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Dreaming in code : Ada Byron Lovelace, computer pioneer

By: McCully, Emily Arnold

0763693561 / 9780763693565
Laminated
510.92
04/04/2019
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23 cm 176 pages
Children / Juvenile  Learn More
Quiz No: 236395, Points 4.00, Book Level 8.30,
Middle Years Plus - Key Stage 3 Learn More
This illuminating biography reveals how the daughter of Lord Byron, Britains most infamous Romantic poet, became the worlds first computer programmer.

Even by 1800s standards, Ada Byron Lovelace had an unusual upbringing. Her strict mother worked hard at cultivating her own role as the long-suffering ex-wife of bad-boy poet Lord Byron while raising Ada in isolation. Tutored by the brightest minds, Ada developed a hunger for mental puzzles, mathematical conundrums, and scientific discovery that kept pace with the breathtaking advances of the industrial and social revolutions taking place in Europe. At seventeen, Ada met eccentric inventor Charles Babbage, a kindred spirit. Their ensuing collaborations resulted in ideas and concepts that presaged computer programming by almost two hundred years, and Ada Lovelace is now recognized as a pioneer and prophet of the information age. Award-winning author Emily Arnold McCully opens the window on a peculiar and singular intellect, shaped and hampered by history, social norms, and family dysfunction. The result is a portrait that is at once remarkable and fascinating, tragic and triumphant.

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YNM People & places (Children's / Teenage), YNT Science & technology: general interest (Children's / Teenage)

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