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Alan Turing

Author: Jim Eldridge
Publisher: London : A. & C. Black, 2013.
Series: Real lives
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Alan Turing was one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century. He created one of the first designs for a stored-program computer and is widely considered to be the father of computer science and artificial intelligence. During World War II, Turing worked for the Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, Britain's codebreaking centre, where he was responsible for breaking German naval codes,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical fiction
Children's stories
Juvenile fiction
Named Person: Alan Mathison Turing
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Eldridge
ISBN: 9781472900104 1472900103
OCLC Number: 858009896
Description: 95 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Real lives
Responsibility: Jim Eldridge.

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Alan Turing was one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century. He created one of the first designs for a stored-program computer and is widely considered to be the father of computer science and artificial intelligence. During World War II, Turing worked for the Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, Britain's codebreaking centre, where he was responsible for breaking German naval codes, including the supposedly unbreakable Enigma code, and helping the Atlantic convoys avoid German U-boat attacks. This work probably shortened World War II by up to four years, saving millions of lives. This is the story of the amazing life and work of a British hero and one of the greatest thinkers of the 20th century.

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Interesting and effective biography of the famous mathematician...accessible but with an occasionally challenging vocabulary, it will appeal to a wide range of kids. It might be short but this book Read more...

 
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