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<p>Since the publication of the first edition in 1976, the <it>Encyclopedia of Computer Science</it> has been the standard one-volume reference work in computer science. Surprisingly for a successful book (the fourth edition was published in 2000), the <it>Encyclopedia</it> has been owned by eight different publishers since 1971. This article relates the salient facts in the history of the <it>Encyclopedia</it> and the vicissitudes experienced during the preparation of the four editions.</p>

A. Ralston, "Four Editions and Eight Publishers: A History of the Encyclopedia of Computer Science," in IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 26, no. , pp. 42-52, 2004.
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