''The 8051 Microcontroller and Embedded Systems'' is a comprehensive text that begins with an introduction to computing and the history of the 8051. The book then progresses to advanced topics in serial communication programming, real-world interfacing, timing and registers, wire wrapping and testing, and system design considerations. The self-paced nature of the text allows readers to progress at their own speed and level. Throughout the book, pedagogical devices such as objectives, review questions, and summary problems test the readers惴astery of important topics. The disk packaged with the book contains - * The Laboratory Manual, in Microsoft Word, with exercises in software programming and hardware interfacing of the 8051. * Source codes in ASCII files for all the programs in the book.