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The imitation game : Alan Turing decoded

Author: Jim Ottaviani; Leland Purvis
Publisher: New York : Abrams ComicArts, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A biography of the mathematician, reveals the story of an eccentric genius, Olympic-class runner, and groundbreaking theoretician whose work is still influencing the science and telecommunication systems of the modern world.
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Genre/Form: Graphic format
Biographical comics
Comic books, strips, etc
Graphic novels
Historical comics
History
Comics (Graphic works)
Biography Comic books, strips, etc
Named Person: Alan Turing; Alan Turing; Alan Mathison Turing
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Ottaviani; Leland Purvis
ISBN: 1419718932 9781419718939 9780605966888 0605966885
OCLC Number: 1029646823
Description: 233 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: written by Jim Ottaviani ; illustrated by Leland Purvis.

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A biography of the mathematician, reveals the story of an eccentric genius, Olympic-class runner, and groundbreaking theoretician whose work is still influencing the science and telecommunication systems of the modern world.

"English mathematician and scientist Alan Turing (1912&#x;1954) is credited with many of the foundational principles of contemporary computer science. The Imitation Game presents a historically accurate graphic novel biography of Turing's life, including his groundbreaking work on the fundamentals of cryptography and artificial intelligence. His code breaking efforts led to the cracking of the German Enigma during World War II, work that saved countless lives and accelerated the Allied defeat of the Nazis. While Turing's achievements remain relevant decades after his death, the story of his life in post-war Europe continues to fascinate audiences today. Award-winning duo Jim Ottaviani (the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Feynman and Primates) and artist Leland Purvis (an Eisner and Ignatz Award nominee and occasional reviewer for the Comics Journal) present a factually detailed account of Turing's life and groundbreaking research--as an unconventional genius who was arrested, tried, convicted, and punished for being openly gay, and whose innovative work still fuels the computing and communication systems that define our modern world. Computer science buffs, comics fans, and history aficionados will be captivated by this riveting and tragic story of one of the 20th century&#x;s most unsung heroes"--Publisher website.

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