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The Mechanical Turk : the true story of the chess-playing machine that fooled the world

Author: Tom Standage
Publisher: London [etc.] : Penguin Books, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title tells the story of the Turk, the infamous 18th-century automation. The story links a cast of historical characters, from Napoleon, Beethoven and Poe to the pioneers of the computer age,  Read more...

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Named Person: Wolfgang von Kempelen
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Standage
ISBN: 014029919X 9780140299199
OCLC Number: 440838474
Description: XIV, 273 str. : ilustr. ; 20 cm.
Contents: The queen's gambit accepted; the Turk's opening move; a most charming contraption; ingenious devices, invisible powers; dreams of speech and reason; adventures of an imagination; the emperor and the prince; the province of intellect; the wooden warrior in America; endgame; the secrets of the Turk; the Turk versus Deep Blue.
Responsibility: Tom Standage.

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