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Ada, the enchantress of numbers : a selection from the letters of Lord Byron's daughter and her description of the first computer

Author: Ada King Lovelace, Countess of; Betty A Toole
Publisher: Mill Valley, Calif. : Strawberry Press ; Sausalito, CA : Orders to Critical Connection, ©1992.
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Toole did research for more than eight years, burying herself in British archives and libraries to narrate and edit this extraordinary collection of letters written by Ada Lovelace. Not only do they outline Ada's ingenuity for the sciences, but they also enlighten us on all aspects of Lady Lovelace's multidimensional life: her passionate desire to flourish in a "man's world," her battle with drug addiction and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
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Lovelace, Ada King, Countess of, 1815-1852.
Ada, the enchantress of numbers.
Mill Valley, Calif. : Strawberry Press ; Sausalito, CA : Orders to Critical Connection, c1992
(OCoLC)556334619
Named Person: Ada King Lovelace, Countess of
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ada King Lovelace, Countess of; Betty A Toole
ISBN: 0912647094 9780912647098
OCLC Number: 28257411
Notes: Letters to and from the Countess of Lovelace, 1824-1852.
Description: xv, 439 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Other Titles: Correspondence.
Responsibility: narrated and edited by Betty A. Toole.
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Toole did research for more than eight years, burying herself in British archives and libraries to narrate and edit this extraordinary collection of letters written by Ada Lovelace. Not only do they outline Ada's ingenuity for the sciences, but they also enlighten us on all aspects of Lady Lovelace's multidimensional life: her passionate desire to flourish in a "man's world," her battle with drug addiction and chronic sickness, and her efforts as a mother and wife. Lovelace also had a reputation as a wild gambler and a lover. Ada was one of the first to write programs of instructions for Babbage's Analytical Engines, the famous precursors to the modern digital computer. Ada's letters are some of the classic founding documents of cybernetics and computer science, written nearly a century before ENIAC.

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