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Ada Lovelace : mathematician and first programmer

Author: Kristi Lew
Publisher: New York : Britannica Educational Publishing in association with Rosen Educational Services, 2018.
Series: Britannica beginner bios
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Nearly one hundred years before the advent of the computer age, Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, published the first set of instructions intended to extract data from a machine. This accessible, engaging biography will introduce readers to the mathematician who is considered by many to be the world's first computer programmer. Readers follow Lovelace, the daughter of renowned romantic poet Lord Byron and his highly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lew, Kristi.
Ada Lovelace.
New York : Britannica Educational Publishing in association with Rosen Educational Services, 2018
(DLC) 2017015877
(OCoLC)983786239
Named Person: Ada King Lovelace, Countess of; Ada King Lovelace, Countess of; Ada King Lovelace, Countess of
Material Type: Biography, Document, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kristi Lew
ISBN: 9781680488135 1680488139
OCLC Number: 1013593531
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Ch. 1. Who was Ada Lovelace? --
ch. 2. A young mathematician --
ch. 3. Studying machines --
ch. 4. Reason meets imagination --
ch. 5. Remembering Ada.
Series Title: Britannica beginner bios
Responsibility: Kristi Lew.

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Nearly one hundred years before the advent of the computer age, Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, published the first set of instructions intended to extract data from a machine. This accessible, engaging biography will introduce readers to the mathematician who is considered by many to be the world's first computer programmer. Readers follow Lovelace, the daughter of renowned romantic poet Lord Byron and his highly educated, analytical wife, Annabella, from her sickly childhood to her untimely death at age thirty-six. What emerges is a compelling portrait of a woman who overcame Victorian conve.

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