Dreaming in Code: Ada Byron Lovelace, Computer Pioneer

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Dreaming in Code: Ada Byron Lovelace, Computer Pioneer

by Emily Arnold McCully

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May 2019

ISBN: 9780763693565

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.

Epilogue. Afterword. Appendices. Source notes. Glossary. Bibliography. Index. Black-and-white photography and reproductions.

 
  • ISBN: 9780763693565
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Candlewick
    Page Count: 176
    Trim Size: 9" x 7"
    Genre: Fic
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