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The Resource Ada's algorithm : how Lord Byron's daughter Ada Lovelace launched the digital age, James Essinger

Ada's algorithm : how Lord Byron's daughter Ada Lovelace launched the digital age, James Essinger

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Ada's algorithm : how Lord Byron's daughter Ada Lovelace launched the digital age
Title
Ada's algorithm
Title remainder
how Lord Byron's daughter Ada Lovelace launched the digital age
Statement of responsibility
James Essinger
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The world's first computer programmer and daughter of Lord Byron finally gets credit for her research in this gossipy short biography Over 150 years after her death, a widely-used scientific computer program was named "Ada," after Ada Lovelace, the only legitimate daughter of the eighteenth century's version of a rock star, Lord Byron. Why? Because, after computer pioneers such as Alan Turing began to rediscover her, it slowly became apparent that she had been a key but overlooked figure in the invention of the computer. In Ada Lovelace, James Essinger makes the case that the computer age could have started two centuries ago if Lovelace's contemporaries had recognized her research and fully grasped its implications. It's a remarkable tale, starting with the outrageous behavior of her father, which made Ada instantly famous upon birth. Ada would go on to overcome numerous obstacles to obtain a level of education typically forbidden to women of her day. She would eventually join forces with Charles Babbage, generally credited with inventing the computer, although as Essinger makes clear, Babbage couldn't have done it without Lovelace. Indeed, Lovelace wrote what is today considered the world's first computer program--despite opposition that the principles of science were "beyond the strength of a woman's physical power of application." Based on ten years of research and filled with fascinating characters and observations of the period, not to mention numerous illustrations, Essinger tells Ada's fascinating story in unprecedented detail to absorbing and inspiring effect"--
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Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
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1957-
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Essinger, James
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA29.L72
LC item number
E87 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Lovelace, Ada King
  • Babbage, Charles
  • Women mathematicians
  • Mathematicians
  • Computers
  • COMPUTERS / History
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
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Ada's algorithm : how Lord Byron's daughter Ada Lovelace launched the digital age, James Essinger
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-242) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Poetic beginnings -- Lord Byron : a scandalous ancestry -- Annabella : Anglo-Saxon attitudes -- The manor of parallelograms -- The art of flying -- Love -- Silken threads -- When Ada met Charles -- The thinking machine -- Kinship -- Mad scientist -- The analytical engine -- The Jacquard loom -- A mind with a view -- Ada's offer to Babbage -- The Enchantress of Number -- A horrible death -- Redemption
Control code
884439697
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 254 pages
Isbn
9781612194080
Lccn
2014021837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)884439697
Label
Ada's algorithm : how Lord Byron's daughter Ada Lovelace launched the digital age, James Essinger
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-242) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Poetic beginnings -- Lord Byron : a scandalous ancestry -- Annabella : Anglo-Saxon attitudes -- The manor of parallelograms -- The art of flying -- Love -- Silken threads -- When Ada met Charles -- The thinking machine -- Kinship -- Mad scientist -- The analytical engine -- The Jacquard loom -- A mind with a view -- Ada's offer to Babbage -- The Enchantress of Number -- A horrible death -- Redemption
Control code
884439697
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 254 pages
Isbn
9781612194080
Lccn
2014021837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)884439697

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