The Resource The man who knew too much : Alan Turing and the invention of the computer, by David Leavitt

The man who knew too much : Alan Turing and the invention of the computer, by David Leavitt

Label
The man who knew too much : Alan Turing and the invention of the computer
Title
The man who knew too much
Title remainder
Alan Turing and the invention of the computer
Statement of responsibility
by David Leavitt
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A biography of the persecuted genius who helped create the modern computer. To solve one of the great mathematical problems of his day, Alan Turing proposed an imaginary computer. Then, attempting to break a Nazi code during World War II, he successfully designed and built one, thus ensuring the Allied victory. Turing became a champion of artificial intelligence, but his work was cut short. As an openly gay man at a time when homosexuality was illegal in England, he was convicted and forced to undergo a humiliating "treatment" that may have led to his suicide. With a novelist's sensitivity, David Leavitt portrays Turing in all his humanity--his eccentricities, his brilliance, his fatal candor--and elegantly explains his work and its implications
Cataloging source
BLACP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leavitt, David
Dewey number
  • 510/.92
  • B
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
QA29.T8
LC item number
L43 2014ab
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Paul Michael Garcia
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Garcia, Paul Michael
  • Blackstone Audio, Inc
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Turing, Alan Mathison
  • Audiobooks
  • Books on disc
  • Gay men
  • Mathematicians
  • Artificial intelligence
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The man who knew too much : Alan Turing and the invention of the computer, by David Leavitt
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Compact discs
  • "Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container
Capture and storage technique
analog electrical storage
Carrier category
audiobook
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
local
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 audio discs (9 1/2 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781483018386
Isbn Type
(library ed.)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Publisher number
Z9768
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)880902121
  • 529647
  • (OCoLC)ocn880902121
  • 529647
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The man who knew too much : Alan Turing and the invention of the computer, by David Leavitt
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Compact discs
  • "Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container
Capture and storage technique
analog electrical storage
Carrier category
audiobook
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
local
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 audio discs (9 1/2 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781483018386
Isbn Type
(library ed.)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Publisher number
Z9768
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)880902121
  • 529647
  • (OCoLC)ocn880902121
  • 529647
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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