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Machines that think!

Author: Don Brown
Publisher: New York : Amulet Books, 2020.
Series: Big ideas that changed the world, 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Machines That Think! explores machines from ancient history to today that perform a multitude of tasks, from making mind-numbing calculations to working on assembly lines to guiding spaceships to the moon. Included are fascinating looks at the world's earliest calculators, the birth of computer programming, and the arrival of smartphones. Contributors discussed include Muhammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī, Ada  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Graphic novels
History
Juvenile works
Educational comics
Comics (Graphic works)
Nonfiction comics
Comic books, strips, etc
Juvenile literature
Cartoons and comics
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Don Brown
ISBN: 9781419740985 1419740989
OCLC Number: 1119132641
Description: 124 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 21 cm
Series Title: Big ideas that changed the world, 2.
Responsibility: Don Brown.

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"Machines That Think! explores machines from ancient history to today that perform a multitude of tasks, from making mind-numbing calculations to working on assembly lines to guiding spaceships to the moon. Included are fascinating looks at the world's earliest calculators, the birth of computer programming, and the arrival of smartphones. Contributors discussed include Muhammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī, Ada Lovelace, and Bill Gates. From the abacus to artificial intelligence, machines through the ages have pushed the boundaries of human capability and creativity"--

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"Brown's signature watercolor illustrations keep the tone light and lively, and end matter comprising a timeline, biographical note, sources, author's note, and al-Khwarizmi's ever-so-useful "A Bit Read more...

 
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