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The Resource The thrilling adventures of Lovelace and Babbage : with interesting & curious anecdotes of celebrated and distinguished characters : fully illustrating a variety of instructive and amusing scenes ; as performed within and without the remarkable difference engine, Sydney Padua ; embellished with portraits and scientifick diagrams

The thrilling adventures of Lovelace and Babbage : with interesting & curious anecdotes of celebrated and distinguished characters : fully illustrating a variety of instructive and amusing scenes ; as performed within and without the remarkable difference engine, Sydney Padua ; embellished with portraits and scientifick diagrams

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The thrilling adventures of Lovelace and Babbage : with interesting & curious anecdotes of celebrated and distinguished characters : fully illustrating a variety of instructive and amusing scenes ; as performed within and without the remarkable difference engine
Title
The thrilling adventures of Lovelace and Babbage
Title remainder
with interesting & curious anecdotes of celebrated and distinguished characters : fully illustrating a variety of instructive and amusing scenes ; as performed within and without the remarkable difference engine
Statement of responsibility
Sydney Padua ; embellished with portraits and scientifick diagrams
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eng
Summary
Meet Victorian London's most dynamic duo: Charles Babbage, the unrealized inventor of the computer, and his accomplice, Ada, Countess of Lovelace, the peculiar protoprogrammer and daughter of Lord Byron. When Lovelace translated a description of Babbage's plans for an enormous mechanical calculating machine in 1842, she added annotations three times longer than the original work. Her footnotes contained the first appearance of the general computing theory, a hundred years before an actual computer was built. Sadly, Lovelace died of cancer a decade after publishing the paper, and Babbage never built any of his machines. But do not despair! The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage presents a rollicking alternate reality in which Lovelace and Babbage do build the Difference Engine and then use it to build runaway economic models, battle the scourge of spelling errors, explore the wilder realms of mathematics, and, of course, fight crime--for the sake of both London and science. Complete with extensive footnotes that rival those penned by Lovelace herself, historical curiosities, and never-before-seen diagrams of Babbage's mechanical, steam-powered computer, The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage is wonderfully whimsical, utterly unusual, and, above all, entirely irresistible
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
741.5/942
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN6737.P34
LC item number
T48 2015
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
Label
The thrilling adventures of Lovelace and Babbage : with interesting & curious anecdotes of celebrated and distinguished characters : fully illustrating a variety of instructive and amusing scenes ; as performed within and without the remarkable difference engine, Sydney Padua ; embellished with portraits and scientifick diagrams
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"The (mostly) true story of the first computer"--Dust jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Ada Lovelace : the secret origin! -- The pocket universe -- The person from Porlock -- Lovelace & Babbage vs. the client! -- Primary sources -- Lovelace and Babbage vs. the economic model! -- Luddites! -- User experience! -- Mr. Boole comes to tea -- Imaginary quantities -- Appendix I: Some amusing primary documents -- Appendix II: The analytical engine
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
315 pages
Isbn
9780307908278
Isbn Type
(hard cover)
Lccn
2014004455
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)869881357
  • 565594
  • (OCoLC)ocn869881357
  • 565594
Label
The thrilling adventures of Lovelace and Babbage : with interesting & curious anecdotes of celebrated and distinguished characters : fully illustrating a variety of instructive and amusing scenes ; as performed within and without the remarkable difference engine, Sydney Padua ; embellished with portraits and scientifick diagrams
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The (mostly) true story of the first computer"--Dust jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Ada Lovelace : the secret origin! -- The pocket universe -- The person from Porlock -- Lovelace & Babbage vs. the client! -- Primary sources -- Lovelace and Babbage vs. the economic model! -- Luddites! -- User experience! -- Mr. Boole comes to tea -- Imaginary quantities -- Appendix I: Some amusing primary documents -- Appendix II: The analytical engine
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
315 pages
Isbn
9780307908278
Isbn Type
(hard cover)
Lccn
2014004455
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)869881357
  • 565594
  • (OCoLC)ocn869881357
  • 565594

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