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Dictionary of Computer and Internet Terms (Prolog Programming in Depth) (Natural Language Processing for Prolog Programmers) Syntactic Theory in the High Middle Ages
(Astrophotography for the Amateur) (Cambridge Eclipse Photography Guide)
How to Use a Computerized Telescope Celestial Objects for Modern Telescopes Digital SLR Astrophotography
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Computers


(Dictionary of Computer and Internet Terms)
Douglas Downing, Michael Covington, Melody Mauldin Covington, Catherine Anne Barrett, and Sharon Covington
Dictionary of Computer and Internet Terms
Eleventh edition, Barron's Educational Series, 2013.


More than 3200 key terms defined and explained. Over 250 illustrations. New material on Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, tablets, digital photography and audio, social networking, Linux, mobile devices, and other new developments, including Internet culture and humor.

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(Computer Science Study Keys)
Michael A. Covington
Computer Science Study Keys
Barron's Educational Series, 1991.

A guide for the perplexed computer science student, or anyone who simply wants to know what goes on inside a computer.

Now officially out of print, but still available from some booksellers.

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(Dictionary of Desktop Publishing)
Melody Mauldin Covington
Dictionary of Desktop Publishing
Barron's Educational Series, 1995.
A comprehensive design and idea sourcebook;
over 1100 entries, 150 illustrations.

(Now out of print; most of the contents subsumed into the Dictionary of Computer and Internet Terms, above.)

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Artificial Intelligence and Linguistics


(Prolog Programming in Depth)
Michael A. Covington, Donald Nute, and André Vellino
Prolog Programming in Depth
Second edition, Prentice-Hall, 1997.

Full coverage of the Prolog programming language including the latest ISO standard (as of 1997). Includes ready-to-run code for expert system shells, other intelligent problem-solvers, and algorithms to read foreign file formats, even Lotus spreadsheets.

NEW! This book is freely available from the authors as a PDF file. Just click here to view or download it.

For the program files from this book, click here. The programs included are those listed in the book. We do not publish a file of homework answers.

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(Natural Language Processing for Prolog Programmers)

Michael A. Covington,
Natural Language Processing for Prolog Programmers,
Prentice-Hall, 1994.

Designed to bridge the gap for those who know Prolog but have little or no background in linguistics, this book concentrates on turning theories into practical techniques. Coverage includes template and keyword systems, definite clause grammars (DCGs), English syntax, unification-based grammar, parsing algorithms, semantics, and morphology. Helpful appendices present an in-depth review of Prolog and ready-to-use string input and tokenization routines.

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For the program files from this book, click here. The programs included are those listed in the book. We do not publish a file of homework answers.

This book is no longer available in print from the publisher, but secondhand copies may be available through Amazon.com and Amazon.Co.UK.


(Syntactic Theory in the High Middle Ages)
Michael A. Covington,
Syntactic Theory in the High Middle Ages,
Cambridge University Press, 1984.

This is Michael's Yale doctoral dissertation, a historical study of a group of medieval Latin grammarians and logicians who tried to work out a theory of the relationship between language and meaning. Many of their ideas are of enduring interest.

Reprinted 2009, in paperback, priced lower than ever before!

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Astronomy and Astrophotography


Michael Covington's Practical Amateur Astronomy Series

Digital SLR Astrophotography
New in October 2007:
Michael A. Covington
Digital SLR Astrophotography
Cambridge University Press, 2007.

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How to Use a Computerized Telescope
Michael A. Covington
How to Use a Computerized Telescope
Cambridge University Press, 2002.

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Celestial Objects for Modern Telescopes
Michael A. Covington
Celestial Objects for Modern Telescopes
Cambridge University Press, 2002.

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Celestial Objects for Modern Telescopes
Celestial Objects for Modern Telescopes
Two-volume set
(ISBN 0-521-52420-2)

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(Astrophotography for the Amateur)
Michael A. Covington,
Astrophotography for the Amateur,
Cambridge University Press, 1985, 1991, 1999.

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(Cambridge Eclipse Photography Guide)
Jay M. Pasachoff and Michael A. Covington,
The Cambridge Eclipse Photography Guide
Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Complete information on how to photograph eclipses of the sun and moon, with data on upcoming eclipses. Includes detailed maps of the 1999 solar eclipse in Europe.

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