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The man who knew too much : Alan Turing and the invention of the computer

Author: David Leavitt
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2006.
Series: Great discoveries.
Edition/Format:   book_printbook : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Biography of the persecuted genius who helped create the modern computer.
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
History
Biographies
Named Person: Alan Mathison Turing; Turing, Alan Mathison <1912-1954>; Alan Mathison Turing; Alan Mathison Turing; Alan Mathison Turing; Alan Mathison Turing
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Leavitt
ISBN: 0393052362 9780393052367 9780393329094 0393329097
OCLC Number: 60742103
Notes: "Atlas books."
Description: 319 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: The man in the white suit --
Watching the daisies grow --
The universal machine --
God is slick --
The tender peel --
The electronic athlete --
The imitation game --
Pryce's buoy.
Series Title: Great discoveries.
Responsibility: David Leavitt.
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