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Ten Books To Get You Through The College Admission Cycle

Amazon lists 6,533 results for "college admission books." That includes test guides, college guides, "Teen & Young Adult SAT Study Aids," how to write the college application essay, education workbooks, higher & continuing education and more. So there's plenty to choose from when starting the college process. I keep my own list of books that I've found interesting and useful when thinking, writing and counseling about college admission. They provide context, historical perspective and sometimes just a good surprise. I've listed some volumes here that offer those qualities even if you don't write about college admission for a living. They're not "how to get in books;" instead, they  provide some perspective on the whole enterprise, offering a way to come up for air when you're feeling totally consumed by the craziness.  It's an idiosyncratic list, I admit, but you may find nuggets of wisdom in any one of them.

The Development of the C Language

The Development of the C Language* Dennis M. Ritchie Bell Labs/Lucent Technologies Murray Hill, NJ 07974 USA ABSTRACT The C programming language was devised in the early 1970s as a system implementation language for the nascent Unix operating system. Derived from the typeless language BCPL, it evolved a type structure; created on a tiny machine as a tool to improve a meager programming environment, it has become one of the dominant languages of today. This paper studies its evolution. Introduction NOTE: *Copyright 1993 Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. This electronic reprint made available by the author as a courtesy. For further publication rights contact ACM or the author. This article was presented at Second History of Programming Languages conference, Cambridge, Mass., April, 1993. It was then collected in the conference proceedings: History of Programming Languages-II ed. Thomas J. Bergin, Jr. and Richard G. Gibson, Jr. ACM Press (