical background to contemporary algorithmic practice.