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Charles Babbage and the Countess

Author: Patricia S Warrick
Publisher: Bloomington, IN : Authorhouse, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Charles Babbage; Ada King Lovelace, Countess of
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia S Warrick
ISBN: 9781425983109 1425983103 9781425983116 1425983111
OCLC Number: 143482146
Description: viii, 505 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue --
ch. 1. Idea is born --
ch. 2. Childhood lessons --
ch. 3. Babbage makes a decision --
ch. 4. On the move --
ch. 5. Difference engine is begun --
ch. 6. Tragic time --
ch. 7. Escape to the continent --
ch. 8. Return to life in England --
ch. 9. Crisis at Bifrons --
ch. 10. Case for reform --
ch. 11. Thomas Moore's memoir --
ch. 12. Significant and successful publication --
ch. 13. Adventure with the future --
ch. 14. Meeting of Ada Byron and Charles Babbage --
ch. 15. Another London season --
ch. 16. Beginning a new life --
ch. 17. Birth of the analytical engine --
ch. 18. Lady Byron, Babbage, and the Prime Minister --
ch. 19. Coming of the railroads --
ch. 20. Scientific congress in Italy --
ch. 21. Dreadful secret is revealed --
ch. 22. Charles Wheatstone makes a suggestion --
ch. 23. Countess becomes a translator --
ch. 24. Memoir by A.A.L. --
ch. 25. Illness and new aspirations --
ch. 26. Secret life --
ch. 27. Difference engine no. 2 --
ch. 28. Visit to Newstead Abbey --
ch. 29. Exhibition of 1851 --
ch. 30. Fraying cloth of deception --
ch. 31. "A hidden light may burn that never dies" --
Epilogue --
Biography of secondary characters --
Selected bibliography.
Responsibility: by Patricia S. Warrick.

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