The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage
Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Sydney Padua transforms one of the most compelling scientific collaborations into a hilarious set of adventures. Meet Ada Lovelace, daughter of Lord Byron: mathematician, gambler, and proto-programmer, whose writings contained the first ever appearance of general computing theoryand Charles Babbage, eccentric inventor of the Difference Engine, an enormous clockwork calculating machine that would have been the first computer, if he had ever finished it. But what if things had been different? In this alternate reality Lovelace and Babbage do build the Difference Engine and use it to create runaway economic models, battle the scourge of spelling errors, explore the wider realms of mathematics and fight crime - for the sake of both London and science.

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Author: Sydney Padua
Publisher: Particular Books/Pantheon
Date:April 21, 2015
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780141981512
Print: 0141981512
Print: 0307908275

Kindle: B00VL0NME4

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